I have always held the view that our President needs a presidential jet. We mandated him to run the affairs of the country and if he has to do it efficiently and effectively, he needs mobility to take him from one country to another as his job demands.
However, since the country doesn’t have resources at present to buy the jet, chartering is the best option. Am not an economist but I do not think this can change the economic situation of the country.
I do not regret for holding this noble and patriotic view because apart from torturing our leader as he can be held up to hours at an airport awaiting connections or experiencing flight delays, we expose him to insecurity. Let us love our leader.
However, I disagree with the President that he is helping Malawians by going outside to seek assistance yet we are ungrateful. He says he doesn’t need our money but he is doing it to help us. This is not true. He is doing his job which he asked from Malawians during campaign. He run up and down the country canvassing for votes, convincing us he would do a much better job than Chakwera and JB and we gave him the five year job subject to renewal in 2019 if he does a good job.
So he is not helping anyone because we did not approach him to run for presidency, he approached us to vote for him.
Next is the relationship between the media and him. This ‘war’ is unnecessary and senseless. No President in Malawi ever won this battle and no media either as an institution or individual ever won this battle. Our President found a very vibrant media when he was coming from the US to join politics and he will leave office of the President the very same vibrant media.
The more intimidation tactics you use to make them fear, the more organised they become and come much more stronger. They can easily shoot with just a mere pen and a powerful polItical figure can die, easily.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :