The call for anit-government demonstrations by consumer advocater and rights activist John Kapito, constitutionally rightful as it is, is not reasonable. Kapito will need to revisit the freedoms he is trying to exercise and do himself the favour of knowing that they just do not have to be exercised for their own sake.
There must be a compelling reason why a right has to be exercised, or anything to the contrary becomes profanity of entitlement. That compulsion of reasonableness, in the context of Mr Kapito’s plans does not exist.
No one in the Joyce Banda administration is pretending that things are fine. The President herself continues to acknowledge this truth at every available opportunity. Her government has laid out plans to deal with the challenges that country is experiencing.
Mr Kapito may not like some of the ideas. But by the nature of things government is not compelled to agree with Mr Kapito. As Mr Kapito himself will agree, he does not possess the monopoly of brains and ideas.
The fact that Mr Kapito and government do not share the heartbeat in terms of how the challenges can be resolved does make the administration insensitive to the problems the people of Malawi are facing.
This notion that because your ideas have not been taken on board then government must be uncaring is quite erroneous and completely juvenile. Turning things around is a process. It has never been an event as Mr Kapito would want things to appear.
Even if the so called 10 point plan of Mr Kapito was implemented in its totality, if it can work at all, the challenges would not disappear at once. Mr. Kapito must rest assured everything reasonable is being done to resolve the issues that are affecting the people of Malawi.
If his reasons to call for demonstrations were genuine and agent Mr Kapito couldn’t have shifted to the month of January which is obvious a difficult month,this clearly shows that he is working tirelessly to faulty the govt of madam Joyce Banda for personal gain. It is possible that he is driven by self righteous motivations as a defense mechanism to always be seen as the rational one in the eyes of the public.
Mr Kapito’s action can be misinterpreted as a frustrated person who expected a reward from Joyce Banda administration because of his outbursts during Bingu’s bad economic and governance policies. He should also avoid speaking behind CAMA yet in actual sense he is campaigning for a certain political party
Therefore to call for demonstrations while this work is being done is being unreasonable.