Governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor for the South, I would not boast about my party’s move to subsidise alcohol prices at a youth festival in Blantyre.
If the move was conceived to counter the re-launch of the United Transformation Movement (UTM) in the Southern Region, then it is a clear sign of kutha mapulani (cluelessness) in the governing party.
Oh yes, if I were the vocal Charlie, I would appreciate that the picture being portrayed is that DPP is losing its sleep (kutenthedwa) with the momentum the movement is gaining, but surely the solution is not offering free booze to the youth.
How I wish I were Chikuni cha Utsi, because I would realise that my party could have best used the funds to introduce loans to enable the youth start small-scale businesses or, indeed buy medical drugs for needy public hospitals—for alcohol impairs consumers’ thinking.
That is if I were the DPP outspoken regional governor for the South alternatively known as Chikuni cha Utsi, but I am not him!