Saturday, January 28, 2023
HomeOpinionOpinion: Chakwera's indecisiveness on COVID-19 is a death warrant to Malawians

Opinion: Chakwera’s indecisiveness on COVID-19 is a death warrant to Malawians

Malawi COVID-19 on 08/27/2020

Our politics in this moment seem fundamentally broken, and from our broken politics has emerged a broken government of Dr Lazarus Chakwera incapable of responsibly leading the nation through this pandemic.

At a time, Malawi is in a public health crisis, people dying every day due to Covid-19, people expect serious direction from leadership.

Despite the escalating numbers of Covid-19 cases, sadly Lazarus Chakwera has never put the pandemic on his priority list before and after the elections. It is no secret he saw the Coronavirus as an impediment to his elections as its elevated Peter Mutharika to a problem solver and Lazarus Chakwera and his surrogates minimized and, in some cases, accused Mutharika of exaggerating the potential damaging effects of the virus.

Chakwera’s indecisiveness on COVID-19

As a matter of fact, when Peter Mutharika proposed a lockdown Lazarus Chakwera supported the injunction instigated by the HRDC which was an extension of the opposition.

So far Malawi has over three thousand cases with over 100 deaths. In the last 5 days deaths are increasing at average of close to 7 a day.

When people heard that the president was going to address the nation on his weekly empty updates, they had hopes that he will outline the new strategy to tackle the disease that is causing havoc around the globe. To people’s disappointment, he came and threatened of more and more arrests and said nothing about Covid-19 that is claiming lives!

Here is a leader who can fire his Principal Secretary at press briefing who is an expert in health matters for political reason at the time the country is facing a spike in the pandemic.

Just as president Chakwera has abandoned the responsibilities that previously were expected of the office, his entire  cabinet too has no clue on what to do in their ministries; instead every minister is talking like a police officer or anti-corruption bureau officer and mostly relies on social media propagandas to threaten the nation that they will effect more arrests which most likely in the near future cost Malawians their tax in compensations due to lack of evidence.

But Dr Chakwera must be reminded that the oath office he took was to protect the people of Malawi from such diseases.

 Malawians want to hear their President talking of ventilators in hospitals, masks, and other remedies that will caution the vulnerable from the pandemic.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are the writer’s and do not reflect the views of The Maravi Post or Publisher.

The Maravi Post has over one billion views since its inception in December of 2009. Viewed in over 100 countries Follow US: Twitter @maravipost Facebook Page : maravipost Instagram: maravipost    
Maravi Post Reporter
Maravi Post Reporter
Op-Ed Columnists, Opinion contributors and one submissions are posted under this Author. In our By-lines we still give Credit to the right Author. However we stand by all reports posted by Maravi Post Reporter.

Most Popular

Recent Comments

The History of online Casinos – Agora Poker – hao029 on The History of online Casinos
Five factors that will determine #NigeriaDecides2023 - NEWSCABAL on Leadership Is Difficult Because Governance Is Very Stubborn, By Owei Lakemfa
Asal Usul Texas Holdem Poker – Agora Poker – hao029 on The Origins of Texas Holdem Poker
Malawi has asked Mike Tyson to be its cannabis ambassador - Techio on Malawi lawmaker Chomanika against Mike Tyson’s appointment as Cannabis Brand Ambassador over sex offence
Finley Mbella on Brand Chakwera leaks Part 1
Maria Eduarda Bernardo on The 2021 Guide to Trading Forex Online
Atsogo Kemso, Political Foot Soldier on Why MCP and UTM Alliance Will Fail
Em. Prof. Willem Van Cotthem - Ghent University, Belgium on Malawi army, National bank cover Chilumba barrack with trees
Christopher Murdock on Why dating older woman is dangerous?
Samantha The Hammer on Why dating older woman is dangerous?
Muhindo Isevahani on The Cold War Against TB Joshua
JCON/SCOAN/BKN(888/8885/8808) on The Cold War Against TB Joshua
Keen Observer on Jesse Kabwila, Then and Now
Francesco Sinibaldi on Advertising in 2020 and beyond