The folly of DPP’s obsession with Chakwera

When the ruling DPP is done away with their new-found obsession with MCP president Lazarus Chakwera, the least they can do is to tell Malawians whether that in itself is a solution to all the many problems that they are confronting.



Let DPP do us a favour by telling us whether sending Patricia Kaliati and this other fellow (I do not know his name and it is not important) as attack dogs to hallucinate on a whole load of rubbish about Chakwera’s past will solve all the pangs of pain Malawians are going through as a result of a million and one problems we are confronting on daily basis.

And the problems are many and piling by the day. The kwacha is galloping northwards against major currencies that it is a matter of time before we feel the pinch on the prices of essential goods and services.

Government is dead broke that it can’t pay anybody and just every government department is complaining of underfunding, choking at operations except, of course, State House so the President could maintain his mile- long convoy that is full of 10-cylinder fuel-guzzling vehicles.

Security is at an all-time low as the police have no penny in their kitty to stop the daily harassment that hardworking citizens are going through as they get robbed violently and their hard-earned money and property get taken away.

This week my friend told me of a story of how their neighborhood was attacked by a gang of panga-wielding hoodlums and nearly killed a guard in the dead of the night as they were looking for loot to cart away.

Drugs and other essential equipment in hospitals throughout the country have

dried up so that patriotic doctors who cannot stomach seeing their compatriots die like flies have resorted to be contributing money from their pockets to buy essential supplies and perform basic procedures to save lives.

I laughed my lungs out the other day when President Peter Mutharika seemed to have no clue as to how the drug problem has come about and that his government has bought enough of them.

He should ask his Minister of Health where these drugs are because certainly they are not in hospitals across the country.

Clearly the President has been misinformed. But it is typical of the DPP administration. They see anthills where there is none and where there are anthills, they do not see although they are a given fact.

What else can one say when clearly there is a problem and a whole president does not see any? What else can one say when everybody says there is trouble at Road Traffic Department but a whole minister only appreciates it when he visits it?

In light of the above, I suggest the President visits Kawamba or Kamboni health centres in rural Kasungu. He will see the real problem and not what his Health Ministry officials in their air-conditioned offices at Capital Hill tell him. They are liars and bent on protecting their jobs at the expense of the lives of poor Malawians.

To cut a long story short, like a cookie, everything is crumbling and snow-balling in the face of the ruling DPP but instead of diverting attention by constantly harping on their perceived Chakwera’ inequities, the party should confront these problems with utmost resolve and solve them.

Sending Kaliati to utter unprintable expletives at a presidential campaign rally otherwise tagged developmental will not make the problems walk away

Chakwera is not in government and certainly he is not president residing at the posh Kamuzu or Sanjika Palace. Peter Mutharika is and Malawians look up to him.

  • The article appeared in Malawi News on the ‘Hitting the nail’ column
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25 thoughts on “The folly of DPP’s obsession with Chakwera”

  1. Daniel Justin says:

    We will see when you will be in power if you will manage to control every thing without mistake

  2. Sapitwa says:

    Would it not be better if you could provide solutions to the stated problems listing them one by one and if the DPP does not apply them, then you can stand on the podium and take an advantage of these shortfalls ?Likewise if you offer solutions and DPP applies them and with problems solved, you could proudly stand on the podium and tell the folks that things have worked because of the piece of your advice.
    I for one can not take you serious in the absence of these and I will continue to label your rhetoric as cries from a big looser! I also don’t think you have what it takes to solve the current problems in the absence of Donor Funding and there is nothing you could do to woe Donors in the same given period APM has ruled,

  3. ochima says:

    Stupid politics of hand clappers and boot lickers. How can we be clapping hands to Kaliati’s insolent taunts at Chakwera as if they will bring food on our table? Will they bring much needed economic stability? Will foul mouthing give us our salaries? Very stupid!

  4. Dambudzo Mwasanya says:

    The only honourable thing for Pitala to do is just to resign otherwise he is inviting himself Cardiac arrest to take him to far lands.Just a warning.

  5. Mathanyula says:

    Don’t stare at me like that. Sindingakuope ayi.

  6. juwawo wawo says:

    Kkkkkk asova amended, aali mmadzi akuyandama

  7. pitalaaa…..mwana osasamba

  8. Ufulu says:

    Kodi ndimayesa abusa a John Chilembwe timawakumbukila chifukwa cha ndale (kumenyana ndi azungu) osati chifukwa anali abusa!! Asiyeni a Chakwera atimenyele nkhondo ngati a Chilembwe.

  9. Nangozo says:

    In Chitipa, patients have to find fuel for an ambulance if they need to be taken to the district hospital or referral hospital because ambulances are grounded without fuel. And for those admitted at the hospital they need to provide for their own food. Hospitals seem to be no longer places of hope, as a result many opt to die at their homes. Those holding positions of influence please as you are busy partying know that things are worse in this country. Somebody’s life in Chitipa, Dowa etc would be saved by that single meal’s cost that you can do without.

  10. Sigele jika says:

    In any case, APM has been out of the country far longer than Lazarus- what stops the dude(APM) from speeking with an accent? Because I can see that DPP are very jealous of the “twang”

  11. Mantha says:

    Akuluwa mantha.
    Akuopa Chakwera nkuona ayambiratu campaign yao pano 4 years before masankho kkkkkk

  12. phondogoma says:

    What about your attack dog, Jessie? You are also taming an attacking dog for 2019.Lucky enough the attacking dog survived the road accident. Watengera ambuyake Ungapake in surviving car vaccidents eti?

  13. These village idiots will not manage this country They are failers and the honest thing Mr Ibu can do is to resign and leave gvt to those who can propel this country forward.

  14. Dr Ben Phiri says:

    We in the DPP shall never repent. As DPP Presidential candidate for 2019, I will deal with the stated problems once and for all. See my name

  15. Dr. Matamula says:

    Che Mathanyula ali mmadzi heavy. Sizikumuyendera ata olo kamodzi. May be licking that bwetete

  16. Gladson says:

    When things get tough, and you are emotionally afraid, you begin to run awaay from your own shadow or foot steps. Then you creat in your mind the fiecre animal or ghost that is supposedly following after you, to destroy you. The solution to this, is to pause, breath in and out, get composed, and let your reasoning power work even before you begin to run away. I remember some day a relation of mine in our dear rural village shouted for help, and the whole village converged for her rescue, only to discover she was dreaming. In her dream a fierce snake was about to swallow her, and she really sweated! This is the kind of thing we are seeing in our esteemed captains of this ship called Malawi. My assumption is that they know things are not well, and this truth is haunting them too much. Instead of pausing a little bit to do a genuine soul-searching, they seem to be emotionally taken away and begin to do a blame game. The victim? Their own people, they people they are expected to lead! It’s like a shepherd telling their own flocks of sheep, “You are responsible for the scarcity of pasture …. lead us to greener pastures…” Truly, we are tired of hearing names of people and argue whether a reverend/pastor/prophet/bishop/theologian/etc is supposed to become a politician having “left the pulpit.” If God can genuinely call someone, regardless of what they have been, to politics, to deliver God’s people from the pangs of abject poverty and other socio-economic challenges, who are they that they can say no? If the politicians who are leading us today do not see nor need God in their service, then let them honourably bow down and pave way to those God has called. We can practice clean politics, and yes, we can, only and only if, we have a heart for God and fellow human beings. A free piece of advice to the DPP/UDF guys, let Dr. Chakwera and other opposition figures alone. If anything, humble yourself, go to then and reason with them to put your heads together and find solutions to the ills affecting Malawi and Malawians! Someone is not happy for my inclusion of UDF – with their “gentleman” arrangement, we feel both parties are agreeing on whatever to do and say. I cherish what JB did at some point, whether it produced results or not that is a different story; and Hon. Atupere Muluzi replicated something similar – she brought economists and other technical people together for a comference that came up with a document to guide the nation on economic and governance issues. I think instead of wasting the already scarce resources going around questioning why and how some reverend became a practicing politician, it may do good to the nation to spend those monies on brainstorming indabas, finding solutions to our ailing economy (if not in a coma position already). Come on, honourable folks, do not dishonour your honourable positions and status.

  17. Kaziwiziwi says:

    A Peter
    Konzani Dziko Osamangoti Chakwera!

    Kulimbana Ndi Oyenda Pansi Pomwe Galimoto Ukuyendetsa Ndiwe!

  18. Loko Nkhwangwa says:

    Palibe chanzeru alemba apa. Kasakula is a hardcore Kongelesi supporter from Kasungu. But don’t forget that Kongelesi will never rule Malawi again becoz it is a party of Nyau, Ng’ona, death and darkness (Chakufwa Chihana). Kuyendetsa dambwe ndi kuyendetsa boma ndi zosiyana. Unless Kongelesi changes its NYAU tactics and penetrates the South, it won’t run government again. Ntchito ya Achakwera ikhala yomweyo yoyendetsa dambwe ku NYAU Zone. DPP ndi pawa with support from SENALAND, LOMWELAND, YAOLAND,NGONILAND,CHEWALAND, TONGALAND AND TUMBUKALAND. Simply all corners of Malawi. Kongelesi ka support kanu ndi komweka ka CHEWALAND basi! Ndiye mungalamule dziko????

  19. Mhesha says:

    But when foul and big mouthed JK castigates at DPP team members you say that is ok? You mean it’s democratic only when opposition side insinuate government side? That’s unacceptable and as DPP they may not tolerate that

  20. el- Chapo(small in stature. big in mind ) says:

    This government is in doldrums. I rest my case.

  21. patriot says:

    chakwera and fellow opposition parties who think they hv solutions and really lov malawians as they sound.y cant they display the lov by bringing in their solutions and solve the era without presidential does it feel lyk to oppose the benefit of malawians.mwatikwana

  22. kamuzu says:

    Zimatelo iwe ukhala otsutsa mudzaziona achakwera

  23. Khuth'upa o'Machemba says:

    Seems like the article was written by a lazy journalist, or someone who doesn’t know better. Cases in point:-
    – A quick check, even with his fellow journalists, would easily reveal the name of “this other fellow… (acting) as attack dogs….” with Akweni Kaliati. Ignoring his name is a sign of disrespect!
    – The Kwacha is NOT going “northwards”. If that is the case then the author has no complaints against valuation of our Kwacha. When a currency is losing value, we say it is going south.
    Also relying on a story told by a friend, and believing that story without double or triple checking it, does not pass journalistic muster.
    One wonders, then, how Kasakula established credentials be have his own column, abale, with this level of recklessness. Journalists should have learned from the late “Raw Staffer”, Ed Chitsulo. How I miss his columns.

  24. Wistombi says:

    Chakwera ndi central region yokha basi zigawo zina ndi madeye (Gaga)

    Athera pa opposition pomwe ngati Nkhula Ngona yapita ija.

    Kwacha, Kwacha lero, kulozedwa? Kapena kusowa chipani chosapota?

  25. dwambazi says:

    DPP,s tactic is to divert their failures by castigating other people. The ball is in your hands Mathanyula and your team of vagabonds, show us what you can do for Malawians, why don”t you highlight your “achivements” if any at all instead of turning ” development rally” or whatever it is called to “whoever curses the most rally” Maawians are tired of this mess. Can”t we be civilized for once?

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