Kapito, Mtambo rue Malawi ‘lost leadership’

Outspoken executive director of Consumers Association of Malawi (Cama) John Kapito differed has said the economic woes in the past year was squarely blamed on a “lost leadership.”

He described 2014 as a very difficult year for consumers.

Kapito:  We had lost leadership

Kapito: We had lost leadership

“The year 2014 is one year consumers would like to forget quickly. The kwacha depreciated hugely, causing costs of living to be skyrocketing. Essential services such as water and electricity became unbearable for many a consumer; quality of education went down,” said Kapito in newspaper interview assessing President Peter Mutharika administration.

“Malawi as a country was absent, it was on holiday. The leadership, still celebrating victory of the elections, also went on holiday and in the power vacuum that followed, markets tumbled and the poor were punished hard. We hope 2015 will see the leadership coming out of holiday,” Kapito is quoted by The Nation.

Centre for Human Rights Rehabilitation (CHRR) executive director Timothy Mtambo concurred with Kapito and said Mutharika’s era has so far been characterised with more negatives than positives.

“I can see a leadership which is lost and lacking direction. The leadership appears to be a spectator as things unfold,” the paper quoted Mtambo.

Mtambo also bemoaned the security breakdown that saw daring robbers raiding Mudi House in Blantyre, the official residence of the Vice-President as well as the theft at the home of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Minister Atupele Muluzi in Lilongwe’s Area 9.

The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) said the year had several hurdles in terms of political and economic governance.

PAC said the country has not sufficiently moved in a positive direction both politically and economically and we are yet to see what achievement will be realised in 2015.

“Malawi  will  not  change  if  we, ourselves,  are resisting  to change  our  habits  and  behaviour  which  affect  the  development of this country,” reads the statement consigned by PAC chairperson the Very Reverend Dr. Felix Chingota and PAC publicity secretary Father Peter Mulomole.

In a statement issued on December 31, the interfaith democracy watchdog said  the past year continued to reveal the deep-seated challenges  of  lack  of  transparency  and accountability  in  the  Malawi  society as corruption and fraud scandals were so rampant in most sectors of the economy.

Malawi government hope and wish for 2015 to be a productive year.

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65 thoughts on “Kapito, Mtambo rue Malawi ‘lost leadership’”

  1. mada says:

    amayi anu ajatu munali zii peter anakulakwirani chani? musiyeni munthu tsopano. aliyense agwire ntchito molimbika kuti malawi atukuke osati kulozana chala apa akapito mubweretse maganizo anu kuti mavutowa athe. tisadalire madonor apa . nati peter musiyeni

  2. chefourpence says:

    the President this, the President that! Poor Malawians! Lets look at things holistically and we will develop. When some sectors of the society behave as if they are not Malawian, always motivated by hate and the PhD syndrome, forget about development, when you ‘analysts’ buy in into the propaganda, forget about development.

  3. Phiri says:

    You people you talk to much you are also failures at your family level, village level yet you want change at national level, you fault finders bring change at your family level and village level then Malawi will start developing because you contributed to development, I feel pity all these briefcase

  4. Dawood says:

    Malawi politics realy sucks

  5. champiti says:

    This z the year v. Change

  6. We are too much kukokanakoka instead of development and attract donors back. Mr Kapito i think you like talking too much than paper work.

  7. Thomas says:

    Ndizofuna amalawi dont kuliya muje cheti

  8. jacoc chitseko says:

    winning party’s manufesto can never be achieved within 6months.issues of security cannot be restored within 6months.government provides the system only pple make use of it or not. this past year good number of pple have moved abave poverty line and some nt

  9. Why do we only champion the consumption of goods, and not the production? This is the genesis of all our problems.

  10. chingolopiyo says:

    I totally agree with PAC,we need to change ourselves first. We have developed a resistance to change some of our behaviours. If we analyse how many people have been better off before DPP came into power, the answer will be those who were involved in plundering the finances of the government stood out. We need to start changing our mind set, knowing the government can not provide our bread and butter in our houses, those are the things we need to work for. The government can not support his people through the system of benefits for the people to realise that the government is at work. There is a need a country, especially the Malawians to start using our mind to be creative and start up small business to employe our people, but every jack and jim thinks of opening a charity organisation, or work for a charity organisation so that we can be getting allowances without evening meeting goals that we set. If we change ourselves and start being productive, we will remain crying babes and people who are coming to seek for shelter will take over the economy by establishing business while we are watching them. No government or CEO can change an ailing economy within 5 months, even if he is a graduate of Harvard or Oxford. We are good at setting performance indicators which either kapito or Mtabo can achieve if they are given to work on those positions or those who are always mouth open to criticise anything. LET CHANGE OURSELVES FIRST.

  11. charles says:

    WE better not blame some one for not meeting what we as individual not met

  12. fathi slshehaab says:

    Ah tonse timadziwa outcome frm that party ot family…mwano kunama chinyengo name it etc…mind u what has Apm contributed to mlw history bole a da D D Phiri

  13. vincer says:

    the country is really in mess

  14. inayake says:

    What sort of positive criticism are we talking about. The truth hurts. Malawi is not ok. What the president should be doing us to let us know that he is in charge by engaging the public through statements, forums, press conference etc. The fact that the president is keeping quite from all the scenarios that are unfolding gives room for negative criticism. I urge the President to come out and engage the Malawi people. Talk to us. Let us know that you care and that you are there working tooth and nail to revert the situation with are in. Viva Malawi.

  15. Vavlov says:

    Number 3; being patriotic doesn’t mean you should seat and smile at mediocrity – NO! What Kapito and Mtambo are rightfully querying is lack of implementation of the winning party’s manifesto, which has good policies, but unfortunately appear to be shelved. If you cant see value in Kapito’s concern then I suppose you suffer from a myopic syndrome.

  16. powder says:

    pakapanda zonena ndibwino kukhala chete

  17. at first i didnt understand kapito but now i know the man knows what he is doing and is not easily influenced.

  18. KUNGOTI says:

    a Mtambo a Mwakasungula ali kuti, mwatinamiza kokwana a Malawi, a Kapito give use a break you are useles, mwaliritsa kwambiri, tawona chimene mfuu wanu umatanthauza, Kodi u Director wa CAMA uli term limit kapena bungweri ndi lanu, kumbukirani ku water board, a Malawi si owatengere pa mgong’o kuwapangira bisimezi. Patsani anzanu udindowu inu BEST BEFORE DATE (BBD) inakwana you are no longer paratable.

  19. peter says:

    Mhone is still waiting for his diplomatic post.

  20. MCP UDF DPP PP DPP : WISHING YOU THE BEST NEW YEAR EVER: HAPPY 2015 ======

    ++++++++++++++ DPP CHANGE YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLES BRING IN NEW IDEAS, TO DEVELOP THIS COUNTRY AND TO MAKE PEOPLE NOT SUFFER.

    GOD SAVE SOULS OF MALAWIANS IN 2015.

  21. uShaka kaSenzangakhona eMzuzueni says:

    hey wena kapito. the leadership that we have is a reflection of who we are as malawians, including you kapito. leaders tend to follow popular opinion of the people. that is why even leaders who would support federalism start to stop supporting it when they see that the majority of the people are against it. so too, a lomwe leader who does not hate tumbukas will not remove quota system if he senses that the majority of the people who are from center and south support quota system overwhelmingly. let us make changes for the better all of us malawians. this thing of heaping all the blame on leaders will not help us solve our problems. let us find the root causes of our problems and deal with them graciously, wisely, joyfully and for the prosperity and happiness of us all

  22. malume says:

    amtambo mutakhala inu mungatsogolere bwino, muti mutinamize apa. amalawitu alero ndiozindikira mukungozinamiza nokha ndi ndale zachikalezo.liuzeni boma zomwe lingachite kuti lichoke mmabvuto omwe tikukumana nawo osati zoti malawi lost leadership zo sizitipindulira kanthu.you are just saying walephera walephera chani. ndiwe mulendo iwe ndani asakuziwa kuti azungu analeka kuthandiza dziko lino sono mumati president atsogolere motani amalawi

  23. phunda says:

    Mbiri ya nguluwe kapena ya khwangwa m’ mutu….that’s what we are all about!! When its time to act, we don’t. And when its time to act, we act wrongly. I think we are a nation condemned to regrets… Were you not there when DPP failed this country?

  24. I mean U DENKHULE not Mlomwe Wosatengeka

  25. malume says:

    amtambo mutakhala inu mungatsogolere bwino, muti mutinamize apa. amalawitu alero ndiozindikira mukungozinamiza nokha ndi ndale zachikalezo.liuzeni boma zomwe lingachite kuti lichoke mmabvuto omwe tikukumana nawo osati zoti malawi lost leadership zo sizitipindulira kanthu.

  26. Amwene Mlomwe wosatengeka penapake U must use head to think not your bottom,kumeneko nde timati kusapita kopanda nzeru, do you think if these guys can give solution to our problem, Do U Mthalika administration can take it with these type of arrogance? Ok let me put in these way, after these same they find out that this pipo were wrong by taking money from NAC,and they give the solution of returning the money back, what did your guyz do? call press conference and deny to refund with pure nosense explanation, so what are U talking about by giving solution U dog.

  27. xman says:

    now I dont know why people contest for presidency when they cant govern

  28. joking samulani says:

    I don’t see the coherence between promoting guy rights and assessing leadership -This Mtambo man is a useless man kenako tidzamva kuti ndatembenuka mtima ndipo ndine BA. Mphongo kukwera Mphongo inzake komaaaa Timothy! !!!

  29. Kamwendo says:

    Ndizovuta amala azanga ife ndiifa basi let us just wait the day wen the son of man is comng not leardershp we gona benefits nothing fr ds greedy learder

  30. Mickman says:

    I feel like kumalimbana ndi zomwe Kapito wanena is a wastage of time. He has been a disgrace himself. Walepheletsa mademo angati useless man.

  31. chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa says:

    You faith based activists you have more problems in your churches than in the government and yet faithfuls should have been in the fore front to help sort out the problems. Bwanji kuona chitsotso cha mdiso la nzanu kusiya zanu. Anthu mchalichi angomenyana, kungochulapo chimodzi.

  32. ALEKENI ANENE says:

    Matchona samasamala za ife, anazolowera komwe amakhalako, mukalimbana ndi JB mukuzichedwesa muoneke olephera ndinu JB sakulamulasotu panopa, tizitukwana inuyo. 2019sikaletu take care.

  33. Sammy says:

    Mavuto Bamusi anamfumbatitsa chintuwisa…..

  34. Ngongoliwa says:

    WITH APM ON TOP EXPECT ANOTHER WASTEFUL 5 YEAR TERM. A MALAWI MUSALIRE DZIKOLI MWABETSA NOKHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Kamdondo says:

    ALOMWE AMADZIWA NDI TSANKHO. AFTER ALL, HE AND HIS COHORTS LIKE KANYUMBA, THAT STUPID MNGONI-SANGA STOLE THE ELECTION.

  36. Jelbin mk says:

    Very lost leadership indeed

  37. Mafikizolo says:

    Lost leadership indeed . Peter Mutharika is clearly not leadership material . VP Chilima, on the other hand, seems to think his position is the same as being a social celebrity . Apart from za u c

    Lost leadership indeed . Peter Mutharika , everyone will now agree, is not leadership material . VP Chilima, on the hand, is just busy posturing like a social celebrity . Apart from conducting himself like a social celebrity, he has shown completely no substance in terms of leadership . Both men do not, therefore, inspire any confidence . Malawi is, indeed, a ship without a captain .

  38. Batawata says:

    Voice Mhone watsamwa ndi chi sikono mkamwa nde akukanika kuyankhula

  39. mr what what says:

    malawians didn’t realise how weak is peter when he was a minister. Koma ozindikirafe tinamudziwa thats why we didn’t waste our vote for him

  40. Kapito has also lost us consumers, just noise but no action..

  41. Mmihavani says:

    Let me ask all of you blaming the leadership. As leaders in your individual families, what have you done for its prosperity. Have you built a house, have you managed to send your children to school, have you bought a new car, have you fed them well, have you clothed them nicely? Be honest with yourselves. If the answer is no then should we call you a lost leadership? A father on holiday? How do you measure the success of education system within 6 months? We should be honest in our assessment of other people’s achievements. In your own organisations, what have you improved? Have you courted new donors? Have you created employment? Have you increased in the activities you have been undertaking? The country is as good and as developed as its families; the families are as good as its members. The problem with our civil society is that you just bark at what the government has done wrong, and worse still you offer no solutions, but you don’t spell out what the citizenry is doing wrong. No country is developed by government alone. Citizens too have their greater part. Its a linear equation. You must also tell the citizens what they must do to develop. Don’t just say things for you to be relevant, to attract more donors for your bellies.

  42. Kadakwiza says:

    Let me remind Mr. Kapito and Mr. Mtambo. The President is in the kitchen cooking for Malawians. Please stay in the dining room because the food is coming. Just wait.

  43. Myangwe Joe says:

    I blame Malawians for all this mess. We voted into office foreigners who are so dull in running affairs of the nation

  44. Myangwe Joe says:

    A blame Malawians for all this mess. We voted into office foreigners who are so dull in running affairs of the nation

  45. mlomwe wachitonga says:

    2014 was hard indeed but what’s yr suggestion fr solutions in 2015 coz we’re tired of faultfinders with no solutions

  46. opportunist says:

    Yes oh

  47. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    We now have a cosmetic economy where by the government has privately borrowed so many United States Million Dollars from one of a very rich international construction company which is busy doing a lot of construction jobs and the forex has been pumped at the Reserve Bank of Malawi , without even going through the parliament. DPP is doing all this in order to fool Malawians that the country is moving forward economically and yet when they will start paying back the US$ to this internationally recognised construction company our Malawi Kwacha will start trading at K2,000.00 per dollar.
    Peter with his DPP mafias are doing exactly what Bingu did when he borrowed billions of Kwacha from MRA and pumped the billions at the Reserve Bank in order to fool Malawians that the Zero deficit budget was a secesseful thing. Bad habit will never come to an end with the Munthalika and their DPP government .
    Economically Malawians are being fooled by this government especially if they keep on doing financial transactions without the approval by the Pariament which is involving billions of Kwachas ,this shows that a lot of government money which is a tax payers money is being stolen is a very smart way because there is no transparency and accountability at all.
    Malawians ,lets wake up please , it’s high time that this government should be kicked out before five years otherwise Peter and his DPP mafias have come to mess up our country. WHICH EXPORTS ARE THEY TELLING MALAWIANS THAT THIS TIME OF THE SEASON MALAWI IS DOING BETTER ON EXPORTS ?
    IS MALAWI A NEW COUNTRY FOR MALAWIANS BE TELLING US DAY LIHGHT LIES ?

  48. Munthuwazeru says:

    Zonse adziwa ndi Mulungu

  49. Swiswiri says:

    Don’t blame Peter but President Ben Phiri. He is the one running government now.

  50. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    We now have a cosmetic economy where by the government has privately borrowed so many United States Million Dollars from one of a very rich international construction company which is busy doing a lot construction jobs and the forex has been pumped at the Reserve Bank of Malawi , without even going through the parliament. DPP is doing all this in order to fool Malawians that the country is moving forward economically and yet when they will start paying back the US$ this internationally recognised construction company our Malawi Kwacha will start trading at K2,000.00 per dollar.
    Peter with his DPP mafias are doing exactly what Bingu did when he borrowed billions of Kwacha from MRA and pumped the billions at the Reserve Bank in order to fool Malawians that the Zero deficit budget was a secesseful thing.
    Economically Malawians are being fooled by this government especially if they keep on doing financial transactions without the approval by the Pariament involving billions of Kwachas ,this shows that a lot of government money which is a tax payers money is being stolen is a very smart way because there is no transparency at all.
    Malawians ,lets wake up please , it’s high time that this government should be kicked out before five years otherwise Peter and his DPP mafias have come to mess up our country.

  51. Peter is an American and has children who will never be Malawians. He is not serious about Malawi and he wants is a better resting place like his brother. Mpumulo wa Bata and a state funeral. He did not want to be cremated in the USA.

  52. mtila zomba says:

    malawi sco good analysts but when it comes to problem solving, they r failures. what a shame

  53. God Hear Me says:

    While the views expressed by Timoteo, Yohane and friends are good in terms of giving the real picture of the situation but these views fall short of offering solutions apart from the same old story of failed leadership. It is high time the critics should also be suggesting solutions to the problems. You should remember that Joyce Banda, PhD. messed up things and the problems Malawi is facing can not be corrected in a twinkle of an eye.

    I remember the very same Yohane last month was busy organizing demonstration because of scarcity of water in Blantyre. The message we were getting out here is that Blantyre water board is failing in its services but when I personally followed up, I found out that Blantyre Water Board is carrying out major rehabilitation works like replacing small pipes with bigger ones for improved discharge hence the intermittent water supply. But we Malawians instead of holding our patience we were busy pointing fingers at the government.

    Please let us remember that Rome was not built in a day and that real development requires unified hardworking spirit. Please Sir Yohane Kapito and Sir Timoteo Mtambo continue good work you are doing of civic educating Malawians on various matter but you should also introduce a subject or topic of patriotism in your syllabus and the first cohort of students should be you two please.

    Happy New Year

  54. A Chingota ,a Mulomole,a Mtambo ndi a Kapito mukunenazi ndi zoona Muthalika akulephela kutsogolela ndipo ife taphunzilapo kuti kukhala ophunzilla kwambiri sizitanthauza kuti ungathe kutsogolela ai. Muthalika walephela osati mwakufuna ai koma m’dalitso kapena nditi mphatso ya utsogoleli alibe.

    1. aDeaconsss says:

      If u read the bible everyone is born a leader, in Genesis it says go and take dominion over every living thing on earth. Mphatso ya leadership ali nayo koma sakuigwiritsa ntchito mokomera anthu koma iye mwini, 2nd zinayamba ndi chinyengo mzimu oyera ukulephere kumuthandiza APM. What he needs is to go in a closet and repent of the sin of rigging then the Holy Spirit will start heping him to run this country, apo bii we r all like lost sheep.

    2. Ukunena zowona man,ngati munthu alibe mphaso ya usogoleri ndipovuta kuti aukwanise usogoleri.Angitula pansi undindowo kuti angazagwe nawo mumbuna,chifukwa mafupa okakamiza adaswa mphika.

  55. Denkhule says:

    We are sick and tired of referees Yohane kapito and Timoteyo Mtambo who are always pointin at mistakes without offering any solution. Are these fools really patriotic citizens of our country or they are foreigners?

    1. Geofrey says:

      True!true!true!tired and sick of kapito and colleagues.President mutharika won the elections,he is legally president of malawi,give him solutions look todays news all over several radio station commending gvt on kwacha appreciation.Mpatseni mpata munthu agwire ntchito!bravo peter,mdala Bingu RIP!

    2. ujeni says:

      They have offered solutions as per their positions. They are not paliarmentarians neither are they politicians. Now you as a fool what solution are you offering?

  56. Hello! says:

    “Lost leadership?!!?” That seems like APM’s leadership style. Remember the Ministries of Education, Justice, and Foreign Affairs when he was the minister of the respective ministries? He did not show any objective leadership when he headed these ministries and the nation (if not just a few people) entrusted him with leading the whole country which has close to seven times the number of ministries he failed to lead. It is as if the people who elected him said: “You did not perform at either of the three ministries, let us see if you will not perform on national level too!” It is high time the leadership rose above party politics and embrace non-segregative national development. There is no need to waste time fighting JB because you will be assessed by what you do not what you say about JB whom you appear to most of the time refer to as “some policians outside the country”.

    1. Mukhale anzeru you couldn’t hide your name to be “Hello “join politics and we will support you.

    2. fkr says:

      100% agree with your sentiments

  57. Whr is voice mhone?

    1. Mbaya Malawi Eish. says:

      A Voice Mhone akudikira ka post kena poti umbassador udalephereka chifukwa kukhala ndi kwawo kuwiri Nkhatabay ndi Thyolo.

    2. gonapamuhanya says:

      onsewo ali nmabanzi nkamwa. Asiyeni.

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