2020 Christmas Messages from The Maravi Post

Dear Readers,

The end of this most challenging year is nigh, and as we celebrate the holiday season, we take a few moments to reflect on the events of this most difficult year.

The year saw change of Government in Malawi mandated by the judiciary. This was not a simple rerun of elections, to make sure the opposition won the judiciary forced an alliance of parties to oppose the DPP of Peter Mutharika. In the end the opposition got what it wanted a new Government led by Lazarus Chakwera.

The Coronavirus on the most part has spared our country even though we have been ill-prepared. Any death however cannot be minimized, and we will remember the Family and friends that succumbed to Coronavirus and their contributions to our country.

It is true the new government has not changed much in the fortunes of many Malawians. During its short reign accusations of selective prosecutions of corruption lead the news headlines. New cabinet Ministers are already being accused of corruption and amassing of riches while many that fought for the new government suffer under poverty and preventable diseases.

We at the Maravi Post have sometimes faltered, and there have been instances this year where we have slipped up as well. However, we promise that We will continue to be open and honest when we err and have all matters on which we are challenged dealt with swiftly in an effort to ensure that we maintain the trust you have in us, the trust that has been developed over generations. We are sure you will journey into 2021 with us.

Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones this year due to the Pandemic and those experiencing difficulties of all types this holiday season. We extend sincere and warm wishes to all our readers in Malawi and the world for a safe and peaceful festive season, and a happy and prosperous 2021

Elwin Mandowa
Managing Editor

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