At the moment, political parties in the country are busy stock-taking and realigning themselves in readiness for 2019 elections. Once again, there is talk of party manifestos, which spell out their visions as they strategise to win seats in Parliament and councils. Basically, all party manifestos are similar since they talk about developing the country.…

Due to the numerous problems that Malawians are facing under the Peter Mutharika administration, it can easily be concluded that the leadership has failed.  In fact the government seems to have thrown in a tower and no longer cares to come up with solutions to the suffering. Instead, the government and the ruling party completely…

It is undeniable that indeed corruption has denied the people of Malawi meaningful progress. It is also sad that some donors have been pulling out their aid because of corruption. The latest donor to jilt our government is the Millennium Challenge Account(MCA). Surprisingly, sometimes the government proudly says it is happy to have run the…

It is undeniable that Malawians have faced more problems under DPP-led governments than any other government in democratic Malawi. In fact, the Peter Mutharika administration seems to be the worst of them all.  There is no accountability in government, since those in positions of power tend to think that they are not answerable to anyone. …

Malawi, as a country, is guided by laws which make up the Malawi Constitution, which is popularly known as the supreme law of the land. The Constitution is expected to pass the test of time. However, some sections can change if the people of Malawi find it necessary. For example, in 1993, when Malawians voted…

It is typical of any failed government in Africa not to accept blame for its failures.  Instead, they blame their predecessors. In some situations, they even go as far back as blaming the colonialists who left the continent more than 50 years ago; and yet they are said to be the cause of current failed…

Malawi is a democracy. By definition, democracy is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. The Peter Mutharika government might be that of the people and by the people, but very doubtful if it is for the people. Reasons to support the doubt are many. The question that whether or…

Every political party in Malawi and, probably, in other countries as well, has a manifesto which, among other things, stipulates all the party promises, especially given a chance to rule. Basically, all manifestos speak similar things about improving all sectors of development in a country. They also seem to carry a view that people reading…

There was a big reason why Malawians were desperately looking forward to a quick return of President Peter Mutharika from United States of America, where he went to attend and address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). It so happened that during his absence a number of things happened which needed his urgent attention and…

As 2019, the year of elections in Malawi draws near, political campaigns are heating up as people realign themselves on positions of their choice.  However, President Peter Mutharika and his government should be reminded that apart from the campaigning, they still have a job to do—running this country.  Therefore, they should not just spend more…

When President Mutharika addressed the recent United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting in United States of America he emphasised on his wish to empower youths in Malawi. As most Malawians know, youth empowerment is not a new ideology. It is an old song sung by every government which has been in power since independence in…

Experience has shown that Malawi has had its fare share of natural disasters, such as floods and drought.  Without doubt, it is such disasters, which forced government to form a department of disaster preparedness.  This comes handy when disasters, which are emergencies, strike.  If there is need to appeal to foreign governments and donors, government…

One of the things that most Malawians expected to come out of a multiparty democracy is successive successful government with ever-growing economy.  Unfortunately, this has not been the case.  Instead, governments after governments have been coming up with their own lame excuses as to why Malawi is not making any progress.  What is deliberately not…

As every Malawian knows, the fight for democracy in 1992/93 was to have freedom, including freedom of choice by having multiparty democracy.  As it were, in a multiparty political system people are free to participate in the affairs of their country and this includes being President of Malawi.  Even the Malawi Constitution allows this and…

It goes without saying that Malawians are facing a lot of problems ranging from poor service delivery to low education standards and above all is the stagnant economy. These situations mentioned here and many more out there are not exaggerated at all. The proof is life of the majority of Malawians who are permanently poor…