Mr President, echoes of voices of discontent ring from all directions.
Discontent does not imply that you are doing nothing,but Malawians expect more from you. They want an accelerated march to the Promised Land.
The pangs of poverty, nepotism, corruption, favoritism and socio-economic disparities have choked Malawians, who now wish they were left in Egypt.
Mr President, your slowness to clear the rubble is a cause of despair almost two years of the journey to Canaan. Many Malawians feel the road is bumpy. The hope and vision of reaching the dreamland is fading.
Your Excellency, as a steward of the nation, you may need to remind the sojourners how far they have to walk with you to get there and the huddles that lie ahead. Clear, Malawians are ready to walk extra miles to Canaan.
In construction a firm foundation sits on a firm footing. It may seem a waste of resources and time, but a solid base determines the durability of the super structure and it can take loads of time and resources.
I hope that you are putting a strong foundation for Malawi’s socio-economic development, but communicating what this process entails will reduce discontent.
Mr President, in many gatherings, Malawians have a grumpy feeling about your sluggishness, but it is gratifying that all the hope is not lost. Certainly, Malawians do not want to return to Egypt.
However, frustration and anger are mounting as progress remains slow.
The road to Canaan will remain winding and rugged unless you demonstrate to them that they are not lost in a hazy labyrinth. Show the nation that Canaan is within sight.
Mr President, your promises to lift Malawians from economic doldrums and create wealth for all keep ringing in the ears of Malawians. You gave them hope to brave the hardships for a better tomorrow for everyone. Time to deliver is now.
Presently, all is not well, but Malawians look up to you to provide solutions. Soon after your ascendancy, you promised to conduct regular assessment of your Cabinet against the agreed indicators. This has not happened till today, but Malawians are the best judges.
As the best judges, they know how some of your ministers grossly underperformed before you restructured your Cabinet recently.
Mr President, it has become apparent that some people you entrusted with ministerial positions were not only underqualified for the lofty service to the nation, but also incapable to do the work.
Even with the somehow rearranged Cabinet in place, Mr President, always remember that ministerial underperformances have negative repercussions on your development agenda. If ministers derail your agenda or depart from what you promised Malawians, do not delay to reshuffle Cabinet.
Mr President, a passenger vehicle requires regular services. Replacing worn-out parts helps sustain optimal engine performance.
Currently, strategic sectors, including education, health, agriculture industry and transport, are not up to standard. This frustrates aspirations for a better Malawi.
Smallholder farmers are failing to sell their surplus produce to Admarc because the systems have been twisted to favour traders who reap where they did not sow.
Among others, continued unemployment, substandard education, shortage of essential drugs in hospitals, resurgent corrupt practices in government and skyrocketing cost of living remain sticky issues that need your action.
Mr President, arise and show us that the talk about Canaan was not a lie. Clear the rubble on our way.