Malawi has to learn from Tanzania, Rwanda


A Malawi Congress Party (MCP) staunch supporter of Mvera in Dowa district, Mr. Rodgers Kamphangala, has advised President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and his Vice, Dr. Saulosi Chilima, to borrow a leaf from what President of Tanzania, Mr. John Pombe Magufuli is considering of appointing only two Ministers in his government.

Magufuli is considering of having only two ministers, of Finance and Foreign Affairs with all Principal Secretaries to assist in serving the people in his second term of governing the country.

The development has irked politicians in Tanzania who are thinking that Magufuli has turned against them but the Tanzanian nationals have welcomed it as that will be part of government cut of expenditures as Ministers and Principal Secretaries juplicates their duties.

Magufuli, the most loved President in Tanzania has spent the first five years of his elections into power without going to London in a bid to build his country to look like London, and no wonder, he is a servant leader and does what the poor wants.

Kamphangala also advised Dr. Chakwera and Dr. Chilima to have a deliberate policy of appointing many women in senior government positions, Ministers and Members of Parliament [MPs], 60 percent women and 40 percent men, saying this will help Malawi attain meaningful development projects and improvement in its economy.

“We have had 90 percent men with 10 percent women in key government positions for the last 26 years of democracy, what has Malawi yielded, rampant corruption, looting of public funds and resources, lawlessness and endless poverty, let the country switch its focus to women, Rwanda is a shining example in Africa, doubling it as ‘’Half London Of Africa,’said Kamphangala.

He said out of 10 women, one is a thief, out of 10 men, 9 are thieves with one fearing the law and God commandments saying time has come for Malawi to borrow a leaf of what Magufuli is considering appointing only two ministers or 60 percent of MPs to be elected in 2025 be women or to continue singing the endless song fighting corruption while busy thieving from your government.

Kamphangala alleged that in the current Tonse government, Cashgate is still taking place as evidenced by revelations of State House and Crossroads Hotel saga and implications of the Minister and two State House officials, saying this alone is speaking volume that Malawi has a crop of thieves planted by the former governments and are holding high ranking positions.

He is reminding Dr. Chakwera and Dr. Chilima that if one is talking servant leadership, it is them who are holding the keys, urging them to fire all involved in the alleged malpractices and if investigations prove them not guilty, they will return to their work and Malawians will welcome them back.