Anything new in Chakwera’s SONA?  Here are 10 new things Malawi leader has said

President Lazarus Chakwera has delivered his first State of Nation Address (SONA) in Lilongwe on Friday. Nyasa Times captured 10 things that are new in his speech—something we have never heard before.

Leader of the House hands the State Nation of the address to the State President Dr Lazarus Chakwera -pic by Lisa Kadango
Speaker Gotani Hara takes President Chakwera in the Chamber for Sona delivery.-Photo by Lisa Kadango

1: Admitted that the Executive is too powerful, the Judiciary is too underfunded, the Legislature is too subservient, and all three are too corrupt. Wow!

2: He will construction of the state of the art Military Referral Hospital in Area 35, Lilongwe

3:He will appear before this Session of Parliament three times to answer Members’ questions.

4:He will establish the Probate and Family Division of the High Court, as well as the Financial Crimes Division to fast track the disposal of corruption cases.

5:He will ensure that, by 2022, Senior Resident Magistrates are available in all 28 Districts.

6:He will construct beautiful Judiciary Headquarters across Malawi Parliament Building in Lilongwe.

7:He will construct 193 Constituency Offices to serve as permanent points of access for Malawians to reach their MPs. He will also construct official residences for MPs within their constituencies to ensure they are part of the communities they represent.

8:He will increase enrolment in universities from 36,000 in the 2019/20 academic year to nearly 48,000 in the 2020/21 academic year.

9:He will launch National Youth Service which will train 3000 youths in vocational, livelihoods and technical skills; train 300 youths in Business; provide start-up tools and equipment to 600 youths; link 600 youths to Financial lending Institutions; engage 1000 youths in entrepreneurial endeavors; and equip 35,000 youths with leadership skills.

10:Due to challenges posed by Covid-19, he will participate in the 75th UN General Assembly in a virtual format.

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Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
9 months ago

Point #10🚮

Namanya valigodoni
Namanya valigodoni
9 months ago

Zonse mchabe bola dpp inachoka m’boma kaye feteleza asisa kaya sasitsa kaya… ine ku mtimaku mbee kuwona a dpp ali makutu balala kotsusa

Sidos
Sidos
9 months ago

How about a ‘new’ idea? How about in the 193 constituencies, His Excellency proposes to construction 193 homes for the needy. Or they could be orphanages. He could even doing a Public-Private partnership to construction blocks of houses for minimal or token rents. This could spur housing development in Malawi as well as assist those too desperate to find decent accommodation. Of course, such schemes are open to corruption. But can you seriously tell me that this doesn’t sound better than 193 houses and offices for our already quite decently compensated Members of Parliament? These men, and ladies, get fairly… Read more »

Chance
Chance
9 months ago

There goes the promises and decrees again, we are here waiting for the reports that those are done indeed. #Tonse philosophy should be in practical and never only in theory.

Ndata
9 months ago

Remember 1 million job siyama cadet ndya ife anthu omwe tinavotela tonse government ndye zumapezeka ma Dpp supporter ndamene akukhala pasogolo kujijilika zisakukhuzeni ife mcp n utm ndiyathu basi

Riki Anderson
Riki Anderson
9 months ago

Maybe one day we will read about something actually done

Plunder Hater
Plunder Hater
9 months ago

What the Tonse government has been able to show, no future governments will not take Malawian for granted. Since multi democracy governments have cheated us. We thank God for bringing the Tonse government to expose thieves. Chakwera, Chilima and Mai Joye Banda you are the hope of our children. God bless you all

Me you
Me you
9 months ago

Ministers who double as Members of Parliament will also be resident in their respective constituencies?

Kholaniwa
Kholaniwa
9 months ago

Gentlemen the President can miss a point or whatsoever. I am sure that he cannot deserve any insults out of it.Peter Mutharika promised many things but he was busy stealing money from both the donors and that of taxpayers money. For instance Gertrude and I were together in parliament but today she is too rich than many people around the World.Where did she get all that money.Ladies and Gentlemen let us write educative matters on this page and unfortunately the Nyasa times writes everything even the rubbish issues. I am from the South and further in Parliament with opposition party.… Read more »

Yonseyonse Sindyeka
Yonseyonse Sindyeka
9 months ago

The headline is in English and it says, ’10 new’ things.

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