Chakwera takes stock of first 100 days in office: Cdedi says crap

President Lazarus Chakwera will on Monday  October 5 2020  clock 100 days in office as the sixth President of the Republic of Malawi.

Chakwera: First 100 days in office

Presidential Press Secretary, Brian Banda said Chakwera will address the national at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on Monday to outline some of his achievements within 100 days.

“President Lazarus Chakwera will address the nation and take questions from members of the press to mark his administration’s 100 days in office,” said Banda, adding that the address will kick-start at 11 O’clock

However, the Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDED) Executive Director Sylvester Namiwa has given a brutual review  of Chakwera’s 100 days , saying it Th is the worst, least successful, first 100 days in office.

In evaluating Chakwera’s presidency, Namiwa said it has been a ‘waste’ as Chakwera does things by trial and error, lacking strategic planning.

While warning Malawians to embrace for another five years of petty political mechanization, Namiwa said President Chakwera and Tonse administration have failed to fulfill some of their campaign promises within 100 days.

“CDEDI would like to reiterate its stand that Malawians were sold a dummy on that chilly Tuesday, June 23, 2020 when they lined up to vote the Tonse Alliance into power.

“The only thing to write about has been the powerful speech President Chakwera made on July 6, 2020 at Kamuzu Barracks when he officially received a sword of command from the Malawi Defense Force (MDF).

The speech, coupled with the attractive Tonse Alliance campaign promises inspired a lot of well-meaning Malawians. Others felt that Malawi had finally found its economic independence messiah!,” said Namiwa

The 65-year-old President Chakwera gained the presidency after a Constitutional Court (reaffirmed on appeal by the Supreme Court) overturned the results of a controversial vote in May that had been ‘won’ by the incumbent Peter Mutharika.

This election was widely regarded to be fraudulent and it was the second time the corrupt Mutharika regime had been installed by a lapdog electoral commission that ignored the constitutional provision that the President required at least 50 per cent of the popular vote. This time Malawians had had enough and launched a campaign of relentless pressure on the streets and in the media to ensure the judiciary and security forces guaranteed their rights.

Chakwera and his Malawian Congress Party (MCP)  made common cause with Malawian economist Saulos Chilima – the State Vice-President  who leads  UTM Party – running for election together as the Tonse Alliance to ensure the opposition vote was not split as in 2019.

As a theologian and former head of the Malawian Assemblies of God, Chakwera employed the powerful cadence of a preacher in his remarkable acceptance speech, in which he called for an end to tribal nepotism and corruption.

He promised a new era of openness with trimmed presidential powers, greater transparency and replacing the kleptocracy that has plagued Malawi since the 30-year dictatorship of the brutal Hastings Banda, propped up by apartheid South Africa.

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Isaac Mbewe
Isaac Mbewe
8 months ago

What do you expect from a grouping (NGO) which was formed to be backing DPP plunder of national resources, headed by alomwe who even before Chakwera was president were holding press conferences to demean him. Keep quiet, you had your time supporting useless govt policies. It will take time to fix the mess that DPP created. We are better with Chakwera than mtchona APM. Ife tili kustand pheee. Simunati this is 100 days, nanga kumene kuthere 1828 days in 2025, mumwatu mamina, paja 2084 ndi 2020 kwainu.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Ndiye ndi five years mukutokotatu. Mutopa and zinthu zikayamba kuyenda musowa chonene. Lilongwe – Chiweta road rehabilitation iyamba. Misewu in town locations. Street lights. Good schools. Good hospitals. All these cannot happen in 100 days or even 365 days. We are better now without dpp and udf.

Yeremiya
Yeremiya
8 months ago

Okuba nkhuku adakali kundede okuba ma billion are still free…..

Democrat
Democrat
8 months ago

Sorry fellow Malawians, even within MCP itself there are elements asking if Chakwera is the right person to lead their party. Chakwera is obviously fast leading Malawi off a cliff. He has no idea whatsoever of how to run a government and to unite a nation, he is steeped deep in tribalism and nepotism. Looking at the numbers in parliament where the opposition is strong, Chakwera will get nothing done. So Chakwera will prove to be a true lame duck President. Chakwera will achieve nothing except fill his own pockets with corruptly acquired wealth, and because UTM and SKC are… Read more »

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Marumbo
8 months ago

Looking at what was promised and what has actually been done, I can comfortably give Chakwera zero over ten or 0/10 or ziro pa ten. That’s zero percent. The weekly cheap talks from him are NOT what we voted him for.

ANZERU AKUMAWA
ANZERU AKUMAWA
8 months ago

Bwana president; Tell as how; you are going to deliver us. Muli ndi ndodo mmanja; kapena mwanyamula likasa? seriously the efforts are misguided. mmanja mopanda kanthu, bwana wanga mutigonetsa ndi njala. Chitaponi kanthu. Ngati anthu anu sakukuthandizani, consult. ndiye popeza mukumatenga a pongozi, ndiye muzidzudzulana bwanji akamanama ngati akuchitilamu.

BigMan
BigMan
8 months ago

Cdedi sounds like the DPP.

The Sniper.
The Sniper.
8 months ago

Namiwa, your argument seems to be out of ignorance, your position seems to be be happy to see parties and or Malawians fighting! You can’t see that we have already achieved Peace all over Malawi? You are so stupid! Just look at your DPP and that is what your Cded belongs! Chimutu nanga njerwa.

Nicholas
8 months ago

Zikanakuwawani tidazika DPP yakhala ndi mizukwa. Chakwera the man with a plan . Ife ma albino sitikuphedwa . APM amatisaka

M'malawi weni-weni
M'malawi weni-weni
8 months ago

LMC assumed office as President on 28 June 2020 when he took oath of office. So 100 days in office expired over a week ago.

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