Malawi needs resurrection not Kachali
Mdzukulu, Malawi needs some creative destruction and removal, through permissible and better ways possible, of second-hand politicians tumour – the tumour that has flooded the country with politicians that, for decades, have failed to satisfy the public current needs, much less cannot satisfy the public future needs – for the country to make any headway with any development agenda it aspires to.
You will agree with me, Mdzukulu, that the country has failed to register any meaningful development both politically and economically in the past two decades because the country’s heads of state have not employed its resources for that end but have been used for the greater development of themselves and few cronies: flatterers and opportunists.
Without encyclopaedic knowledge, one recognises this has been a continuing custom in the multiparty era.
In fact, mdzukulu, the yoke of mediocrity hangs heavy over our nation, sinking it and suffocating it, with each passing day because the leadership is full of it.
A twenty-three year courtship with mediocrity has brought us to the edge of the abyss of cluelessness and an embrace of Khumbo Kachali and Freedom Party will no doubt be an until-death marriage with the conjugal rewards of the extremes of dearth of a reasoned existence for our nation.
An apology by the former vice-president for a Chichewa equivalent of ‘ndimayenda pakhomo pa amanu?’ is a vindication of what I am saying and a tacit admission by Kachali that he falls far short of meeting the requirements for ascendancy to the high office.
In short, Malawi does not need his party at all.
Mdzukulu, we have for over two decades failed to crystallise visionary and servant leadership and a serious long-term national development blueprint that can bring some semblance of order and continuity in our state of affairs and, for example, a springboard for attaining the much talked-about middle-income economy.
Though many factors account for this particular and dreadful situation but the opportunists, thick with their lack of ethical leadership and integrity, are at the centre of it.
The opportunists have no scintilla of principles. No question, for the past decades, almost all of them have changed party colours and leadership praise-singing without disgrace, taking selfish advantage of circumstances with no regard of the consequences for the masses.
Kachali and his party merely reminds us of the country’s opportunistic politicians that have no scintilla of principles. No question, for the past decades, almost all of them have changed party colours and leadership praise-singing without disgrace, taking selfish advantage of circumstances with no regard of the consequences for the masses.
You would need to have a detergent-washed brain mdzukulu to believe that Kachali and Freedom Party could translate into the transformation of the national economy and improvement of people lives.
Now I am convinced, mdzukulu, a move to permanently consign to the graveyard mediocrity – with all the national evils associated with it – that has served only to thwart our reasoned existence cannot come quickly enough.
We need some serious transformative or restorative rebirth in how we perceive leadership.
And creative destruction is where an existing way of doing things paves way to a new, more productive and efficient way that satisfies desired needs such as ‘ntenga-tenga ndi ntokoma’ giving way to the various more efficient modes of transport or ‘kusinja ndi ntondo’ giving way to all manner of more efficient mechanised milling notwithstanding the nostalgia that some may still have for the old ways of doing things.
Unfortunately or fortunately, mdzukulu, mediocrity is only amenable to ‘creative destruction’ – and not restorative rebirth: a development that makes Kachali and Freedom Party certainly not material for any transformative rebirth of the country.
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