We don’t need a short-time angry President: Malawi need decisive leader who punishes impunity

President Lazarus Chakwera was visibly angry and menacing on Thursday, flanked by a Malawi army chief and the police boss, while addressing the nation, mostly, about the leakage of Malawi School Certificate Examinations (MSCE) examinations.

President Chakwera in anguish, talks tough.-Photo by Lisa Kadango, Mana

Perhaps, that was the first time to see an angry Chakwera flashing his anger in public for, what one would say, for good reasons.

It was for good reasons because he was reacting to a real problem that needed such a gesture from a Head of State.

But, wait a minute.

This country has experienced the worst in the magnitude of that MSCE leakage. Sometimes even much worse than that.

What we haven’t experienced is an angry leader, decisive to the core to punish every person involved in impunity.

You have people that, in a flash, orchestrated a cashgate that saw billions down the drain living millions of innocent Malawians hungry and poor. Hundreds of such people are still going free!

Just recently, we had Jane Ansah and the team involving sloppy Commissioners and that Alufandika who, for reasons known to themselves, messed up an elections system that, its quantification, sums to over K60 billion wiped off.

No one, till date, has been helped responsible for that and, even worse, tax-payers are still rewarding such people with huge salaries and fat allowances.

In parastatals, every day we are bombarded with disturbing news of billions being wasted, names being mentioned involved in shady contracts and deals—yet such people continue to walk freely with us, the innocent, in the streets.

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) sat over a 6-year of intense and massive loot of public resources and, even a little kid, can testify to the names of the people behind such schemes. They are free, no arrest, no everything—just normal.

These things will always be with us because we have always had presidents who flash short term anger to spin off the public not to take decisive decision to arrest impunity.

That is the question for Chakwera today: How long will your anger go? We need answers. Thank God, he gave ultimatums. See you at the end of the tunnel.

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Joshua
Joshua
7 months ago

That Alufandika is still around at MEC is very strange miracle.

Phyot Olera Kun Yini
7 months ago

Chakwera just want to whip MANEB because it is headed by someone perceived to be LOMWE. Why are people believing that the ED can leak his own examinations just to tarnish the image of Chakwera? Malawians must know that the one who has leaked examinations is a tumbuka person who wanted to tarnish the image of Chiunda, nothing more. So please leave Chiunda alone. Chiunda has made remarkable improvements at MANEB for many years, and this satanic tumbuka plot must not victimise him personally.

By the way, Trump has lost. Ndiye izo za Jerusalem a Chakwera muzikwanitsa nokha?????

Phala la Mwana
Phala la Mwana
7 months ago

This article is simple and straight forward. Abwana, tilankhuleni za cashgate ndi milandu ina yalembedwayo. Mnyamata wa ku Kasungu uja adatiuza Joyce banda was central during cashgate. Do something. Your retired friends are not helping us.

Mbwenu Naluta
Mbwenu Naluta
7 months ago

The fact that in today’s world it just takes a click of the fingers to connect to the rest due to high technology, that is not a passport to guarantee an individual to addressing the nation anyhow. Mwachulutsa ma press-release. If a dog goes about barking but can’t bite, people get used and start saying “amangokuwa uyu, saluma” OChakwera achulutsa kukuwa, too many gimmicks. Trump in America tried his daily briefings on the Covid-19 updates but he ended up antagonising his administration with the medical professionals, then led himself into a decampaign mode. Things are not working in your government.… Read more »

Manyalira Mhone
7 months ago

What a silly senseless opinion article. You think arresting people is enough? Prosecuting them and having them convicted is the real deal here. So even if your Chakwera can give ultimatums with smoking billowing from all body parts that release waste, if he will just be talking president. Fortunately, the democratic system from which he’s a beneficiary shields is Malawians from turning his recent autocratic outbursts into commands to be followed by law enforcement and prosecution bodies.

mtete
mtete
7 months ago

It’s time to use the whip and bring to book all the wrong doers, and there are lots of them, otherwise people may think that’s the way things should be; law breaking.
It should be noted that having infiltrated every section of administration, DPP has people everywhere to frustrate the Tonse Alliance resolve to clear the rubble such that there is bound to be resistance to any effort to put things right. Ruthlessness, but with tact, is necessary and I am sure an army of lawyers and genuine advisors will help you achieve the desired goals.

Dead.Body
7 months ago

I am going to Mugg &Bean for a cappuccino. See you later guys.

Innocent Chingoma
Innocent Chingoma
7 months ago

Your wrting portrays a disillusiined individual who is looking for issues to pick with the president. As head of state who is pushing for an honest and transparent Malawi, he has the right to get angry and you dont have any moral right stop him.

Zio ine
Zio ine
7 months ago

But then Zangazanga Chkhosi is going flat out to fleece govern.ent with dubious invoices from hotels..Chakwera can do nothing on Zangazanga because he used to buy him suits at Church and partly he helped finish Chakwera house with proceeds that he stole from farmers union

Vitumbuka Nivichi
7 months ago

Chakwera fails to match his own words with action. A very weak and feeble fake servant leader.

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