Associate professor and head of political and administrative studies at Chancellor College of the University of Malawi , Happy Kayuni, has given President Peter Mutharika an F for lacking critical analysis of social-political developments in the country.
The fail comes in the wake of ongoing Judiciary strike and economic downturn, as the political analyst has saidMutharika is not providing the leadership required to effectively manage crises.
Kayuni, however, said he did not mean that Mutharika should always be the first to respond to any situation.
“But there are some situations which by their perceived significance call upon the immediate response from the higher office,” Kayuni told Nation on Sunday/
“The Judiciary strike should have been given priority due to the role of this institution in consolidation of democratic governance in the country. Inability to respond immediately demonstrates lack of commitment to democratic governance,” he said.
He further said the sealing of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officers, clearly demonstrated that government lacks conflict resolution skills and also puts into question the President’s commitment to entrenchment of democratic ethos in this country.
“Any leader who has a keen eye to the wider political environment should take a more reconciliatory approach rather than what is happening.
“Even if ACB officers claim to have resumed their work, what would guarantee their effectiveness after such a hard-line approach against them?” said Kayuni as quoted by the paper.