Chakwera must not act like a State House talk-show host!  

President Lazarus Chakwera is a remarkable public speaker, a man well-endowed with indefinite eloquence that charms every ear that consumes his voice.

President Chakwera addressing the nation for seven minutes to announce the reinstatement of General Vincent Nundwe
Definitely, if we had enough world and time, you would be forgiven for choosing to spend a lifetime enjoying Chakwera speaking—yes, a lifetime.
But we don’t have that time. As a people, we need to keep working to make our lives better. As a President, Chakwera needs to fix the economy and reorganize the politics through putting in place concrete step not just flowery speeches.
As Nyasa Times, we shudder to submit, here, that President Chakwera is going overboard in his appetite of always wanting to be updating Malawians on every slight step his government is taking.
We keep seeing the President giving weekly radio updates. We keep seeing the President giving timely social media updates. We keep seeing the President in various media houses—local and international giving updates from Malawi.
Is the President not updating enough?
We are not against the President decision to keep updating the nation on every step his government is taking. It’s part of being transparent and accountable to Malawians.
However, we feel the government machinery has adequate communication channels that do not require the President himself to be on the frontlines.
State House has a full department of communication, headed by Sean Kampondeni and, of course, we have a press secretary there, the busy Brian Banda, whose duty, among whatever he does there, is to keep the public informed of the President’s every move.
Beside State House, government has fully-fledged Ministry of Information, headed  by Minister Gospel Kazako, a remarkable communicator.
Not only that, you have the office of the secretary to the Cabinet and Government, headed by quite an efficient communicator, Zangazanga Develious Chikhosi.
All these three organs are key in sending out government key decisions to the public and, so far, none has qualms with how they are working.
The issue of having President Chakwera running to the podium often to communicate his decisions is subjecting him to some kind of a talk-show host.
We believe the President should concentrate his appearance to State of Nation Address (SONA), monthly media appearances and answering questions in Parliament.
His regular, 5-minutes Nation Address appearances are beginning to presuppose that our President has little to do at the State House—as such, he wants to be seen to be busy.   We don’t want our minds to project to that direction.
President Chakwera has a lot of things to do and, at this point, we expect results to speak for themselves—not him speaking them. We want Chakwera to run the nation and must not be Mr Talk-Talk.

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Medson
Medson
9 months ago

Kodi passport ya mwk14,000
Yija ayiyamba liti
Or still clearing out some rubbles
Ooooh crying for my beloved Nyasalande,
These people too much lies.
Nanga affordable fee ya ana ku university ayambako liti
Maybe still clearing out some rubbles.

John chidongo
9 months ago

100 days ikwana mu office this so called Chakwera asanapanga deliver zimene amalonjeza anthu nthawi ya ka mpeni. Zochitika ndikungomanga mbama basi. Ife mphuno bii kumadikirira zimene analonjeza. Pano sali ku parliament akukambambako chani anthuwo pano. Kumangodya ma allowance basi. Kwakhala masiku angati kuti mtundu uyambe kudya zomwe anavotera.

Kay
Kay
9 months ago
Buffoon led nation  ! unelvoved stupid malawians.
Mapwiya
Mapwiya
9 months ago

I sold my TV in order to switch off myself for five years from this stupid president of MALAWI called Lazarus. Malawi is a garbage state ruled by garbage and idiot leader from the Nyau cult . Don’t expect anything from him . Just do your work and earn your leaving because there is Currently no Government and leader in Malawi

Chamunorwa
Chamunorwa
9 months ago

Its much ado about mothing. I agree with you Mr/ Ms Editor. The press briefings are just too much. Like you rightfully said he has all these channels of communication , headed by eloquent and able people but is not using them. We have got another Donald Trump in the making who answers to every happening on twitter, disregarding proper channels and diplomacy. But give him time ,he will soon tire of this. Five years is a long time.Sooner or later he will tire of these Press briefings. God forgive us when he becomes chairman of Saddc. Then there is… Read more »

BigMan
BigMan
9 months ago

Why dont you pull your fingers out and stop talking crap. Who is forcing you to listen to Dr Laz?

Kayambandiko Chapita
9 months ago

If the late government of Madala responded what people were crying for, starting after 60 days, from the day Old Madala was elected, we could say Malawi is not poor like how it is now. But the Let government of Madala, started looting taxes for poor Malawians early days after old Madala elected as a president.

DPP demolished Malawi within 6 years, and now same DPP people expecting new government to re-assemble/rebuild it within 60+days. Shame to all Cadets.

Jembelane Mthomboji
Jembelane Mthomboji
9 months ago

ILO NI JEROUSY WAKA SONO, MULEKENI WAYOWOYENGE CHAKWERA.

Coke
Coke
9 months ago

Me i accepted that my vote was wasted on 23 june.i voted for change but it seems change is not coming.this reverend was just power hungry.all the promises made ,i doubt if he is going fulfill them.these weekly updates are worthless if tangible changes are not being made.

BigMan
BigMan
9 months ago
Reply to  Coke

You can always listen to the APM updates from Mangochi. Am told Brown Mpinganjira is the spokesperson. Might be more in your lane.

Zio ine
Zio ine
9 months ago

He still doesn’t believe he is the president and wants to prove it to all and sundry. The man talks more but does little..as him what he has done in the days he has been president, speeches, arrest, cement price increase, maize price increase, pending fuel price increase and visiting developments initiated by APM. You can imagine visiting the area 18 intersection but not even acknowledging the contribution of APM on that project.

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