Analyst tips Chakwera not to be ‘trial and error’ leader

A political scientist from Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima), Mustapha Hussein, has advised  President Lazarus Chakwera against being a “trial and error” type of a leader by  rescinding decisions passed on to the public for the sake of pleasing some quarters of society.

Mustapha Hussein: No trial and error

Since Chakwera’s  triumph in the court-sanctioned June 23 Fresh Presidential Election,  the Malawi leader has made two major u-turns following public outcry.

“Rescinding decising passed to the public for the sake of pleasing some quarters  of the public is not good for the nation,” pointed out Hussein.

Following a public outcry which included women activists, President Chakwera renamed the Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare to Ministry of Gender, Disability and Social Welfare.

The second scenario was just last week where religious bodies demanded reversal of COVID-19 guidelines which restricted any gathering to not more than 10.

After the pressure from those bodies, Government quickly bowed down.

But Hussein advised President Chakwera’s led- administration to consult widely before reaching decisions.

“Government should be thorough and systematic in making decision because decisions makes
policies so there is need for wider consultation before decision is made because we are in democratic society,” he said.

The university professor urged government to be decisive.

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Lovemore makwinja
Lovemore makwinja
10 months ago

Let’s wait and see may it’s strategic plan ya president

Mine
Mine
10 months ago

The issue is he is new I don’t think ndi onva zilizonse let’s wait and see

President Chisokonezo
President Chisokonezo
10 months ago

I think Tonse did not have a strategy of doing things.i.e. trial and error policies. This is running a govt which is a very serious business. E.g. choice of retired gurus, covid act, choice of advisor.

Gundugan
Gundugan
10 months ago

Kodi aliyense mumangoti political scientist bwanji. Mdala human resource management uyu. All the way from mpemba to chanco. Yotapitsanso. When did.he become a political scientist? Zachamba eti.

Chilima
Chilima
10 months ago

He shud just go back ku ubusa

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
10 months ago

Bwana prof limenelo ndi hogwash your advice lacks depth. Tonse government must not engage in unnecessary intransigence just to win a face of a ruler. Pen the president on such observations Bwana professor

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
10 months ago

Did he change the cabinet when there was the biggest public outcry and resentment?….the resounding answer is NO.

So what do you mean by indecisiveness or try and error…….all the things he has reversed were because it was necessary to do so and not just please some quarters…..

Shonai
10 months ago

Zoona za Universal fertilizer uturn,K100,000 tax free uturn, lockdown attorney general today another statement tomorrow another one . Lockdown measures put in place the following day the president talks about schools reopening and no actions taking place to enforce the measures.

Operation Eradication
10 months ago

There is nothing wrong with trial and error because the new government is trying to avoid the mistakes that the UDF and DPP governments made since they took over from Dr. Banda. The mistakes they made are costly and Bingu tried to correct most of them but he messed up during his second term. Bingu became so arrogant that he made a lot of enemies within Malawi and outside Malawi. In the end Malawi suffered unprecedented fuel shortages among other things. This led to the collapse of businesses. I do not think that the errors can grossly affect Malawi as… Read more »

Zawela
Zawela
10 months ago

I totally agree. Is the VP part of these decisions? Take your time and team work will reduce these u-turns

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