CDEDI calls Chakwera ‘a Fools’ Day comedian’ for deferring cabinet reshuffle

The vibrant human rights watchdog, the Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI), has described President Lazarus Chakwera as a Fools’ Day comedian for deferring indefinitely the release of the new Cabinet.

Namiwa stressing a point during the news conference.-Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times

In February this year, Chakwera promised the nation that he be reconstituting his Cabinet before the end of March 2021 after assessing the performance of the incumbent ministers.

The President said the reconstitution would be to remove dead wood from the Cabinet to achieve superb quality service delivery to the public in line with the promises the Tonse Alliance made during the campaign in the run-up to the court-sanctioned Fresh Presidential Election, which was held on June 20, 2020.

On Monday this week, State House press secretary Brian Banda reiterated Chakwera’s commitment to re-assemble his Cabinet, saying the new Cabinet would be announced before April 1, 2021.

But a few minutes after the statement, Banda yet again returned to the podium, flying with a self-contradictory statement, saying Chakwera would take a little longer to assemble a new Cabinet.

The development has sparked debate among Malawians, with other pessimists with the Tonse government suggesting that there is a power struggle between the Malawi Congress Party and UTM Party, which are the main partners of the alliance.

Reacting to the development on Thursday, CDEDI executive director Sylvester Namiwa claimed that the postponement of the release of the new Cabinet has vindicated his organization’s fears that Malawians have “have a time waster and a joker in the high office of the presidency”.

“It was on 19th February 2021 when social media outlets were all awash with photos of Dr. Chakwera and the Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima, apparently scrutinizing the Cabinet. On Tuesday, 30th March 2021, the State House was quoted as having announced that a cabinet shake up was in the offing and that a new list of cabinet ministers would be announced within 24 hours. Come Wednesday, 31st March 2021, President Chakwera tells Malawians that he still needs more time to scrutinise the results of the cabinet assessment report which was submitted to him by Dr. Chilima a few days ago,” said Namiwa.

He reminded Chilima and Chakwera that Malawians were tired of the comedy acted by the people they elected to spearhead the national socio-economic transformation agenda.

“What Malawians are anxiously waiting for from the two leaders are results, results, and results, and not jokes befitting Fools Day, which is 1st April,” said Namiwa.

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PelomaPepe
PelomaPepe
9 days ago

Hahahaha koma yaaaa!
Running a government is a serious business! I stopped listening to his media/public addresses because he doesn’t live up to his word and easily change like wind. Panopo a Malawi tizingozilimbikira tokha, coz government will never sort out our problems even basic ones that countries across the world provide to their citizenry. Happy April’s Fools Day!

ZAULENDO uno
9 days ago

Ya Fools day comedian yaawadza anyamata a youthtu kutukwana kumeneku. When you kill by the sword adage

Lachi40
Lachi40
9 days ago

shupit Namiwa

Ellen Phiri
Ellen Phiri
10 days ago

Mamawa is 100% right. You can’t have the whole president reneging on his promise which he made less than 24 hours ago. That’s more than a comedian.

mtete
mtete
10 days ago

Comedian Namiwa at it again, spewing rubbish. Always ranting about Chakwera regardless of whether the issue at hand is positive in terms of development.

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
10 days ago

Just shut up Namiwa and stop seeking attention on useless stuff……Malawians don’t eat the cabinet, the appointment of cabinet members is at the discretion of the president.

What Malawians want is economic development of their lives…….Brian Banda made a mistake and that is why he came back to the podium to correct that mistake…..end of story.

Alungwana
Alungwana
10 days ago

Kikkkkkkkk.

Namiwa want to mtambolize his name but he is far from that

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
10 days ago

This stupid NGO will never cease to amaze me. It’s cut from a whole DPP rotten cloth. You can’t make a sculptor from rotten wood. So we’re stuck with this piece of shit for the next few years until it’s funding runs out. Does this entity have any political value to its masters, the DPP? The results of the recent by-elections don’t seem to suggest that.

Dausee
Dausee
9 days ago
Reply to  Ngombwax

Muchira!

Che pichesi
Che pichesi
10 days ago

Fools day comedian is him . An empty tin. A sellout. Bootlicker.

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