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, 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.++Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :