Political analysts warn against tall electoral promises

Political analysts have warned politicians against making promises they would not fulfill after the election as campaign for the May 21, 2019 tripartite elections hots up.

Phiri: Promises should be fulfilled

George Phiri, a political scientist at Livingstonia University said people would lose faith and interest in the politicians once they are voted into power if they fail to fulfill them.

“Some of the political promises have even time frame attached to show seriousness to the voters but this is dangerous if the promised are not fulfilled,” he said.

Politicians, who include presidential candidates are criss-crossing the country, selling and marketing themselves and their political parties to voters with promises of what they would do should they be voted into power.

President Peter Mutharika says he would develop Malawi, the least developed country in the world to a European level within five years once voted back to Kamuzu Palace, a promise some sections of society say is laughable and impossible.

Ernest Thindwa, a political scientist at Chancellor College urged politicians to promise only thing they would deliver once voted into power.

He said voters tend to lose confidence in politicians and fail to vote during a next election once they realise that politicians only fool them to vote for them but fail to fulfill their promises.

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JJ Mbewe/pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe/pathfinder

Iwe mwana Khamula article yako yonse presidential candidate yemwe walonjeza pa misonkhano yake komanso kuti umulembe ndi Peter Mutharika yekha? Zoona article yonse ikangothera pa Peter mutharika pamene pali ma candidate ena omwe alonjeza zopanda pake? Kodi Peter anakulakwira chiyani? Nditangoona mutu wankhani ndinali ndi chidwi kuti mwina lero walemba za nzeru, koma ayi ndithu ndi iwe yemwe uja mbutuma yamunthu. Ndimachita manyazi poziwa kuti tonse iwe ndiine tinachokera ku Mulanje. Makolo ako analuza nawe iwe.

Ntengo wa Kesia
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Ntengo wa Kesia

MEC should intervene right now, and WARN Kwenikweni that new comer and dreamer uyu wa UTM – the failed Mr. “HARDtalk” you know who!
Ma promise tho, without accountability; ena kumangomuchemelela as if he has achieved anything. Zautsiru.
Kunama ngati mwana wa zaka ziwiri; amene sadziwa the difference between lies and the truth.
His suppoerters akuti ndiife a “Y” generation; generation of dreamers – eya! dreamers olo kulota za mowa baasi; monga m’mene bwana wawoyo amamwera tsiku ndi tsiku. Osamva ngakhale abale ake kumudzudzula. Kikiki.

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Hahahaha makamaka mwanayu, abale akunama kwambiri. Wakanamizanso abale anga uku kuti apanga Karonga kukhala city. Iwe Chilima can you really build a city in five years you will be president (if at all you will be elected?) Are you sure? Walonjeza kale zithu zambiri zofuna ndalama zambiri, koma umazodzowadi I we, kapena ukuyesa madanje or mwina Ife ndife opusa. Aaaaah man bwezani moto.

Charlie Hebdo
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Charlie Hebdo

If Luchenza can be a municipality, would it be difficult for Karonga to be a city? Attaining a city status in Malawi is just a matter of a presidential podium declaration regardless of the infrastructure the area boasts.

mkhonde mwenecho
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mkhonde mwenecho

It is possible for karonga district to become a city if there is money and other resources are at disposal,

Impossible Country
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Impossible Country

99% of the promises by some potential candidates are achievable as long as those in charge of the government purse including politicians stop putting public resources into their pockets and instead they should put this money towards economic infrastructure.

Kawawa
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Kawawa

Anyamata apa Town! Atcheya analibe mzawo concerning Campaign Promises!!!!

Kawawa
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Kawawa

●TODAY’S JOKE ●
■1999 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ■
JOURNALIST: Mr President, that’s an impossible project you are promising people. Last time you promised that you’d build a bridge between Nkhata Bay and Likoma Island but that promise never came to pass…..

DR BAKILI MULUZI: Oh but I fulfilled that promise. I meant a telecommunications bridge. Don’t you communicate by cellphone today? Kkkk kkkk!!!!

BigMan
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BigMan

So what should politicians promise? The usual boreholes and classroom blocks? Time to dream in color, we are the Yes we Can generation. You and APM can continue being humble, boring, and dull whilst remaining the poorest country in the world and begging from donors. Our situation requires radical leadership, not slow and sure rubbish.

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