Moses Kunkuyu, the president of Transformation Alliance (TA), a political movement , says Malawi is not on a correct track under the current leadership and is headed in the wrong direction.
He said the country needs a change of political leadership to resolve prevailing political and socio-economic “calamities”.
Kunkuyu, the first Cabinet minister to be appointed by former president Joyce Banda when she assumed power in April 2012 after the death of president Bingu wa Mutharika, said the country’s leadership is out of sync with the economic realities facing citizens and that citizens should not voted for people to continue on “leadership orientation.”
He cited Maizegate, Tractorgate, Cashgate and the recent sewage saga in Area 18 Lilongwe, the use of funds from public institutions to fund a political party and the use of chiefs and religious leaders to castigate those with opposing views as some of the indications that Malawi is democratically taking the wrong path.
Said Kunkuyu: “Malawi needs to have a changed mindset and attitude. Each one of us must strive to be agents of change so that together we develop the nation.”
Kunkuyu said his group believes that leaders with a better background and understanding of the country’s political and economic dynamics have the potential to bring about the change Malawians desire.
This is not the first time for Kunkuyu to be spearheading a pressure movemebt as in 2011, while serving as a member of Parliament (MP) affiliated to the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) under Bingu, he also led Hope Alliance, a pressure group within DPP which later announced its working relationship with Joyce Banda following her coming into power.
The two-day convention which ends Saturday brought together economists , a cross-section of political, religious and traditional leaders including leader of opposition in Parliament and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera, and People’s Land Organisation (PLO) leader Vincent wandale.
Making his presentation entitled ‘Economic Transformation-the Malawi we must aspire’, economist Henry Kachaje hinted that Malawi is experiencing the lowest economic growth in history.
He said due to misplaced choices, resistance to change, lack of patriotism and politics of appeasement, Malawi is finding it hard to achieve socio-economic change.
Kachaje spoke of the need for leaders to keep their promises and avoid making decisions that will haunt the next generation.
The delegates also recommended the need to implement 50+1 in the 2019 tripartite elections.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :