Medf saga has revealed that Tonse philosophy is just an illusion

Some amongst us were entirely convinced that under the current nine-party Tonse Alliance administration led by Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Malawians will access and enjoy national development projects without political affiliation.

Mkandawire: It is MCP which was on ballot and this is a Chakwera administration

They believed, and it was right to do so, that they had finally waved bye to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leadership where one had to publicly admit being blue to access and enjoy national development projects.

Sorry to all those who believed that way; in fact, if you have tears, prepare to shed them tight now for, admittedly, nothing of that sort, in this so called Tonse Alliance government, is going to happen.

If you are still in doubt, well, just see through the battle of supremacy over the Malawi Enterprise Development Fund (Medf) loan facility that has ensued between the two main Tonse Alliance partners—Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party.

At political rally in Mlare, Karonga District weeks ago, MCP second vice-president Harry Mkandawire declared that MCP supporters will be prioritized in the Medf loans disbursement because President Lazarus Chakwera is the party’s leader.

It is alleged that Mkandawire was responding to an earlier move by UTM secretary general Patricia Kaliati who was seen in Karonga distributing Medf application forms to UTM members—in a show of underlining that they get the priority in accessing these loans.

Without delving into debates of verifying who was right or wrong, between Kaliati and Mkandawire, it is imperative to emphasize, here, that the actions of the two should be understood as the position of their respective party bosses.

For purposes of being politically correct, President Chakwera and Vice-president Saulos Chilima will never go public and proclaim priority of their party members in accessing the loans.

They will always speak through their trusted loud mouth lieutenants and that is why, despite the public cry against Kaliati and Mkandawire’s retrogressive actions on Medf, they have both gone scot-free—no rebuke, no disciplining; just silent, as if nothing stupid ever again.

This, fellow Malawians, is the actual Tonse Alliance that will govern us in the next 4 years. It’s a different version of the Tonse you know of ‘prospering together’. This one is a Tonse within the barricades of political colors; and, truth be told, there is nothing you can do about it.

Let’s face it: Medf, we all know, is a non-political development project established to give loans to non-bankable individuals who could not access bank loans without collateral.

We also know, of course, that during the terrible of years of DPP in power, the project was highly abused by politically-linked individuals who obtained loans and did not repay.

Admittedly, if you thought Tonse Alliance government—with their Malawi Wokomera Tonse philosophy—would change things and live up to their promise, well, there you have it.

If, just  three months in the office, they are visibly failing to apply the Tonse philosophy within their alliance, what about millions of Malawians not in their fold?

If they can’t even accommodate each other, can they accommodate those outside them?

This Tonse philosophy is fast shrinking into Tokha philosophy and Malawians need to step up, again, with strong demands to this government, otherwise, as Tupac Shakur would sing, “I see no changes”.

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Mswachi
Mswachi
9 days ago

Its high time the govt review the implementation modalities for this contentious fund. This fund should have been implemented impartially using government offices rather than politicians. Sustainablilty of the current modalities is questionable. Bring back the offices in councils to implement this. Kodi decentralisation ija ndi imeneyi

Nyirenda Tobious
Nyirenda Tobious
9 days ago

No problem, all we needed was DPP out of office & we did it. 6.8million people are happy, that’s what we needed. Everyone has their weaknesses and DPP was & is still worse til to date

BigMan
BigMan
10 days ago

Not.really, it has just proved that Harry Mkandawire ndi chindere chakufikapo basi!

Donda wa Donda
Donda wa Donda
10 days ago

There is nothing to worry about. This has happened and I am sure both camps have seen what could jeopardise their relationship in the long term. In fact, its a good thing that it has happened at an early stage. Moving forward, MCP and UTM will exactly know how to tread and protect their alliance. I am sure that only DPP supporters will make an issue of out of this incident. Politics is about agreeing that you differ in some cases and always agree when it comes to moving forward. Tonse Government will succeed in many ways as far as… Read more »

Sikelo Gonani
Sikelo Gonani
9 days ago
Reply to  Donda wa Donda

I completely aree

Za uku ndi uku
Za uku ndi uku
10 days ago

This is nothing The real battle is Chakwera vs Mia. Chakwera on his last term as mcp president, but 1st term as malawi president. Chakwera needs to change e constitution of mcp to be party bearer in 2025. Mia who sponsored 45 of mcp MPs with campaign cash n materials is making structures So he takes the helm from chakwera at e convention in 2024, so he becomes mcp presidential candidate. Now Mia is busy lobbying independent MPs to MCP for his gain not Chakwera. Watch this battle. I have not come to chilima vs chakwera battle yet, who are… Read more »

Kwa
Kwa
9 days ago
Reply to  Za uku ndi uku

shaaa kodi. it also makes sense though

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
9 days ago
Reply to  Za uku ndi uku

I agree with you this is what most of the people dont see but it is happening & it is true. It takes an Eagle’s eye to see.

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
10 days ago

Good analysis. We are doomed.

cascade
cascade
10 days ago

uku kwacha ikugwa. uku asirikali a dziko la moshko atenga amalawi kunka nawo. uku ma albino akusowabe. in the meantime ena akukanganirana ndalama.

Zamadula
Zamadula
10 days ago

Pepa cadet uchila,usalile

The Knight Templar
The Knight Templar
10 days ago
Reply to  Zamadula

AzamaDura pepani. Zoti pepa cadet zinatha Fasho. Panotu a Malawi anatseguka mmaso ndithu calling a spade a spade. We are now looking at Tonse with open eyes. And the write up is logical despite the typographical errors

Mathanyula
9 days ago

True, Malawians are now clever than before even though Malawians cannot chose DPP in 2025 ontop of Tonse alliance. In a demoncracy people agree to disagree. Pepani we are not ready to bring back DPP in 2025.

Octopussy
Octopussy
10 days ago

Tonse alliance leaders are wolves in sheep skin, they can’t change their DNA which they have from their former political parties. My worry is they managed to fool 2.6 million Malawians with the assistance of the disgruntled marketer. Expect more disappointments

Jason Mlowoka
Jason Mlowoka
10 days ago

Everyone saw this coming, all we are witnessing is just an enhancement of the skepticism we had right from inception. Fortunately it will be the same arrogant Malawians who will feel the blunt and pangs of not listening to free advice. Who knows, possibly Chilima is happy and contented licking his fingers from the spoils accrued from the proceeds showered on him by fellow crooks like Simbi the menace. As things are, all we have to do temporarily is to live with the mistake we made during the casting of ballots and start preparing for another battle yet to come… Read more »

The Knight Templar
The Knight Templar
10 days ago
Reply to  Jason Mlowoka

Much as we saw this coming. I think Malawians just wanted to get rid of DPP regardless of the consequences of who would become president. DPP was grossly in error and it’s good they are gone. If we are to vote them back, they must reorganize, put in new blood. This Tonse Alliance will crumble for sure. All signs are there. There will be a terrible fight. If DPP can rebrand with new blood plus the massive numbers in the South, surely 2025 will be going back into government.

Mathanyula
9 days ago

My friend be reminded that DPP has never won clean elections. What they know is rigging. With the new chair at MEC forget that DPP can win again beacuse tippex will never be used. After all DPP has never come to Malawians to say sorry for the atrocities they commited as Late Kamuzu did when he handed over power to Bakiri Muluzi.If not Tonse Alliance then MCP is here to stay, mark my words. DPP survived on stollen money to exisit now that they are out of gvt DPP will exinct like curtains.

Mathanyula
9 days ago
Reply to  Jason Mlowoka

If chosimg Tonse was a mistake then it would have been the worst mistake to chose greedy people who want to be seen as angels now. If durinf 6 years Malawi was nearly bankrupt, what would have happened if they were given another 5yrs. I am sorry to say this, Tonse alliance is the best solution to Malawians.

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