Malawi opposition leaders Lazarous Chakwera has maintained his call for genuine transformative leadership grounded in moral foundations for Malawi to develop, saying currently there are a lot of “educated fools” in political leadership.
Chakwera made the remarks at Transformation Alliance (TA) convention on Friday in Blantyre.
The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president urged for transformation leadership and the need to come up with a National Development Plan.
“What we continue to lack is transformational leadership that is not defined by region, tribe or age. Leadership is not measured by education. We have a lot of educated fools in the country’s political leadership. What we need is to know who we are, where we are and where we want to be. Not mediocrity and politics of appeasement,” he stated.
He said the country should ensure it adopt a culture of integrity and desist from wrongful self enrichment.
Chakwera, 62, said he believes he has unique competencies, charisma and character that can more fully represent the new face of hope and the future that Malawians long for.
He said Malawi needs esthe kind of transformational leadershipto stir her from the seeming vicious cycle of mediocrity, corruption, nepotism and politics of subsistence to high levels of excellence, integrity, unity and abundance for all not only the few.
Chakwera also questioned the continued use of public broadcaster for propaganda.
Chakwera, who comes from Lilongwe, holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Malawi; Bachelor of Theology (Hons) from University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa; Master of Theology from University of South Africa and a PhD from Trinity International University in USA.
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