I would take time and reflect on what fellow legislator for Blantyre City South Noel Lipipa posted on his Facebook page that we should prioritise the needs of the citizenry other than our own.
As we head towards the end of the year, I would seriously consider, if I were an MP, putting the interests of the people above mine because that is what servant-leadership is all about.
Oh yes, as rightly put by Lipipa, I would appreciate that it is inconsiderate and unfair to fatten our wallets with doubled monthly allowances when the common man is wallowing in extreme poverty.
If I were an MP, I would feel ashamed that I was able to push for my salary increment when my constituents, who I represent, remain stagnant.
Yes, while a parliamentarian is entitled to a luxurious lifestyle that often goes with posh vehicles, I would also spare a thought for the poor in the villages.
I would appreciate that all this is happening at a time when the country is battling a severe economic squeeze.
Unfortunately, I am not one of the honourable MPs.