It is a known fact that there is massive land buying going on across the country by foreigners. This is particularly true of the customary land. Corruption involving land management makes it even worse. Unless we restrict land ownership to Malawians, we risk creating a nation whose citizens do not own any piece of land.…

    It is a known fact that there is massive land buying going on across the country by foreigners. This is particularly true of the customary land. Corruption involving land management makes it even worse. Unless we restrict land ownership to Malawian citizens, we risk creating a nation whose citizens do not own any…

It is a known fact that there is massive land buying going on across the country by foreigners. This is particularly true of the customary land. Corruption involving land management makes it even worse. Unless we restrict land ownership to Malawian citizens, we risk creating a nation whose citizens do not own any piece of…

The money poured into the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (Fisp) are actually subsiding jobs of fertiliser manufacturing companies outside Malawi. In case you wonder, why unemployment remains high. This is one of the explanations. Every time we import fertiliser using taxpayer funds, we kill a job in our country or stop one being created and…

How many billions of taxpayer funds have we lost since 1994? Until wheels of justice start moving, any development plan is an exercise in futility. Each one of us has a figure of billions that are lost through fraud and theft. Theft of public funds has become a hobby. Some people should even have it…

How many billions of taxpayer funds have we lost since 1994? Until wheels of justice start moving, any development plan is an exercise in futility. Each one of us has a figure of billions that are lost through fraud and theft. Theft of public funds has become a hobby. Some people should even have it…

Scholar Lewis had his take on stages of development or better, growth. The statistics are, however, worrying and do not paint that picture any dreamer wishes for. Neither do sentiments nor the psyche give you a feeling that the conditions of a take-off are close by. The only positive thing one feels is that we…

There is one thing about corruption that is often ignored. It suppresses creativity, forces honest players in business and the economy as whole to ignore rules. Uncontrolled, corruption has many multiplier effects that often lead nations stuck in a perpetual cycle of poverty and underdevelopment. Once it becomes a norm or a way of life,…

Scholar Lewis had his take on stages of development or better, growth. The statistics are, however, worrying and do not paint that picture any dreamer wishes for. Neither do sentiments nor the psyche gives you a feeling that the conditions of a take-off are close by. The only positive thing one feels is that we…

Unemployment statistics are hard to come by in this country, but a critical look at some data shows we have a huge a crisis. Either we fix the problem of lack of jobs for our young citizens, the future doesn’t look good. We will continue to have a number of idle young men and women…

It is a mythical folktale in the Ngonde Kingdom that has baffled me for years. Despite living among them, learning and speaking the language, I never really bear witness to any person that had the so called ‘Mbungulu’. The average reader might not know what ‘Mbungulu’ is all about. Maybe even myself though writing about…

Former Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chariperson Justice Maxon Mbendera (deceased) in declaring winners of the last elections made one critical public finance call. That those elected to lead us should make sure our taxes are protected and invested in activities that will improve the quality of life for all Malawians. I thought we should continue…

There is one thing about corruption that is often ignored. It suppresses creativity, forces honest players in business and the economy as whole to ignore rules. Uncontrolled, it has a lot of multiplier effects that often lead nations stuck in a perpetual cycle of poverty and underdevelopment. Once it becomes a norm or a way…