DPP practising ethnic cleansing: Fear and uncertainty are back in Malawi

Since 1994 Malawians want nothing less than total democracy , in   the way they are being governed. It is wrong to assume that as long as there are timely elections to choose leaders Malawi is on a democratic path. However the timely elections must be credible as well.

Meanwhile it has already been said elsewhere that the 20th May elections 2014 in Malawi were far from being rated credible. There were numerous alleged irregularities which seemed unresolved. Worse still Malawi Electoral Commission behaved as if it was business as usual. This can force one to conclude  that in Malawi elections , voters do not really matter but it is the people who count the votes and announce the winners that matter. It does not need a genius to know that this is a formula for voter apathy in future elections. This creates uncertainty.

Peter Mutharika practising ethnic cleansing: in job and other economic opportunities

Peter Mutharika practising ethnic cleansing: in job and other economic opportunities

It is not an exaggeration that the majority of Malawians experienced unprecedented levels of fear and uncertainty during Bingu wa Mutharika regime. By the time he passed on in April 2012, the uncertainty about the future of Malawi had reached climax. In fact it was not just ordinary people but leaders as well were clueless where the country was heading with its perennial lack of forex and fuel to mention a few.

Politics aside, the Joyce Banda administrations brought back the forex and fuel and above all  there was no fear as people breathed a sigh of relief.

It is now disheartening to not that fear is back by the Peter Mutharika government. For goodness sake, the firing of senior officials in government and parastatals in the guise of redeployment leaves a lot to be desired. It is so humiliating when one is forced out of his position unceremoniously before he or she is told where to go. This is torturous and to defend it that it is presidential prerogative does not hold water.  Needless to say those prerogatives must have a human face to prevent people from thinking that it is used as a tool for vengeance.

The above situation is made worse by the belief that the DPP government is practicing ethnic cleansing in job opportunities by favouring the Lomwes. With all due  respect it seems  ethnic politics has been brought into this country by the two DPP regimes.  President Peter Mutharika talks about unity. He should know better that there cannot be any unity when there is open favouritism by those in power.

The other source of uncertainty should be the Aid Free budget.  Just imagine even with donor aid the country still had lots of short fall ranging from lack of medicines in hospitals to civil servants not being paid on time. If the  Aid Free budget will be successful, definitely it will be the 8th wonder of the world.

President Peter Mutharika should realize that he has to work hard to remove the fear and uncertainty that people have. Failing which running this country will be an uphill battle.

 

 

 

Emily Mkamanga   Email  [email protected]

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Mphanduwe
Guest

Let’s pray 4 our country. Each & every leader has a failure & will fail in 1 way or another. In addition 2 that, we r in the last days. Lord hv mercy on Malawi

Wamandasi
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To start with the term total democracy is the most stupid dangerous and idealistic. It is is mostly demanded by greedy lazy ego people. A total democratic country is a confused lawless situation. South Africa is moving towards that way. Anarchy is the order of the day. Anyone can make a demand and call it a right. A right to walk naked, pornography, smoke dagga, beastility, abortion, homosexuality, prostitution, drugs, entitlement to free anything. Laziness, lack of thinking We need independent thinkers, hard workers, responsible dutiful people. We need government to be run elected people not through powerful media connected… Read more »
mphembedzutsokonombwe
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I do not see why anyone is crying foul. APM already said before elections, he will continue with his late brother’s policies. Nothing new! The man is practical, he said it and now practicing what he preached. Wait and see….Cry the Beloved country save your tears as more crying is yet to come.

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Atumbuka inu lirani kwabiri mpakana angokusamutsilani ku tanzania kkk!

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number 20 che fourpence…kikiki you have made my day

PM
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The president is not inspiring collective National hope. You cannot achieve national consensus with sectionalism interests and motives

nenazako
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Komanso APM this is too much. Anthu amanena inu APM ndi woipa mtima kuposa Bingu koma simumanva lero ndi izi. Sitinati nanga potha 2 years -tirira pyooooooo ma trouble.

Mdzukuru
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Emmie is right. What Peter is doing is contrary to what he promised MAlawians that he will not do what his late brother was doing and today he is doing the same things. not just Senior staff being targeted but even junior people working in the state residences – some worked for Kamuzu, Bakili, Bingu, JB including maintenance, landscape, household, they are services are no longer needed but they are on government payroll and yet they are employing alomwe and DPP cadres. Note this was not budgeted for which means over expenditure. Something is nor right.

federation
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Fedulo yomweyo. Ndiponso ma boma ndi ma trading centres akhale ma municipality. Chitukuko sichikulongosoka ndimene amayendetseredwa pano.

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