To the Chief Secretary of Government,
In his recent address to the nation, His Excellency, president Peter Mutharika directed us, Malawian citizens, to write your office and express our pain as well as ideas on how you could possibly run our government. So, here goes.
I would like to first thank president Mutharika for this invitation. I am cringing as I write this because no citizen ever has to thank his president for simply saying what should ordinarily come standard with the job of his nature. But these are no ordinary times and our standards – for the office of the president and the nation at large – have never sunk any lower.
Sir, to find president Mutharika’s address and subsequent call for ideas refreshing, one need has to go through a painful thought process in which only your sense of patriotism is enough to make you believe, hope and look ahead. Anything less than this is nothing short of provocation from a government that, with respect, is out of its depth. All of this was evident in Mutharika’s demeanour as he addressed the nation, desperately trying to sound calm and project the image of a man in charge. Read More