I came to know British High Commissioner Michael Nevin in the early 2000s. That time he was working for the British High Commission in Lilongwe as Secretary for Chancery (Political, Press and Public Affairs). That time, I was a reporter on the current affairs desk at Nation Publications Limited (NPL) based in Blantyre. We knew…

  Malawi gained independence from Britain on July 6 1964. This Saturday, July 6, we will be celebrating 49 years of political independence. I am underlining ‘political independence’ because, somehow, on the economic side, we are yet to be independent if the dependence on development partners to finance our budgets-both development and recurrent expenditures—is anything…

  This is interesting! From the look of things, on the one hand, the State is giving us the picture that it wants to discharge some services as a business venture, asking consumers to pay for the full cost, so to speak. But, on the other hand, the same State is investing billions of kwacha,…