Covid mmm yes, but dealing with corruption is what Malawians want now! 

Yes, coronavirus (Covid-19) is real: its hitting the economy and our society so bad and we are all anxious. None is certain as to when this pandemic will ease its grip on us.

However, taking a leaf from history, pandemics have never been a permanent scourge on humans.

The reason they haven’t been a permanent scourge is because humans have always devised mechanism to tame their fury either through vaccines or learning safer ways to live with them.

We know, of course, that currently the world is still far from developing a trusted vaccine to stop Covid-19.

However, we also know that, as I write, there are proven safety mechanisms that, if prudently implemented, we can trap this virus at a bay.

That is why we need to accept, as a nation, that this virus, at this stage, cannot be tamed by pushing drastic measures that is worsening the lives of our people.

We need to utilize safety mechanisms already proved to be effective and, at the same time, open the economy to ensure that our people are not dying from the disease but hunger and destitution.

What is shocking is that we seem, as a nation, to begin to accept that COVID-19 is our biggest threat and we have to surrender every inch of our energy to it.

It’s shocking to see how churches—who remain silent on billions that keep getting stolen from poor Malawians—go on offensive against the guideline limiting services to 10 people.

We are not against the position of the church. We are against their resolve to make every Malawian feel as if limiting services to 10 people is Malawi’s biggest challenge for now.

As a church, they must be honest with Malawians so that we don’t build a society that thrives on silly arguments.

It’s not just the church. We have heard from various organizations concentrating their energies on Covid-19 regulation which, as we argue, is secondary to the larger issues that keep this country down.

As Nyasa Times, we want to make it clear to President Lazarus Chakwera that Malawi’s biggest challenge, for now, is corruption related in three-fold:

One, closing all the loopholes that people in government exploit to loot Malawians; two, recovering every coin that was stolen from Malawians during all the previous regimes; and three, ensuring that every person who stole from Malawians face the wrath of the law.

Because of Tonse government recovers every loot from corruption, this country will have enough resources to manage Covid-19 both in protecting our health workers and, also, providing safety nets to the most vulnerable.

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#Better MW
#Better MW
10 months ago

Hope the first step will be to freeze all assets. As the courts clear any individual wrongfully accused, then they can have their assets back. That’s how you ensure no penny is lost.

Truth
Truth
10 months ago

Well done

Shady
10 months ago

You plus your bosses who sent you to write this article your out of your senses

Kelvin Bazale Dembo
Kelvin Bazale Dembo
10 months ago

#Social Construction of Reality in its pure form

Luwe
Luwe
10 months ago

Nyasatimes please read Psalm 105:15. You can never be clever than God. Your argument just show that you do not have any knowledge about God l. Please next time avoid insulting GOD lest you perish with your ignorance. You cannot be talking of abandoning God the Creator who holds your life in His hands just because you want money. Be warned God is real and when He takes over you will no God is real.

Bolero
Bolero
10 months ago
Reply to  Luwe

You.missed the point Luwe. We are told that God is Spirit and as such we worship Him in spirit . Going to church is.important but does not make one holy. We are equally told that our bodies.are temples of Christ and contaminating them with sinful things you lose your sonship to God. The advance by church leaders therefore to have its congregation back in those buildings raises a lot of suspicion than the devine calling. Many churches around the world have gone virtual and they are able to reach their congregants just like they would do in-peraon. They are even… Read more »

James Banda
James Banda
10 months ago
Reply to  Luwe

COVID has nothing to do with God. if people followed simple preventive measures, this pandemic could have been contained. If you read your Bible you would have known that preserving life is better than religious duty.

Message
Message
10 months ago

Message for HE President Chakwera ”Thus said the Lord: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place. For if you will indeed obey this word, then there shall enter the gates of this house kings who sit on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they and their servants and their people. But if you will not obey these words, I swear by myself, declares the… Read more »

Yaaadh
Yaaadh
10 months ago

Seriouslly we Malawians need our monies
Bsck

Wonder
Wonder
10 months ago

Very Good article. Our biggest challenge and threat as a country is CORRUPTION.

Many, including the church will not want to talk about corruption because they partake in it. They are beneficiaries of corruption.

Vite
Vite
10 months ago

Chakwera himself is corrupt. He and Chilima are part of a racket involving judges that are syphoning K9 billion from poor Malawians.

Ngodya zinayi Nokha Alliance
Ngodya zinayi Nokha Alliance
10 months ago
Reply to  Vite

I fully agree with you on this. The so called liberators are a corrupt bunch themselves

For Leaders
For Leaders
10 months ago

Malawi being a God fearing nation lets be reminded by what God says about corruption to leaders.

Holy Bible Timothy 3:8
Deacons (leaders) likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to too much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain.

False prophet
False prophet
10 months ago
Reply to  For Leaders

Chakwera has joined Bakili Muluzi, Bingu wa Mutharika, Mama Corruption (Joyce Banda) Peter Mutharika as a false prophet in receiving bribes in return for government contracts corruptly awarded to Indians, Greeks and others. Malawi can never receiver under leaders like Chakwera, Muluzi, Bingu, Mama Corruption Joyce Hilda Banda, Peter Mutharika. All corrupt.

Notmypresident
Notmypresident
10 months ago
Reply to  For Leaders

Stop this nonsense what God fearing? This is country full of evil this is why we are not prospering, we have fake pastors, fake men of God. We cheat God everyday and pretend we are God fearing. Let’s call a spade a spade and change. But let’s stop lying clean the house. Stop corruption, envy, greed, cheating and all the nasties.

Case Open & Shut
Case Open & Shut
10 months ago
Reply to  For Leaders

Chakwera is double tongued, greedy and dishonest! Case open and shut.
Bakili Muluzi was corrupt! Case open and shut
Bingu was corrupt! Case open and shut
Joyce Banda was corrupt! Case open and shut
APM was corrupt! Case open and shut
Next leader with be corrupt! Case open and shut!
Those who make evolution impossible make revolution possible!

Pramod Kalaria
Pramod Kalaria
10 months ago

Chakwera has seen how JZU Tembo became poorer by the day after multi party so Chakwera is going to rob, and corruptly loot government resources. Then retire to USA. Malawian we will cry and wish Mutharika had won. Wait and see. Wait and see. Wait and see.

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