Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chief elections officer, I would feel ashamed that the electoral body is failing to pay 31 primary school teachers who were hired to monitor the 2004 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.
If I were Kalonga, I would surely appreciate that primary school teachers already struggle to make ends meet because their salaries are low and, therefore, it is unfair to frustrate them in such a way.
I would further appreciate, if I were the MEC CEO, that an institution like MEC is supposed to be estimable and such conduct is not good for its reputation.
How I wish I were the dude that is Willie, because I would realise that it is unfair and unfortunate when MEC is able to pay its commissioners and management huge amounts of allowances and yet fail to pay primary school teachers about K900 000 10 years down the line.
If I were Kalonga, I would dig deep in my heart and conduct some soul-searching on the issue to ensure that fairness prevails so that the teachers are given their dues—give unto Caasar what belongs to Caesar.
That is if only I were the MEC chief elections officer. Fortunately, I am not the dude that is Willie Kalonga.