A speech that united Malawians: But Mutharika did not change, we did

As fear of survival and Coronavirus confronts Malawians and everyone is hearing of the United States, the UK, Italy (where the Pope sits), South Africa and other big countries are struggling to survive, President Peter Mutharika has delivered a speech that has united the nation.

Mutharika’s statesmanship speech rose above politics challenged Malawians that “Either we unite and fight Coronavirus, or we perish.”

For the first time in a long time Arther Peter Mutharika (APM)  has been roundly praised by many supporters of the Opposition for his progressive thinking and radical measures that are calculated at protecting poor people as Coronavirus bites the nation.

There was a united chorus of jubilation and praise on Saturday evening after Mutharika announced Cabinet pay cut, tax reliefs, fuel price reduction, more loans to the poor, protection of farmers, recruitment of more healthcare workers, increase in risk allowances to the healthcare force and many other radical measures.

True to his word, fuel prices were slashed with speed within a short time of his directives. Malawians woke up on Sunday morning to new fuel prices. The media is already calling for reduction of minibus prices to relieve poor people.

Opposition forums such as Malawi Congress Party (MCP) widely agreed with Mutharika, calling him progressive and pro-poor.

Mutharika’s statesmanship speech rose above politics challenged Malawians that “either we unite and fight Coronavirus, or we perish.”

President Mutharika also urged Malawians to take serious precautions to slow down the spread of Coronavirus.  Mutharika’s speech was full of wisdom as he spoke to the nation, “Precaution is always wisdom”.

Once again, the patient APM has proven to be at his best in what he does best— that is, managing a crisis. Mutharika has always been a good crisis manager.

Mutharika successfully managed his first economic crisis in 2014 when Malawi was almost bankrupt after the Cashgate plunder. Mutharika has taken Malawi’s economy from ruins to be one of the best performing economies in Africa. IMF just gave Malawi an impressive ratings amidst a pending global economic crisis that comes with Coronavirus.

APM  has also undisputably delivered visible infrastructure development more than any other President of the country within the shortest time.

Mutharika has also managed some of the worst crises the country has faced during floods, drought and hunger. Mutharika also got high praise the year he refused to export maize only for Malawi to be struck by hunger thereby getting his critics who loudly pressurized to sell maize dumbfounded.

President Mutharika has also most recently saved Malawi from total collapse by simply being patient and restraining his supporters from violence when his enemies went on the rampage of burning the country and killing a police officer. Many people agreed that Mutharika’s patience saved the country from utter chaos.

Peter Mutharika has always been a patient statesman, a good crisis manager and progressive with development policies. Peter Mutharika did not change. He has not changed his advisors either.

In spite of all this, the opposition led by Lazarus Chakwera has insisted that they see nothing positive in what Mutharika does. Chakwera has always led a campaign of negative thinking to blind his supporters to see nothing positive in Mutharika’s leadership.

But is why Peter Mutharika earning high praise from the opposition this time? The only difference this time is that we have decided to listen because every Malawian is fearing for their survival against Coronavirus.

Peter Mutharika has always been a good leader but we have not been listening. Mutharika never changed. It is us Malawians who are forced to change and listen because we are all afraid dying with Coronavirus.

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Namalegeni chilima
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APM ndi ntunda wina. Inu tabachedwani ndi anyamata openta ndevuwo achina chililma kkkk. U VP mpakana muyaya hahaha koma UTM yatha ma plan sure.

Chakwera nkudzabisala muchigoba pamenepaja. Game yamukulira chakwera. and chilima is outsmarting chakwera in many ways which signals trouble should baby chilima become VP wa chakwera. Kaya zanu izo!

Ife Kuma stand pheee! with the visionary and calm leader APM.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

i koma teport ya WHO yi,
anyway ndizoona Mw becaise of too much fill dally, olo pa international media ollllooooo.kenya,mali,joni, etc koma ofe eh too much bodza.munganame ndi ma figures . eh

JUma
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JUma

APM should be commended.

bwanyama
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bwanyama

Iam waiting when the task band will move from 45 to 100. For fuel the price should be K500.0 it is still very expensive do spot check if fairs have been reduced. We need no tax on water this time as people use more water than before

Kachinda
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Kachinda

Chindere iwe Itimu

Jamax
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Jamax

APM is the great hero of Africa the only Leader who is humble and acts with wisdom may God bless our Leader as he continues to rule this nation upto 2025 – The door for APM was opened by God and now can close it.

K.kagalu.
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K.kagalu.

Kikkkkkkk and now can close it indeed! All what he has done you think it is new because you always clap hands for this Kamba mentality of your President, this is what Botswana did just after it just registered 3 cases. What is so special about it? Any way good luck

Bwana Wa Ulesi
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Bwana Wa Ulesi

This is Malawi where someone by the name of Kenyatta is busy criticising the president of declaring State of Disaster now it’s you Kagalu thinking as a dog as well.. Mumawafunawo nthawi yao izabwera if possible of which I doubt cuz what they preach is HATE…. Muwauze spite azikalamulila ku Syria ndi chisokonezo chaocho

Satanic posepose
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Barkha kutengelapo pakolona komabe siti zakuvotela. ata

Petro
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Petro

Cadetilize

Noxy
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Excellent and well written article.I agree with you that soiling of APM by his enemies who include HRDC in the name of Mtambo,Chilima and Chakwera and Judiciary has not moved an inch or distracted APM from performing his noble duties.God Loves Malawi

Chikoti
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Chikoti

Kulimbikitsa kufalitsa bodza kwafika ponyasa mmalawi muno..kuuza anthu zinthu zabodza ndi cholinga choipitsa wina..kuononga tsogolo la dziko lathu lomwe..

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