There are other people who up to date don’t believe and realize that DPP, UDF and MCP regimes are no more – gone forever. The things that they were enjoying during that time will never come back no matter how much who enjoyed them most wish them to come back.
What we need to do now is to start looking to the future, not the past. The moment we start looking in the past we have to know that we will soon be heading that way.
It is not time that we should be standing in the streets saying during previous regimes things were Ok. No! That time is over and over because even we do it now nothing will change. The government changed and we have to accept it. Each government has its own strong and weak pints and it is you and I who will make our country prosper. Let’s stop looking where we have been and starting looking where we can be. It is said that your destiny is forward and never, never backward.
The past will always be as it was. You can’t change it no matter how clever you are. There is a good future with the current regime. We have started seeing it since President Joyce Banda ascended to power on April 7, 2012 after the demise of Late President Bingu wa Mutharika (May his soul rest in peace). “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” (Carl Bard)
Let’s work together with the current President if we want our country to prosper. Let’s give her constructive criticisms where necessarily. However, dialectical method should be applied when offering such criticisms. Criticisms should not be dogmatic and metaphysical approach should not be used. Let’s bring convincing arguments.
Let’s see success where other see only failures as those who see only failure never have peace of mind in their lives.
I normally and will not agree that the President took over the reign if power by accident – it s Allah who wanted her to be there and nobody can nuliify Allah’s plan. He is all knower and He knew what He was doing. Therefore, accusing the President in order to achieve our ulterior motives, it is not only an insult to her but also a betrayal to Allah subhnahu watallah. I am inspired by His verse in Quran in Surat Yaseen where it says ‘When Allah say be! And it is’. Nobody can dispute that.
So, let’s forget about the past and live by what Hubert Humphrey said: “The good old days were never that good, believe men. The good new days are today, and better days are coming tomorrow. Or greatest songs are still unsung.”
Honourable folks, there is great possibility of the Joyce Banda’s regime doing better than the previous ones and it should be expected to achieve what all previous governments have never achieved, if not so, then there is no reason to exist. JB should prove that a woman can also perform wonders by performing better than Kamuzu Banda, Bakili Muluzi and late President Bingu wa Mutharika.
However, it is also our duty as citizens of this country to give all our support to the President and People’s Party to do better than her counterparts.
It is for this reason why I say let’s forget about the past. Let’s take advice from Laura Palmer who said:” Do not waste today regretting yesterday instead of making a memory for tomorrow.” Our past doesn’t equal future therefore we have to know that whatever we might have enjoyed in the past, will never come back.
Whether you believe it or not, it is indeed a reality. The government has changed. Things have changed, are changing and will continue to change. Let’s accept the change because if we don’t want to accept changes that are happening in our country, we will remain behind. We will be blind like those who compare the past with present forgetting what they are supposed to do today in order to have a better future.
And whether one likes it or not – the signs are there. The country is changing. We can see the light. We are moving forward.
As a leader, the President should also not forget how and why she is there. Being in such office, it is Allah’s will and she must have great relationships with her followers in order to maintain her respect and loyalty because part of being a great leader is not just your ability to reveal yourself as a great person, but to inspire greatness in others.
“And we raise some of them above others in ranks so that some may command work from others. But the mercy of your Lord is better that the (wealth) which they amass.” (Holy Quran 43:32).
My request to the President is that she should be a leader who perceives clear goals of the whole nation not only in terms of the interests of her political party.
Criticisms will be there flowing. What she needs to do is to weigh them and be able to accept those that are constructive, as highly successful leaders share the trait of being disciplined and able to consistently take steps to move them closer to their goals.
The first Caliph of Muslims, Abu Bakr Siddique is well known not only for his heroics but also for the famous sermon that he gave out immediately after he was installed to lead the Ummah. This is an abstract of what he said:
“O People! Even though I am not the best of you, I have been given the responsibility of ruling you… If I do well, assist me and if I deviate, straighten me out…! Obey me for as long as I obey Allah but if I disobey Allah or His Prophet, you owe me no obedience…! I am human, so make allowance for me.” (Kanzul Umma III 130-135).
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