Chakwera has insulted Malawi women, must apologise and change
When confronted to explain his apparent disregard for women in his public appointments, we expected President Lazarus Chakwera to be considerate and, of course, apologetic in his response.
He should have been considerate and apologetic because after disregarding women in his appointments, the last thing we expected from him was another insult towards women.
By saying ‘send me the list of educated women’, Chakwera only exposed his deepest disdain of women—and we know now that this President sees our women as invisibles.
The country has graduated thousands of women in different fields and one of such woman is Chakwera’s wife – a qualified auditor. It must shock you to have a President who goes public playing ignorance to such a fact.
But because this is 2020 not 1672 where women were seen as invisibles the way Chakwera sees them, we will not sit idle and reverse the progress we have made in gender justice.
That is, as Nyasa Times, we support those who will be in streets to demand gender justice from President Chakwera.
Not only that we also believe that the ‘send me a list of educated women’ utterance is purely disrespectful to women, an apparent insult, as such, the President must not just withdraw but also send an apology to the entire nation.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
This article article makes me sick to my stomach. This is what we say”trying to start a storm in a cup of tea. I can see that the writer doesn’t know the meaning of the “insult” .there is no issue here, qualifications matter, that’s all.
The president was 100% right! If you have them, then present them!
The writer must understand the president abit and if he or she has a list of such women provide it before you critisize.Thinking like this is what brings us backwards all the time
It’s a fact that there are more men than women in positions that would provide relevant exposure and experience to offer technical advise to some boards. However there are surely enough of them to at least improve the gender balance on most boards.
The problem is not women. The problem is APM and DPP did a lot of disrespecting of the laws. Now they were voted out so that maybe we can have a leadership that respects the law. Now the law states public appointments shud be 60/40. Actually it doesn’t say 60% men 40% women. Just if 40% is men 60% shud be women. The problem is we put it as a law which means by it serves as a guidance. Azungu who teach us about gender know better and don’t have these things as a law. Whoever decided to make it… Read more »
Whilst there is need to observe gender equality, I suppose the President is looking for a team that he expects to deliver results in the short term with his bid for a second term in mind. He has little room to entrust rookies at this moment in time to run ‘poisoned’ parastatals with a history, in most cases, of a myriad of past political entanglements. The inexperienced should be humble enough to be mentored with a vision to take over the reigns in future. Wanting to straightaway dive into the deep end will only help damage the future progression of… Read more »
Muchedwa nazo izi aaaa, zitayeni
Which part of the statement does the writer not understand when the President said “bring me the list of educated women….”?
I think tikuvutika ndi maganizo a olemba, this is the writer’s personal opinion and not necessarily derived from the statement.
Honestly pinning down Chakwera on trivial matters of gender is foolishness. Chakwera has not made a mistake at all. This is what most Malawians think except they don’t talk about it because it is not a politically correct statement. Out of a hundred educated Malawians there are only 20 educated women and Chakweras appointments reflects that situation.
Yes , you are right!
Apologise for what? You know what ladies, work hard and EARN your positions just like everyone else. No more yowumba wumba.
Azimayi anu pangani zothetsa uhule pa Sequence, pa Bwandilo, mwa Biwi umu. Pangani zo atsikana aphunzire. You have a lot of work to do not kukhala mu board kuti muzingodya ndalama. Work hard like men and other women do. Usati kuphoda ndi kuvala ma mini. Lekani kudzijambula maliseche kumatumiza Ku zibwezi.
Ife nde tatopa nazo zomakangana nthawi zonse. Azimayi ofuna maudindonu ziwonetsereni passion yanu poyera kuti mumakonda dziko lanu and muli ready kupikitsana ndi azibambo osangoti tipatsidwe maudindo chifukwa ndife azimayi. Mumangolirira maudindo basi. Even mumaofficemu mabwana ambiri achizimayi amakhala ovuta kwabasi. Action iliyonse yomwe junior angapange amawona ngati anthu akumudelera. It’s much easier to approach bwana wamwamuna with your problem than mzimayi. Matama too much. Tima mood tosadziwika bwino.