One concerned citizen from the North who has been living in exile, Pastor Charles Ben Longwe, says Malawi is slowly changing to a better country for every citizen, but this change is a process and cannot come overnight.
Pastor Longwe says he has been impressed with the servant leadership of Minister of Homeland Security, Hon. Richard Chimwendo Banda, for always responding to Malawians in a very timely need through phone calls, WhatsApp, and Facebook page, saying this is a clear demonstration that Ministers are employed by the people of Malawi and not the President.
He said Hon. Chimwendo Banda and Hon. Gospel Kazako, Minister of Information, are better examples of Ministers who responds to public concerns through various information channels unlike other Ministers who have switched off their phones and closed their ears that everything is good, satisfied that they are Ministers forgetting the citizens that employed them.
The citizen has advised President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and his Vice, Dr. Saulosi Chilima to read social media and WhatsApp messages saying beside carrying misleading information at times, they contain public concerns which demand urgent attention for the country to move.
He also praised President Dr. Chakwera for encouraging senior Government officials to be busy in their offices rather than accompanying him to wherever he is going as this is draining tax payers’ money and that the presidential convoy should not block motorists and tourists for more than 15 minutes, appealing to all Malawians of goodwill to support the president.
Pastor Longwe also thanked Minister of Tourism and Culture, Dr. Michael Usi, for having a good vision for Malawi following his interview with MBC Television that the country will create more jobs saying in well developed countries, Ministers, MPs, Doctors and Professors are artists on stage acting showing their talent saying Malawi can borrow a leaf if it is ready to change.
On arrests and re-arrests of suspects, Pastor Longwe has advised Government to arrest people regardless of being their members and friends or party financiers or opposition saying this enhances unity, cooperation and transparency.
Longwe greatly impressed with Chimwendo
However, on a sad note, Pastor Longwe said he has noted with a great concern that tobacco farmers have gone home without meeting their targets due to poor pricing at the Auction floors, that hunger continues to affect many households in Malawi and buying maize from vendors as ADMARC do not have in stock the commodity.
He has since advised Government to do all that it can to alleviate the suffering of the people by making sure that maize and fertilizer are available in all ADMARC Depots and selling points for the situation to normalize as Malawians are hard workers in the fields, hence no need for them to starve.
By Vincent Gunde