President of the Republic of Malawi, I would seriously consider slowing down on external travel which is draining taxpayersâ€™ money.
Yes, maâ€™am, while some of the trips are necessary in governmentâ€™s quest to turn the countryâ€™s ailing economy around, I would appreciate that some are needless.
How I wish I were JB, because I would realise that it is a mockery to continue outside travels at a time the country is battling a severe economic squeeze and when donors are urging me to consider reducing travelling as a cost-cutting measure.
I would appreciate, if I were my good â€˜ole maâ€™am, that it was wasteful to spend a whopping K308 million on a UN trip even if my government expenditure is better than what the late Bingu wa Mutharika used to spend on similar trips.
If I were the President, I would appreciate that my government cannot afford to be extravagant at this time when there is need to tighten its belt.
As a loving and caring mother and leader, I would seriously consider the need to cut down on excesses. That is, of course, if I were my good maâ€™am that is Joyce Mtila Banda. Unfortunately, I am not the President of the Republic of Malawi!