Minister of Sports and Culture, I would have avoided the humiliating boos and jeers I suffered during the Gonapamuhanya Cultural Festival at Bolero in Rumphi on Saturday by digressing from my speech to find fault in Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya’s remarks.
Yes, much as I am supposed to play the ‘good girl’ role to my boss President Peter Mutharika so that I protect my ‘mpando wonona’, I would realise that it was wrong for me to assume that the Speaker’s call to urge leaders against ranting and insulting their people was general and not directly aimed at Mutharika and that is why he even mentioned Chief Chikulamayembe.
In fact, if I were the minister, I would realise that it is actually me who is trying to connect the Speaker’s remarks to Mutharika because it is no secret that it was the President who banged tables during the press conference he addressed recently.
Oh yes, if I were the woman who calls herself ‘Obama’, I would realise that such taunts as ‘khala waka pasi’ (sit down) and ‘jala pa mlomo’ shut up) could have been easily avoided had been firm enough to stick to what I went there for.
That is of course, if I were Grace Chiumia, unfortunately I am not the lady ‘Obama’.