In Abida Mia, Chakwera has awarded sacrifice, loyalty, hard-work and excellence: It’s not nepotism 

President Lazarus Chakwera can be lambasted with every word available regarding his Cabinet choice but, let’s face it, appointment of  Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  lawmaker Abida Mia as deputy minister  is a mark worth celebrating.

Abida Mia being sworn in as MP
Abia Mia at the court for elections case
Abida Mia being interviewed by journalists after MCP rally
Abida Mia  
Abida Mia distributing MCP cloth
Political activist Abida Mia joins the demo
Abida Mia keeping the flame of MCP alive in resistance to the the abject poverty under which most people were forced to live, the appalling conditions created by the inequalities of the DPP regime
Woman of action: Abida Mia at Makande Health Centre
MCP’s  Sidik Mia and his wife Abida Mia MP on the March

It is worth celebrating because, to a larger extent, it symbolizes Chakwera’s resolve to reward sacrifice, hard work, loyalty and excellence.

Let us face it.

The only crime Abida Mia committed for being bunched in the nepotistic-driven appointment is because of who she choose to love: Mohammed Sidik Mia – the MCP first deputy president.

Beside being Sidik Mia’s wife, Abida, over the years, has lived a life of a politician committed and loyal to struggles of political change in this country.

She has, over the years, fought so much and so well to finance and implement movements that have had so much to take Malawi to where it is today.

Truth be told, we all know and we are self-evident of the fact that, showing extreme levels of loyalty and sacrifice, Abida Mia stepped down as head of her successful business empire to promote MCP in the Southern Region.

In stepping down, Abida wanted to  prove to all and sundry that he understood the importance of separating her business venture and politics.

Further, we all know, again, that Abida sold off some of her assets  just to raise more money to help finance MCP party operations for 3 years.

She didn’t just finance the party and stayed in boardrooms; no, she went full-throttle on the ground, criss crossing every part of this country to campaign for Chakwera.

Not only that, Abida became the symbol of MCP in the Southern Region, organising mass rallies to single-handedly promote MCP in the Southern Region.

The price of her hard work paid off when, in 2019, she campaigned vast and wide for MCP to a point where she won a parliamentary seat.

Besides that, Abida has over years proved being more than a politician sitting in boardroom: She has been on the ground, crying with people as an activist.

Hope Malawians haven’t forgotten how she uncovered tampered ballot boxes in Nsnaje that led to the landmark court ruling to have fresh elections Malawians just had recently.

Hope Malawians haven’t forgotten how Abida’s life was threatened countless times to desist from promoting MCP.

Hope Malawians haven’t forgotten how Abida was always on the frontlines of political protests, demonstrating against rigged elections.

The point is: in Abida, there is a story of sacrifice, hard work, excellence, resilience, passion and loyalty to the cause.

It’s a serious demeanor to her character to reduce her appointment as Minister because, one, she is a women and, two, thanking his husband’s support to the cause.

No.

I put it to Malawians to give Abida a chance of service and, from there, she can be judged if she is worth the salt or not.

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chimulirenji
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chimulirenji

mkathawira dala school kuti mzipanga nsanje zanu izo ife tikuti viva mia family

Greatwoman
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Greatwoman

Congratulations Hon. Abida Mia…. keep on representing us well.

Nambuma Girl
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Nambuma Girl

A DPP musadandaule muchira ndithu.

Chisomo Malunga
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Chisomo Malunga

Ndiribe naye chifukwa, kudzipereka nsembe kwake lero kumwamba kwamusekelera

Bwande
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Bwande

Dziko ndi la Mia ili kkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Muhariwa
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Muhariwa

Abida or Sidik will not be stepped down by the President and no matter what. Kondwani Nankhumwa and his wife were all in Parliament and by then Kondwani doubled as Minister and nobody shouted the president including Dpp and Mai Babra Banda. We have noted you.

Sam
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Sam

What a lazy journalist. It is clear Abida Mia drafted it and spat it onto the journalist with a khaki envelope. Poor journalism.

Lego
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Its all about jealousy.These two loyal servants of MCP they deserve to be in the cabinet.Our arguments should on merit not just because we like arguing NO.As a matter of facts,why you were not against it when the two were campaigning for a change?Remember,you leap what you sow and this is what has happened to the family.Are these two not capable of working and developing our country?Whats wrong with you Malawians?Give them a chance to transform our country.Let not DPP find advantage of this silly argument.

Jinga
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Jinga

Kolako chasa 🤝🤝🤝🤝🤝🤝🤝🤝🤝🤝🤝🤝 some of us are simply busy on social media draining our data yet others are on the frontline advocating for change sacrificing their lives and property. Let them continue the energy and momentum demonstrated during campaign as they now serve in the cabinet.

To all those Monday coaches out there, go on the frontline and prove yourself then you can be entrusted to run affairs of government not simply making noise on WhatsApp and various social media platforms.

Wonder
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Wonder

Good PR for Abida… How much have you been paid by the MIAs for articulating this story Mr. Fiko?

ERUTU
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ERUTU

Cadet bakha 🦆 phweeeeeeee mwauponda

Double standard
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Double standard

Well assuming we accept your arguments for this lady, what about the other family connections in the cabinet? And didn’t the opposition condemn similar set ups with DPP? You think DPP didn’t have royal, hardworking people who were in the cabinet but people protested just because they were of a certain tribe?

MMalawi
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MMalawi

This article is not about the other family connections in the cabinet. Cadet, uchila..easy

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