Off the wall of Dickson Kashoti: Better celebrate Eid than Malawi Independence Day

I would rather celebrate Eid than the so called Malawi Independence Day. We have nothing to show that we are independent after all. Look here, 52 years down the line, we are still beggars, apart from the few Chinese donated structures at City Centre in Lilongwe, the infrastructure that Kamuzu left is dilapidated, to afford three meals a day still remains a luxury, very few tend to benefit from the so called government of the people, for the people and by the people.

Carrying the Malawi flag
Carrying the Malawi flag

We continue taking our leaders as semi gods not servants of the people, yes, the moment you criticise them, you are taken as a rebel not a democrat.

Look here, corruption remains cancerous, eating away the fibre of our society, civil servants now steal willy nilly, even to the extent of stealing money meant for HIV and AIDS, God forbid!

I cannot imagine that even heads of state can steal yet when we call for an inquiry or thorough investigations of the K577 billion, we are labeled anti ujeni.

At 52 we are supposed to be more prosperous than we were today 52 years ago but looks like we are much poorer and worse than we were 52 years ago.

I thought at 52, we could show some talent in football but nay, we played better football 52 years ago.

In politics we are worse than we were 52 years ago, in fact we are a disgrace. Sometimes I tend to think that we were in a hurry to demand the independence. I think we should have allowed the whites rule us for a little much longer.

El Nino has hit most countries in southern Africa but why is it that we are the worst hit? Hahahahahaha this is no laughing matter but it shows failure to plan is plan to fail, we should not blame God or satan for the calamities, we are to blame. We have the whole government machinery that was supposed to monitor the situation and plan accordingly but alas, they have been caught pants down

. I am therefore not surprised that the only activity on Kamuzu Day are prayers, we really need divine intervention. If I were a presidential aide, I would have advised the President that we visit the graves of Sir Alfred Sharpe, Sir Glyn Jones, Kamuzu Banda and Bingu wa Mutharika.

We might as well need their spirits to help us out of this mess. As for me, I will be taking solace in the eid festivals so please bring me mpunga ndi bakha!

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5 years ago

The most stupid article I have read this week. God forgive me for casting my eyes on trash.

Kanthu Ako!
Kanthu Ako!
5 years ago

Malawi is a country where idiocy is celebrated. Who in their right mind would even publish this drivel if they pride themselves as being news editors. There is nothing in this article, that a sane person can say is new The writer complains about dilapidated infrastructure, how long does it take for that to happen? Two years three, five, ten? How long has the writer been a journalist? How many times during that time has he brought to people’s attention that fact? Why now when the infrastructure is actually crumbling. Does this journalist realise that there are laws in the… Read more »

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