I would realise, if I were the good professor, that what I said after meeting the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that Malawi cannot do without aid is contrary to my brotherâ€™s telling off of Western donors, who are currently withholding millions of dollars in general budget support.
If I were bwana Peter, I would take the initiative to tell my brother that whether he likes it or not, Malawi cannot do without donor aid.
I would ask my brother, otherwise known as the Ngwazi, to slow down and take advice on the matter.
If I were Peter Mutharika, I would pump some sense into my brother that budget support from traditional donorsâ€™ accounts for about 40 percent of the total national budget.
That is, of course, if I were the good man that is Peter. Unfortunately, I am not him!