Category: Politics

As Malawi votes

As Malawi votes

As Malawi inches closer to the 2009 general elections focus is being turned towards who will and can stand. The most contentious issue remains the candidacy of former president Bakili Muluzi. Parliamentary aspirants also continue to battle it out in...

Get serious Muluzi!

Get serious Muluzi!

Over the past three years since leaving the presidency, Bakili Muluzi has frequently made headline news, too many times for no good reason. Recently he spoke in his home district saying he would like to remove Bingu from his seat...

Symptoms of insanity

Symptoms of insanity

There is a saying that when you see a person carrying pot and pans around a village, that person is on the verge of going mad. And there is no better way to explain the former presidents behaviour other than...

Politicians, licence fees and Macra

Politicians, licence fees and Macra

There has been general discontent in the ICT industry about high fees that the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) charge. In yesterdays Nation newspaper, I read an article to the effect that MIJ Radio was asking Macra to reduce radio...

End the stupidity

End the stupidity

Yesterday saw the stakes being raised in the current ‘political madness’, as Zodiak Radio is calling it. Two people, calling themselves representatives of the people, sought and were granted a court injunction preventing parliament from meeting and discussing the budget....

Since MP’s ‘think’ like their leaders…

Since MP’s ‘think’ like their leaders…

Oops, sorry. Members of Parliament don’t think, at least the majority don’t. They are dictated to by their leaders. They have to tow the line of the leader. So if this is the case, why does MCP have to have...

Risking it all

Risking it all

As the Sec. 65/ Budget wrangle continues to rear it’s ugly head, questions are being asked where this whole comedy gone bad will take us. The country is being held at ransom by politicians who’s egos are apparently and unfortunately...

(Pleasant) Surprises

(Pleasant) Surprises

The last weekend pulled up two surprises Surprise 1 – Embattled vice president Cassim Chilumpha pulled one when he attended this years Independence Celebrations. During the first lady’s funeral last month, there were plenty calls for renewed unity among politicians...

Jungle Savages

Jungle Savages

Last night I was shocked to hear the language used in our Parliament. One legislator was overheard shouting ‘Eh, agalu inu mukuti chani?’ (Hey, you dogs, what are you saying?). It is believed the same legislator was then overheard shouting...

Who are the real Saboteurs?

Who are the real Saboteurs?

Parliament has been suspended again. What a shame! Our politicians fail the see the writing on the wall that the people want them to put differences behind them for the common good of the country. Both camps have been pointing...