Just like me, the Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Henry Mussa, popularly known as ‘Mtengo wa Minga’, is young at heart.
He is into the world of flashy and glitzy jewellery and oftentimes like an African-American hip-hop or R n’ B star such as Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Kanye West, he wears fancy necklaces wrist watches.
Appearing in Parliament a couple of months ago with his arm in a plaster of Paris, his explanation was that he got injured in a social football match. I did not believe his story, I still suspect he got injured while imitating Brown’s dancing antics.
But of late, I have noted that Mtengo wa Minga has been spotting a necklace that has long lost its colour which does not befit a person of his status. And owing to the good job that he did recently, I plan to give the minister one of my expensive Le Vian’s chocolate diamond necklace.
Oh yes, convincing his finance colleague Goodall Gondwe to provide funding for Flames’ participation in both 2018 Championship of African Nations (Chan) and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers, surely it wasn’t an easy feat.
And to add extra spice, Mtengo wa Minga hit a double last week when he convinced TNM to reconsider its decision to withdraw the Super League sponsorship. For that, your honour, you will get that bling-bling.
That is what we expect from Cabinet ministers and not just claiming allowances through familiarisation tours, majekete ali yambakata-yambakata. Oh yes, you did it to perfection Henry. If you don’t mind let’s link up later so that I can buy you one Pasomanje or Pa Sitting Room. Uloliwe, uloliwe wayidudula, neng’esiza hah! (Oh yes, the train is pushing). Glory be to God.