Led by our indefatigable leader of delegation, Ngwazi Prof. Dr Joyce Befu, we travelled to Kasungu to witness, not observe or monitor, the local government elections in the Matenje Ward where five candidates, if we are not mistaken, from the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), the Democratic People’s Party (DPP), Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD) and…

We are still in Salima but this time attending a workshop on participatory public expenditure tracking to ensure that the money Joseph Mwanamvekha has planned to source and spend in the 2019-2020 fiscal year is not abused.  Our workshop lead facilitator, Professor Xenophobia Apartheid, is from South Africa.  His brief biography circulated together with the…

Sometime in June this year, the media, public, private and social, reported that the Malawi government has dedicated K120 billion to rehabilitate part of the M5, officially known as the Kamuzu  Great Lakeshore Road, from Kaphatenga in Salima to Mzuzu in Nkhata Bay.  In case some did not know, the Kamuzu Great Lakeshore or M5,…

Sometime in June this year, the media, public, private and social, reported that the Malawi government has dedicated K120 billion to rehabilitate part of the M5, officially known as the Kamuzu  Great Lakeshore Road, from Kaphatenga in Salima to Mzuzu in Nkhata Bay.  In case some did not know, the Kamuzu Great Lakeshore or M5,…

Niccolo Machiavelli. Louis Althuser. Walt Whitman. What do they have in common?  Universally and time-boundless political philosophy and social analysis. Although born at different times and in different places, these three philosophical giants examined and correctly theorised about leadership and how dictators maintain themselves in power. Here is how. Nicolo Machiavelli was an Italian diplomat…

Professor Dr Joyce Befu, Alhajj Mufti Jean-Phiippe LePoisson, SC (RTD), Nganga Maigwagwa, PSC (RTD) and I, Malawi’s only Mohashoi, are still in Salima.  We came here last week, unannounced, to enjoy the mpasa fish grilled on hot charcoal from Thuma forest.   We particularly like one restaurant at Kamuzu Road Turn Off that serves fried rice…

The recent apology tendered by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development relating to Tractorgate, though half-hearted and full of lies, is welcome and serves as a good example of what happens when three pillars of democracy—the media, rights watchdogs, courts and Parliament—unite to serve the people and fight corruption and ineptness in the…

For two long days, Thursday and Friday, last week, Professor Dr. Abiti Joyce Befu, Alhaj Mufti Jean-Philippe LePoisson, SC (RTD), Nganga Maigwaigwa, PSC (RTD) and I, Malawi’s first and last Mohashoi, heeded the call of the self-proclaimed 1992 demonstrator-in-chief and civil society leaders to fearlessly join the many disgruntled men, women and youths who marched…

We are back from Chikoko Village, where we enjoyed the sunshine. We are back essentially because we do not like police sirens and convoys. To us a siren is a sign of danger. And to see old people playing around with signs of dangers, like toys, irks us.  So, we are back. Let them have…

We are back from Chikoko Village, where we enjoyed the sunshine. We are back essentially because we do not like police sirens and convoys. To us a siren is a sign of danger. And to see old people playing around with signs of dangers, like toys, irks us.  So, we are back. Let them have…

This week we are in Monkey Bay, Mangochi, to celebrate at Chikoko Village, the retirement of the Most Paramount Native Authority Mandela. Those who care will remember that Alhaj Jean-Philippe LePoisson, SC (RTD) and I, the Mohashoi, met and recruited the Most Paramount Native Authority Mandela alongside a PTC till operator, the lady who is…

This week we are in Monkey Bay, Mangochi, to celebrate at Chikoko Village, the retirement of the Most Paramount Native Authority Mandela. Those who care will remember that Alhaj Jean-Philippe LePoisson, SC (RTD) and I, the Mohashoi,  met and recruited the Most Paramount Native Authority Mandela alongside a PTC till operator, the lady who is…

Professor Dr Abiti Joyce Befu and us, members of her delegation, agree with President Peter Arthur Mutharika (PAM) that the election is over. The fighting is over.  Life must go on.  After all, as Evison Matafale sings, in a democracy there are no losers since both camps take their seats in the parliament to run…

We promised sometime back that we would camp at Nsipe in Mangoni or Kabudula in the Republic of Lilongwe soon after voting for our preferred parliamentary, presidential and ward council candidates because, as Felix Mnthali writes in When Sunset Comes to Sapitwa, Nsipians and Kabudulans strongly believe their time has come and nobody can stop…

As we promised, Professor Dr Joyce Befu, MG 66 and MEGA-1; Nganga Maigwaigwa, PSC (RTD), the Most Paramount Native Authority Mukeme Mandela; Alhajj Mufti Jean-Philippe LePoisson, PSC (RTD), and I, the Mohashoi, are still here in the City of Zomba, the former capital of Nyasaland and Malawi, the home of the feared Chancellor College and…

We have suspended our intention to publish the list of five public institutions that failed us most in 2018 to comment on some breaking news. It is not about that fake terrorism expert on Sabc who made an idiotic allegation connecting Malawians to Al Shabab nor is it about Chiradzulu, the district that produced John…

We have suspended our intention to publish the list of five public institutions that failed us most in 2018 to comment on some breaking news. It is not about that fake terrorism expert on SABC who made an idiotic allegation connecting Malawians to Al Shabab nor is it about Chiradzulu, the district that produced John…

One or two weeks ago we were in Lilongwe principally to attend the launch of the Malawi Cultural Heritage Association (Macha) whose aim really is to package Malawi culture and offer it to attract potential tourists.  The only thing missing in the packaging is that we want tourists to come to us instead of us…

On behalf of the people of Salima, Nkhota Kota, and Nkhata Bay and on our own behalf we write to apply for development in our districts. Firstly, we acknowledge that Salima hosts the Malawi Mangoes and Salima Sugar factories where lucky local Malawians are employed and eke out a living. We also acknowledge that Nkhota…