Malawi should groom new leaders now: Kunkuyu leads pressure group, says Presidency not retirement package

Chairperson of newly formed  political pressure group, Transformation Alliance (TA), Moses Kunkuyu has said there is need  to its groom future leaders rather than today’s stomach leaders.

Kunkuyu:Leading political pressure group TA

Kunkuyu: Times has come for change in Malawi 

Kunkuyu, former Blantyre City South Member of Parliament who also served as Minister of Information in the Joyce Banda administration, announced the formation of TA in Blantyre and said  Malawians are fed up with  “costly leaders” who he said assume top public posts but are “eternally on leadership orientation”.

He said: “Malawi shoud groom its future leaders beginning now.”

Kunkuyu said his movement wants leaders who are in sync with the economic realities facing citizens.

He said leaders with a better background and understanding of the country’s political anD economic dynamics have the potential to bring about the change Malawians desire – not the business as usual as it is with the Peter Mutharika administration.

Kunkuyu repeatedly stressed that “time has come for change.”

The former minister urged the young generation to step up for leadership positions and deal away with the “selfish and greedy people.”

He told reporters: “We realise that many Malawians habe given up on their dreams and ambitions. There is a terrible toning down of expectations. Hope has evaporated from their lives, giving way to a bitter, cynical reconciliation with reality.

“We can’t blame the status quo for we lack an edge and positive drive to push us forward.”

Kunkuyu said Malawians should refuse to surrender to the current political and economic calamities.

“The future will haunt us , our children will mock us and time curse us for not doing everything to reverse the present rot, we have the energy and age to make the change,” h said.

Kunkuyu said  “time has come for change” and that the change to happen, young people should reposition themselves and “rise” to push for transformation.

“Now is the time, things must change,” he said.

Kunkuyu said Malawi needs to be liberated from “the bondage of abusive political jaws and perpetual abject poverty.”

Taking a dig at leaders who seek presidential office in their advanced age beyond 60 years, Kunkuyu said : “Presidency must not be a retirement package for some individuals,”

He clearly discredit the current leadership by saying the future of Malawi “lies not in the present but the future.”

Kunkuyu was flanked by Eunice Makangala, also former minister in Joyce Banda government.

But Kunkuyu said his movement has no link to newly formed political party United Transformation Party.

In January this year Kunkuyu resigned from Peoples Party (PP) , saying he cannot continue being a member of a party that is headed for extinction..

He joined PP after quitting Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) where he formed a pressure group, Hope Alliance, with an agenda to fight for good governance.

While as a member of DPP, Kunkuyu openly criticised the party on its dictatorial tendencies.

Kukunyu’s alliance also fought against, Peter Mutharika, now the Head of State who they accused of not engaging them.++

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Winston Msowoya
You are right humane.The Tumbuka votes were mainly a protest scenario against the then ruling dreaded MCP which brutalized and tribalistically sidelined Northerners to this day.In the circumstances,the voters flocked to AFORD to make the point.Please make no mistake,tribalism in Malawi has deepened its evil roots to an alarming dimensions,call me a lier,the devil will haunt you.In the runners-up national elections,Northerners voted the UDF which to them,embraced Northerners including myriad of the returning exiles mainly Tumbukas.Tribalism had been the political norm soon after the famous cabinet crisis of September 9th,1964 when the tyrant dismissed all the first brilliant young… Read more »
be humane

Winston Wayankhula bwino. Since Democracy, Atumbuka mumavotera AFORD, Achewa amavotera MCP, Ayao amavotera UDF, pano Alomwe amavotera DPP. Tsopano mwaona kuti ndinu ochepa anthu anu sakumawina mwayamba kunena kuti tribalism? A nsowoya monga inu munavotera atupele mu 2014? You voted wanu wa kumpoto koma sanawine. Everywhere in the world a party has stronghold in its tribal region. You cannot deny and you think kunkuyu can help us? Munfunse anathawa ku Blantyre kupita ku Dedza akuti kwao kwa achewa hoping to be voted because is a chewa. Is that not tribalistic?


Kunkuyu wasauka uyu! Anatenga munyama posiya nkazache woyamba uja ndikukwatira ka miss Malawi!

Watha ameneyu asatisokose!


Awanso nde ai!

Abale, ngakhale WAMISALAYO angachite support KUNKUYU? Malawians, lets be serious – who can REALLY rally behind Kunkuyu?. The guy is doing all this as a reaction to his disappointment – so things don’t work well that way. He is a failed politician and wants others to help him in mourning his calamities. Guys lets be serious – he is nobody in society – otherwise stop cheating him or he should stop cheating himself. I doubt whether his wife could even vote for him. Word of advice to Kunkuyu: Begin with convincing your relatives to support you before you go beyond… Read more »
Moses Makoko

Ha ha ha! Ku malawi mavuto a dakali. There is nothing new that can come from this guy, bola Kamlepo

Winston Msowoya
Mr.Kunkuyu,you have brilliant and patriotic notions,but you need to involve young people from all three Regions of our country because they are the today’s leaders.The ones we have now in our governments,are not leaders,but rather thieves,tribalists and grossly incapable of leading the country to stability and prosperity.You have to bear in mind that politics based exclusively on regional or tribal lines will never ever succeed to establish stable and progressive governments in any nation.Authentically,in Malawi we have shamefully and tragically failed.Soon after the introduction of multiparty democracy in the country in the 90s,in which all people of our three provinces,patriotically… Read more »

I get the sense that you’ve been all over the place, Mr. Kunkuyu, and you do not display acumen for continuity. Is this emerging out of a personal interest, perhaps?

Kunkuyu Gondwe

A kunkuyu Kutha Ma plan kumeneko. Munali mashasha Inu mukudya za chashgate ndi Joyce. Munalowa m’boma dzina la Yesu lili pakamwa Koma munamutaya mpulumusi. Zoona love of money is beginning of all evil. Kagwere uko


From the inside information I have, Kunkuyu and Makangala both belong to UTP – Chikaonda’s party. And they have been attending executive meetings. What they have launched is their youth Movement to test the waters.

When did Makangala resign from MCP executive after joining the party last year? Mayi oyenda-yenda zedi.

Kinkuyu adviser

Kinkuyu,you are just wasting your time trying to make a political come back.We all know that you are a spent force.Go to hell!

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