Governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary general, I would not blame Malawi Police Service (MPS) officers for aiding vendors involved in illegal buying and selling of maize sourced from Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) depots without concrete evidence.
If I were my man Ecklen, I would realise that the involvement of vendors in such acts is not a secret and to implicate the police when I do not even have facts is unfortunate.
How I wish I were the DPP SG, because I would realise that by implicating the police, I am eroding people’s trust in the law enforcers and indeed, just scratching the issue on the surface.
Oh yes, if I were bwana Kudontoni, I would appreciate that many stakeholders will be blamed for the mishap, but the bottom line is that unless proper logistics are put in place by government-which is being led by my party-the situation will not improve; hence, the blame game will continue.
I would also appreciate that if the supply of the grain in Admarc markets and selling points were adequate, there would be no such problems.
That is if I were one Ecklen Kudontoni, but unfortunately I am not the secretary general of the ruling party. n