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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Daniel Justin

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

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… Read more »

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!

Dambudzo Mwasanya

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.


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

juwawo wawo

Kkkkkk asova amended, aali mmadzi akuyandama

Chakwera wa Mcp uja

pitalaaa…..mwana osasamba


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.

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… Read more »
Sigele jika

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”

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