Get older first to lead Malawi, Goodall insists ‘Presidency not for toddlers’

Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development who is also Democractic Progressive Party (DPP) vice president for the northern region, Goodall Gondwe, Saturday challenged the opposition that they do not have what it takes to govern Malawi especially those led by youthful leaders especially the United Democratic Front (UDF) and UTM Party.

Goodall Gondwe: Government affairs  requires old people with experiencenot ‘babies’ who are novices in State matters.

UDF is led by Atupele Muluzi’s Minister of Health in President Peter Mutharika’s Cabinet  while UTM’s leader is Saulos Chilima, Malawi’s state vice president.

Gondwe insisted during rallies organized in the locations of Chiputula, Chibavi, Masasa and Mchenga Utuwa of Mzuzu City that the opposition have no requisite muscle” to rule.

According to Gondwe, government is a “serious business” that cannot be managed by “toddlers.”

“Government needs mature people to lead, not babies,” said Gondwe in his heavy Tumbuka.

He said people in the north hoodwinked by kids [meaning UDF and UTM] that they can win the forthcoming May 21 elections.

“They are infants and should wait until they get old enough,” boomed Gondwe.

He added: “Some are deceiving you that DPP will not win this coming election, and that their babies will win. It is a total lie. None of them can lead this country.”

Muluzi is aged 40 while Chilima  is 45 . Malawi’s legal age  for one to vie for the office of President is 35.

Gondwe, who will clock 83 this year, parties away suggestions President Peter Mutharika, 79 should be  replaced with a ‘baby’ during the May 21 polls because he is aging.

“I know that youths do well in other things, but concerning affairs of government, it is the old who do well,” argued Gondwe.

A youth activist Charles Kajoloweka, whose orgnasition Youth and Society recently launched the Youth Decide 2019 campaign to mobilise and deepen youth’s voice and action in setting and advancing youth development agenda ahead of the 2019 Tripartite Elections, described Gondwe’s remarks as unfortunate.

“That reasoning is really worrisome. Much as we appreciate that we need seasoned and experienced people like him, everyone has an exit point. We are not just saying every young person must come in, but competent young people,” he said in an interview.

“He is talking about the old, but not all of them are competent. They have done their part, no one can be a public servant for life! So let them occupy a different role of advisers while the youth, competent ones take over leadership,” he said.

 

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Sos Mpinga
1 year ago

Wadada Gondwe, we have a lot of issues we have to concentrate on not your nonsense. Would you just shut your mouth and concentrate on your retirement. Leadership is not all about age, After all, it has been proven that nkhalamba can’t lead this country. Leave the votes decide on the leadership of our country

mulweli
mulweli
1 year ago

the world is moving forward not backwards Mr Gondwe. we need young and fresh minds to take over. its time for magogos to go sleep

Apumbwa
Apumbwa
1 year ago
Reply to  mulweli

Isn’t that the truth!

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

Your brain is shrinking old man.

Shack
Shack
1 year ago

Kupusa kwa atumbuka. How do you even get this guy elected into a political position? This man is over a century old!

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago
Reply to  Shack

In case you don’t no you idiot. Goodall lost his position as an MP in his contituency because the clever tumbukas knew he was old. it is your tribal leader who appointed him as a minister. it seems you even don’t know what a century mean. IDIOT

Apumbwa
Apumbwa
1 year ago
Reply to  Shack

You are so ignorant! Goodall Gondwe was voted out as an MP it is your retarded Mr Maliseche who decided that all lomwes are too dull to charge of the Ministry of Finance

kavibangwa
kavibangwa
1 year ago

kamdala aka kachekura makora yayi, kaseberaninge ndatubazukuru twinu uko alaa

Abuya
Abuya
1 year ago
Reply to  kavibangwa

That’s the problem Mdala walije bazukuru

Stanley Mdala
Stanley Mdala
1 year ago

Gondwe your face looks like you’re a big thief. You have stollen a lot of cash,from the Treasury. We will catch soon after May 21.

Stanley Mdala
Stanley Mdala
1 year ago

Mr Gondwe remember you and your President you promised people of the Northern region of Malawi a new airport and Mombera University in Mzimba. What is the progress on these two important promises? Too old to remember maybe. This is reason we want young leaders who can remember their promises Chilima is a very clever young man who has good vision for Malawi. Malawi will choose a young man to bring real development of achieving the dreams Malawians cherish of 24 hours availability of electricity in the homes and offices and factories. Create Agribusiness to manufacture and pack and export… Read more »

matela
matela
1 year ago

muzakhumudwa pa 23 may a gondwe

Mtenzi Mzungu
Mtenzi Mzungu
1 year ago

Donors are saying our economy is on track So who is behind this?

Stanley Mdala
Stanley Mdala
1 year ago

This Gondwe person has failed Malawians with his priorities in government. His administration has failed to construct enough and good and standard classrooms in town’s and cities and village’s in Malawi. Poor snd substandard have collapsed and killed innocent kids due to unsupervised construction of weak structures due to old age of Gondwe. Chileka airport runway and it’s structures are crumbling under his watch. There is no perimeter fence hence security of the aircrafts and passengers is compromised therefore airlines are pulling out services to Chileka because of Gondwe failure to improve Airport structures. The fire brigade at the airport… Read more »

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