Malawi new ‘holy’ govt: Promise what you can do, and do what you promise

Most of us Malawians are good people. We in fact give every new government the benefit of doubt for that administration  to prove if they can serve our needs and interests.

First Lady Monica Chakwera
Immediate past First Lady Getrude Mutharika

What are those needs interests? We need to end poverty, create jobs and ensure that we have enough food.

By the way,  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) must admit that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government had a realistic way of promising poverty reduction, creating jobs and reducing hunger because immediate past president Peter Mutharika never promised us a heaven which he cannot manage.

There was a method in constructing community colleges to create skills in youth so that the youth must become self-dependent and get out of poverty.

There was also a method in starting the MEDF loans for the youth and women to have capital for their businesses in order to get them out of poverty. Thank heaven that MCP has seen the MEDF program started by DPP to be a good program that they want to expand it.

Peter Mutharika never promised lies to impress Malawians just for the sake of being popular. Mutharika was consistently modest enough to repeat over many times that “I promise what I do; and I do what I promise.”

The Lazarus Chakwera government promised universal fertilizer subsidy only to change tune and cut it down to 3.5 million people and only for 2 bags.

Chakwera also promised that they would raise the loans program started by DPP from K15 billion to K75 billion. Now  MCP has backtracked and pegged the loan at K40 billion.

The problem is that very soon the public will interpret these changes of tune as lies. It will be unfortunate for MCP to go down in the public mind as a government that governs on lies.

It is for the same reason that MCP leadership needs to caution its agents who are creating the new government image as a “holy government” while demonizing Peter Mutharika’s government.

The danger with painting oneself as a holy government is that the new leadership will immediately lose public trust as soon as it is caught committing its own sins.

The other problem is that slowly the public can see through the lies.

If you read the article on Nyasa Times  which praises  First Lady Monica Chakwera but demonizes former first lady Gertrude Mutharika, you can see that building an image of being “a holy government” by spreading lies about others is not a good strategy.

The article claims that Gertrude Mutharika’s Beautify Malawi Trust (BEAM) received billions of money which she never accounted for. However, Malawians are intelligent enough to remember that there was never a situation when anyone said BEAM has received billions which Gertrude Mutharika never accounted for.

This follows the claim that Mutharika used the imaginary billions to create businesses around the country. Malawians can easily know that these are lies.

My humble advice is simple: govern on truth and you will enjoy the support of Malawians.

“Promise what you can do; and do what you promise,” said the wise man.

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Marumbo
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Holly Govt when mkwiyo is written all over the face of your judicial-coup president Chakwera? The guy has been in office barely a week but he has already arrested dozens on petty politics issues and you call that hyena holly? Fotseki!!! APM was the best leader by all standards. He was not full of vengeance. Ask Mrs cashgate Joice Banda and Timothy mtambo to confirm this. If APM was as heartless as this Mr Covid Chakwera, both JB and mtambo should have been behind bars now.

Mbonga Matoga
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Mbonga Matoga

Mwayamba kale kukumbukila kwa iguputo sitinathe ndi mwezi womwe…shameful. Just like a few chiefs in the south were on the side of atsamunda when all Malawians wanted self rule and independence in 1959, it is not surprising that their grandchildren today like the Itimus are following their ancestors line of thinking, it’s in the blood they say. First of all it is important to remember that the new government has come in at a time when DPP has plundered govt resources because they knew they were going to lose the election. The new govt has to manage their promises with… Read more »

Humphreys H.M. Ngoma
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Humphreys H.M. Ngoma

I cannot agree with the claim that the DPP plundered all the resources becoz they were going out. The following are the reasons: 1. There is no government since independence has ever left the economy on a sound footing. Eg inflation is at single digit, exchange rate very stable, donor funding is on and interests still at 13.5% 2. Foreign reserves not less than 3 months. 3. The budget had just been presented. 4. Pro-poor programs on the ground So, it is not true that the previous govt plundered resources. On top of that Chakwera and his friend knew the… Read more »

Noxy
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Ukanama sikuchedwa kucha lero ndi izi mmalo mobweretsa universal subsidy angoti I we we iwe eee timatumba tiwiri tiwiri ta fertilizer SHAME.Cry my Beloved Holy Tonse Alliance Party

nyarugwe
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nyarugwe

It is a 5 year term NOT a 1 week term of office

Jose
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Jose

Tonse has already scored a point.If 3.5 farmers will access fertilizer Malawi wa bwino wodya katatu wayambika.This is number one problem hunger to many malawians.for 26 years of democracy.zaka zopanda njala 3.Za njala 23 chidziko chimenecho.koma kuba basi.koma kusapota achair adadi atu.nonses.

Jose
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Jose

Which sins are you talking about.If you are a dpp udf sympathiser you can go to jupiter kuti muzikachita zanuzo za mitundu kuba regionalism za chipemvedzo you are free but our tonse is that if sonething is not good we are all responsible thats the difference

Itsanana
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Itsanana

Itimu, start with accusing Pitala for not making Malawi look like Singapore in 6 YEARS. That was his promise in 2014. Sorry that TONSE Alliance has disappointed you in 6 DAYS. However this change will be gradual and painful for you because DPP has stolen everything. Malawi was left in the hands of thieves for 6 years and there’s a lot to be fixed and recovered for Pitala and his mafias. We all know you’re a beneficiary of government plundering. Your name tells it all.

Lozani
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Lozani

Fotseki, you can’t start taking them to task. They are not using their own money, they have to first recover all that stolen money re-channel it to fertilizer for instance. No Government can come up with such funds to deliver services on day one, certainly not with looted economy the like that DPP has left. So, kindly rethink your article..

Itsanana
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Itsanana

Itimu wa UDF? Don’t you know this is just a provisional budget to keep the country running for the time being while tikulanda ndrama zomwe DPP ndi UDF anaba?

PM Senior
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PM Senior

I can understand that the Tonse Alliance are having opposition from the media but i didn’t expect you to be one.You know very well the way how dipipi messed the government right now you can’t say that all Pitala promised he fulfilled,that is the total lie

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