PAC warns Chakwera against ‘backyard cabinet’

Influential quasi-religious body, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) did not mince words when it met President Lazarus Chakwera on Thursday, telling him that another challenge that has led to the downfall of presidents is believing in cronies or inner circles which PAC called backyard cabinet.

PAC chairperson monsignor Patrick Thawale and Bishop Matonga

PAC chairperson Monsignor Patrick Thawale told the president in the face that the ‘backyard cabinet’ which make decisions behind the formal cabinet is what has led to the previous state presidents in the country.

“While it is inevitable that each leadership may have people he/she trusts more, too much reliance on ‘backyard cabinet’ may guide you into a wrong direction because of the interest they may have.

“So, you Excellency be careful of the people who surround you because always they will tell you what they want you to hear,” said the Catholic priest.

 

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Sand
Sand
1 month ago

We don’t want backyard cabinet & political prostutes.
These political hules are ones that reciprocate the mind set of the president mostly.
We don’t need them.

zenizeni
zenizeni
1 month ago

The Ear that pay hide to the voice of reasoning always prosper

Kenamu
Kenamu
1 month ago

The only problem is the recycled politicians. Chakwera should not have included them in his cabinet. What new are going to have in Mia, Kaliati, Chilima?

Mr Truth Pains
1 month ago

We really appreciate what PAC is doing but don’t start dictating on Chakwera’s ideology as it is too early.

It seems you PAC guys u want to be the one running this country under Chakwera. It was even too early for you to go and meet Chakwera. He is still putting his house in order so give him space.

Your effort now is in vain cause the team of Tonse Alliance have just started unbundling their Manifesto.

The Knight Templar
The Knight Templar
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr Truth Pains

Eish nsaname tima cadet ta MCP ititi tikutopetsa very early bwanji. Mxiii

Hate it or take it but it's a fact

Too early indeed , 1 month then kumapita kukalangiza president ? Mkamuwuza zichani mpaseni nthawi naye awone poyambira not kuti inuyo ndamene m’muwuze zochita.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Kamuzu was rarely fed lies by his ministers. He had his own way of getting information and that is why he was successful. Already there are people who expected to be ministers and they are now very stressful and using the media to outdo others. They know that the online media is very powerful and flies within seconds. We have facebook and WhatsApp which people are using to create stories. This is a sign of deep poverty that Malawi has. People should know that not everyone can be a minister and that not everyone can be an ambassador and not… Read more »

Trapence
Trapence
1 month ago

Kamuzu what? Are you aware he had strong men in the name of JZU et al? Are you aware that people revolted against Kamuzu from 1991 because of the worst leadership Malawi has ever had? Are you aware that Kamuzu stole Press Corporation and other government and private property that were returned when one party dictatorship collapsed? Are you aware that during that f**king dictatorship people couldn’t speak up against government and party ills or else…..? So, don’t f**king lie here that Kamuzu was successful when people were bleeding, over 95% walking bare footed with miserable torn clothes and name… Read more »

kanchenga
kanchenga
1 month ago
Reply to  Trapence

It is you who is not aware of true facts on the ground. Yes now you can call a President stupid or anything your want but what have gained. POVERTY and STARVATION. What ever you see of substance in Malawi now was built under Kamuzu’s leadership. This democracy you are trying to impress has brought so much suffering among rural people that names like Bakili Bingu Peter are like names of demons among ordinary Malawians. Kamuzu still rules Malawi even in death because these people failed. If only one of them had done better Malawians would have forgotten Kamuzu long… Read more »

Shady
1 month ago
Reply to  kanchenga

Don’t lie to us.That nyakula president is the one who make Malawi poor like this he chase white people he brought amwenye this people they can’t develop Malawi forget

Thyolo2
Thyolo2
1 month ago

Mutharika ‘s backyard cabinet consisted of Gertrude Mutharika, Norman Chisale, Ben Phiri, Peter Mukhito and George Chaponda.

Trapence
Trapence
1 month ago
Reply to  Thyolo2

and now we the Kampondenis, Kadyagaga and nyau zinzawo ku state house ko, are you aware?

Nyapakwanja
1 month ago

The message well sent , we hope our President will for the first time in the History of Malawi choose to be different from the rest of the past presidents. that Malawians expectation as well.

Makwasa Boy
1 month ago

Quite true

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
1 month ago

“Unless rulers are shrewd about choosing their advisors, they will find themselves surrounded by flatterers. The only way to guard against flattery is to show that you are not offended by the truth. But if anyone can speak their mind to you, you will not be respected. A wise prince will pick intelligent advisors and allow only them to speak frankly, and only when he asks for their opinions. He should listen carefully, but make his own decisions and stick to them.” — Machiavelli.

Just sayin’

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

ZEDIDI

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