By Burnett Munthali
Reverend Lazarus Chakwera is involved in the Affordable Inputs Program (AIP) fraud. The President is hiding behind his national address, and the likely reshuffle to come.
President Lazarus Chakwera knows what is happening in his government but is just pretending not to know anything about the scandal.
If he doesn’t know anything then he must step down immediately or Malawians will not give him another five years contract.
His family is involved in AIP fraud and that a sign of a man who cannot control anyone including his own people.
From the look of things our President is a very weak leader who is taking sides in making his decisions on very important issues. He normally takes long to act on something, which is bad for the country.
Lazarus Chakwera demonstrated his weakness during the appointment of his first cabinet and continues to do so.
Malawians are still skeptical over the firing of Former Agriculture Minister Lobin Lowe as people know they are brothers in law.
If the President was serious enough, he would have fired more people connected with the scandal. Hence, the President should not be taken seriously. He has a hidden agenda.
Chakwera’s habit of finding faults on the Chairperson for committee on Agriculture, Sameer Suleiman for revealing the thirty billion fraud is a similar equation to that of the Director of the Malawi Anti Corruption Bureau, Martha Chizuma.
You will remember that this President played the same blame game. He is not prepared to fight any corruption but benefit from it in totality.
The President should not waste his time and energy intimidating any arm of government as they were established to function independently from each other and professionally.
Chakwera must start working, implementing good policies and fighting corruption head on.
Tonse Alliance is giving Malawians yet another raw deal of expired AIP fertilizer which is arriving in this country. That’s taking Malawians too far and for granted.
This clueless government is not even aware of the burning anger in the hearts of the people of this country. Nobody wants retrogression but progress.
Only few individuals will choose to talk good of Tonse Alliance Government for fictitious reasons.
The President’s national address is just empty talk as usual for nothing but hide and seek. There is nothing serious in all his speeches. Pastors are bad leaders, they are just preachers and not doers, they believe in making speeches, and not action. They steal a lot as well.
Our leader should not allow colleges because it affects the education system of the nation. The President made a lot of talk before ascending to power, he should not, therefore, find it difficult to perform. Let him go back to his manifesto, or run government professionally. Simple !
Chakwera must reshuffle his cabinet and stop creating ministries that are useless such as ministry of civic education and national unity.
What does minister Timothy Mtambo have to teach Malawians after all those rough speeches and violent protests he organized in 2019 – 2020? Such ministries do not make sense and should not exist.
They are just a waste of resources for nothing because Malawi is not a divided nation to have such an establishment.
Probably countries coming from internal fighting and war could have such. Chakwera’s personal advisors look like they were created for job opportunities only. The President keeps goofing all the time and he doesn’t
His Excellency, the President loves traveling all over different places in the middle of his own austerity measures and a failing economy.
This is the time to reduce his international trips and work on the current economic situation head on. Foreign exchange shortages, fuel crisis, government corruption, the rising cost of essential commodities do not just end with prayer but action.
Mr President needs help from government officials, opposition, technocrats, university students, researchers and everyone else because on his own with his team, he has failed and is going nowhere. Tonse Alliance Government doesn’t have the answers yet on how to take Malawi forward. We are driving towards the ditch (kuphompho) each day.
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