Centre for Mindset Change challenges Chakwera to address ‘leadership malnutrition’ and State impunity

Newly established human rights watchdog, the Centre for Mindset Change (CMC), has challenged President Lazarus Chakwera and his Tonse Alliance-led administration to take decisive steps in addressing the social and economic problems besetting livelihoods of the ordinary citizens.

Kamangira: There is level of political and leadership malnutrition, state impunity, deceitfulness, executive arrogance and indecisiveness that is demonstrated by the Tonse Alliance under the leadership of President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera

CMC executive director Philip Kamangirah says they are worried with the snail’s pace at which Chakwera is moving to resolve challenges that are weighing down poor Malawians.

He accuses the Tonse government of overseeing state impunity, executive arrogance and indecisiveness, which he says is a demonstration of a failed and malnourished leadership.

“CMC is strongly depressed by the level of political and leadership malnutrition, state impunity, deceitfulness, executive arrogance and indecisiveness that is demonstrated by the Tonse Alliance under the leadership of President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera. We are disturbed with behavior of the current administration on how sheer conceitedly it has become.

“The Tonse administration under President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera is running the country with spurious features. This is sad for our hard grossed democracy,” says Kamangirah through a scathing statement made available to Nyasa Times.

He has also attacked Chakwera for alleged inability, indecisiveness and tribalism, stressing that his inability to institute Cabinet after informing Malawians on the same showed that the President cannot make decisions on his own.

Kamangirah argues that the excuses the State House gave ‘are not just childish in nature’.

“They also entail the demonstration of malnourished leadership that is amidst us. The finger pointing and crisscrossing from the Office of the President to that of the Vice President is naturally awkward and can never be taken seriously. President Dr. Chakwera has in many occasions failed to make decisions.

“One good example is that appointment of Chancellor Kaferapanjira as Presidential advisor and at the same time serving as the CEO for Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry. It is further believed that most of the people appointed in his cabinet are from one region. Is this not tribalism? Did you not previously stand on moral ground condemning your predecessor? What is wrong with your administration so that you practiced what you strongly condemned?” he asks.

Kamangirah further expresses worry that the Tonse government is prioritizing politics instead of human life by, among others, failing to resolve a stalemate between the government and Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM).

He wonders if leaders would have allowed the teachers’ strike to degenerate into stalemate while their children were learning in public schools.

“Our children are suffering as they cannot enjoy their right to education any more. Is it because those children that are suffering from this trauma are those from poor families? Is it because you are on the helm of power and you care no more? What if your children were victims of this situation, could you have left this matter unresolved until now?

“We call upon our leaders to take a bold decision in granting back to our children their right to education through responsible means to resolving their differences with TUM within 48 hours and that our children should go back to school,” he appeals.

Meanwhile, Kamangirah has demanded that Chakwera should tell Malawians a list of the people involved in the K6.2 billion Covid Funds saga.

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Assange
1 month ago

Ndinutu opusa a Kamangira mwamva. Nkhani ya cabinet musakambepo and we saw APM marginalizing other tribes. The whole Lilongwe district didn’t have a cabinet minister. Even the most loyal Heatherwick Ntaba was left in the cold. We have Kaliati, Usi, Abida Mia from the south. We have Mvalo, Mtambo, Ngalonje, Chikosa, Msukwa from the north. On the strike, it’s your dpp sponsoring these Bakili Muluzi and dpp trained teachers. Do you want Chakwera to succumb to the stupid demands by cadet Malimba? Are teachers nurses? Do they work with Covid-19 patients? Why can’t they get vaccinated? You and your teachers… Read more »

Anzanufe
Anzanufe
1 month ago
Reply to  Assange

Inu mutukwandi, simunati. Pali chanzeru apa choikira kumbuyo bomali. Mulira simunati

Thyolo Thava Boy
1 month ago
Reply to  Anzanufe

Tonse Woyee. Macadet yakula ndi nsanje ingovemerani kuti Malawi anakukanani pa 23 June 2020

Wakwiya ndi Kadeti
1 month ago

Ma kadeti akusowa zochita and now operating tima watchdog. Steve Namiwa ndi izi akuti Kamangira. Kamuzu ankati work hard in the field. Today everyone thinks of being employed or getting handouts from the government. This country was destroyed in just a few years after Kamuzu was replaced by thieves. The bandits destroyed almost everything from schools, roads, hospitals and companies. A railway from Nsanje to Mchinji was neglected. Even football teams disappeared. Farms in Kasungu, Mzimba, Rumphi, Lilongwe, Mchinji etc closed. You expect Chakwera to restore sanity within a year? Kupusa kumeneko. Minimum wage is K50,000. Tax band increased to… Read more »

Chathengo
Chathengo
1 month ago

Kamangila is just DPP cadet. Human rights defenders are more concerned with human rights abuses. If the President has not reshuffled cabinet as promised what human right has he violated? None. As a matter of fact, there are some issues that can’t just be solved overnight, the teacher strike isn’t just a political but economic issue, government has to do according with available budget. Let’s concentrate on facts otherwise we can blame someone to be timewaster, joker, comedian when we ourselves are real time waster.

Last edited 1 month ago by Chathengo
Kaude
Kaude
1 month ago
Reply to  Chathengo

My brother if things are oky for you just thank heavens. These people are speaking on behalf of us voiceless people in the villages. What budget are you talking about. The feasting on president’s birthday was in the budget? What the teachers are asking is very little. We have a budget of over 2 trillion, then what is 20 billion to be worried about. Very selfish and greedy leaders basi

Thyolo Thava Boy
1 month ago
Reply to  Chathengo

Cadet weni weni ndipo palibe chomwe anganene zoti a Malawi nkumva

kwitande wa kwitande
kwitande wa kwitande
1 month ago

the president said that he is in the wilderness and it is not strange that he is lost. These people went into government not to govern but to enrich themselves. So far he has formed criminal cartels for his criminal enterprise. He has employed all his sister inlaws and brother in laws and all other in laws at state house. Issues that are still outstanding are as follows. money meant for the cancelled indepedence celebration was stolen by Chiponda Kandondo and shared. kalumbu and Kapondamgaga stole money using crossroads hotel. kalumbu was involved in theft at MCA and he was… Read more »

Thyolo Thava Boy
1 month ago

If you have nothing to say just keep quite. DPP is outside government and it will die there

Chokwadu
Chokwadu
1 month ago

If indeed the obdusman Martha Kaukonde is working with sincerity she should ask the chief secretary to provide a list of people that he has recruited since june 2020. Chikhosi is taking government as if it is his estate. Imagine he is hiring Tony Bendulo for a very senior position in government while the dude has a mere MCE. Actually he will be boss to people with very high credentials. If kaukonde is sincere and not targeting whatever DPP did out of hate she should investigate the current government o recruitment

jahman
1 month ago

ife a malawi ngati tinalamulidwapo ndi galu ndi chakwela naye chilima ali phe adikila misonkhano ikayamba yokopa anthu azizati ndi moyo wa bwanji uwu galu amene uja amazitenga ngati ndi ochenjela ndi masaya ake otupa aja ngati akudya chi Banzi come 2025.

Last edited 1 month ago by jahman
Thyolo Thava Boy
1 month ago
Reply to  jahman

Tukwanani mukatha musiya but you should know that DPP is outside government.

mbumba
29 days ago
Reply to  jahman

Ine anthuni mukamatukwana ndimakumvetsani chifukwa zoona ndizopweteka ,boma lotengatenga nkulandidwa mochititsidwa manyazi .Kutukwana kumasonyeza kugonja ndikulephera ,komanso kupanda mphamvu, so I understand you, sorry!!!!!

John chidongo
1 month ago

Zationjeza ife a Malawi izi ndiye mpaka 5 years yonse tikufinyokabe. Ine aKaferapanjira njoka ndi imene mwaionayi ndiyofunika kuichotsa pamalo isanalume anthu. Uyu jokera,Comidian, time waster must step down. Mwina madandaulo ngati awa samupezanso akungoti kunja kuli nji. Komano kiti adziwe tiyeni nawo madermo. Amaona ngati ma lawyers aja ndi amene adzimuthandiza, a China Bendulo. Aye step down please tikufinyika dziko lili lanthu.

Citizen
1 month ago
Reply to  John chidongo

Kkkkkk.Ndiye simunatitu.

Thyolo Thava Boy
1 month ago
Reply to  John chidongo

Ife tikukondwa naye Dr Chakwera, fertlizer wotsika mtengo, 100,000 tax free, ku state house ndi ma kampani aboma kusankhana kunatha, samoosa wa 35,000 wabwerera pa 100, ku MERA, MRA, MBC, MACRA, LWB macadet tinachosa. Tikumva kukoma kobasi

bentby
1 month ago

though i agree with some concerns raised by this newly suspicious formed CSO, i beg to differ with some of their criticism, i agree with them on point of [a] delayed cabinet release, [b] tribalism in his current cabinet. but I do not agree on the issue of teachers strike, neither teachers nor govt are to blame, the blame is on TUM leaders, they are used by some evil section of opposition just to paralyse govt fiscal spending budget. these politicians are just like kidnappers or blackmailers. they will not stop doing such illicit until they bring down or make… Read more »

Chi
Chi
1 month ago
Reply to  bentby

The government should not hide behind TUM. It should solve this problem. If it has no money. Just inform the teachers to stop strike and go back yo classes

Mulopwana
1 month ago
Reply to  bentby

I agree mostly on all points you have raised bwana Bently but on cabinet announcement i do not. Remember its his pleasure to announce a change or not regardless his promise to change in the first quarter. What may be can be challenged is the cabinet appraisal system which he indicated for Malawians to appreciate performance of this cabinet. Even if perfomance appraisal is done, stil change of government is still his choice.

Tonse Alliance
Tonse Alliance
1 month ago

Tonse alliance things fall apart! No solutions for teachers for the whole government children are suffering getting unwanted pregnancy due to closer of schools. Where is our human rights???

Citizen
1 month ago
Reply to  Tonse Alliance

Koma nde Pali mfundo apa!

Jah
Jah
1 month ago

Paja amakana chilichonse akuti everything is ok

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