Malawi is headed in wrong direction, Kunkuyu tells Transformation Alliance conference

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.

Kunkuyu making his address

Delegates to Trabfirmation Alliance conference

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.

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john
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pofunika kutolela zida za nkhondo against the evil

Dr Manga Sc
Guest

Malawi the poorest country on planet Earth .

I love Malawi
Guest

SO it was just a mare press conference, I thought it was a convention or something?

James
Guest

Believe it or not Moses Kunkuyu was one of the best ministers Malawi has ever had and the best in the Ministry of Information

Peloma Pepe
Guest

Kodi a Kunkuyu, inue siomwe munanamiza a Malawi kuti mwamuyitana Julius Malema? Kuyamba ndibodzaku ndiye kuti you’re heading in the direction with your Transformation Alliance? Cashgate tu paja inachitika inunso muli nduna, nde lero mukuti chani abwana? Tiyeni tisanamizepo a Malawi apa

santana
Guest

You say you invited the two delegates to this launch? The delagates who never know you and never met you at any time. And you cheat that they failed to come because Chiumia banned them.
And you think Malawi will head in the right direction under your leadership? You what Mr Kunkuyu? Give us your shadow cabinet on Monday. I know you will not give because there is no one worth a name in your party. You are just being used.

John K Black
Guest

Kunkuyu is a clown. He was minister in the Banda Cashgate government!

Chimunthu Chino
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Moses Kunkuyu Kalongashawa is a proud Ngonis from Dedza…the heir to the throne of Kalongashaba…the man who was deported from the UK in 2007 and will never be allowed to visit the UK or anywhere in Europe.

Mpoloni
Guest

Do you mean to tell me Malawi was headed in the right direction when you were minister Mr. Kunkuyu? Much ado for nothing! For me, I think you have an agenda more personal than national.

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