Dear judge Mbadwa,
My lord, I want to submit that when I declared that the country had embraced Sienta economics, I did not envisage that the country would slide down so fast to implement kabaza politics where the leaders are dangerously carrying us along without safety helmets.
Of course, a friend put it to me that I was too fair on Nyasaland when I labelled it a Sienta economy, because everything else is being done the kabaza way in the country these days.
You might have noticed that Sientas that were in fashion are being outnumbered by the kabazas and, surely, that explains the development path the country is taking and the ambition the citizens have.
It is not by sheer chance, My Lord, that we are slowly graduating from a Sienta economy into a kabaza nation. When minibuses were being replaced by Sientas, we called it progression, but in a country where the authorities—from both civil society and government—manage by impulse, it was characteristic of the politics we run and the economy we manage.
But, my Lord, seeing kabaza motorcyclists dangerously careening in our highways without regard to traffic rules and regulations, you reckon that they should be getting inspiration from all leaders of society whose lackadaisical approach to any business mirror the behaviour of kabaza motorcyclists.
Leaders in government and civil society are behaving like kabaza daredevils, smashing at will the visions of their organisations or even companies with their carefree attitude.
I plan to apply to your court that you should officially declare that this country is running a kabaza economy for political expedience.
Not that the Sientas and kabazas are bad news in themselves but when every Jim and Jack starts thinking Sienta and kabaza, the result is chaos in a country where anything goes as long as it is supported by the establishment.
kabaza economics is not futuristic as manifested by the chaotic manner most drivers maneuver on the roads to beat targets. Sienta and kabaza motorists don’t care about following traffic regulations and road signs in the same manner our budget is formulated without specifically answering to the Nyasaland Growth and Development Strategy or answering to Agenda 2063.
It is an economy that answers to the demands of the mob not the population.
I have had enough of this kabaza strategy, but your court can help us to change the way we operate.