Itsanana to get in touch with you through this column. I know that being the first citizen, you have a crammed diary and there are many important issues to attend, but I am hoping you will spare a minute or so to go through this letter.
Belated congratulations to you and Vice-President Saulos Chilima on your victory in the June 23 fresh presidential election. I wish you well in your challenging task of running affairs of the State.
The last time we spoke was way back when you resigned as board chairperson for Malawi National Council of Sports. To me, it came as a big relief, Your Excellency, because it was always a challenge grasping what you were saying during interviews because of your American accent.
Without beating about the bush, I am sure that having a sports background, you know most of the challenges that sport faces, including meagre funding and lack of infrastructure. Hopefully, that will be taken care of in the five areas that your Tonse government plans to prioritise in the development of sport.
But perhaps the other crucial area that you might also consider prioritising is an incentive for those that sponsor sport such as tax waiver and, of course, setting proper development structures at all levels.
Having said that, I wish you and your government all the best.
On a lighter moment, I hope I will get an invitation to State House one of these days for a chat. If that happens, I hope that I will not be mistaken for a rasta because of my dreadlocks as was the case during Adadi’s tenure last year when I was served with four boiled irish potatoes and a handful of zitheba as others were enjoying a sumptuous meaty meal.
One other thing, Your Excellency, when a vacancy for a personal bodyguard pops up, please give me a shout. I hear it goes with lots of benefits.
By the way, congratulations on your team, Arsenal’s FA Cup final triumph over my Chelsea. Who said a man of God can’t get blessed with a shot of tequila? I will bring you one when I come over, if not then surely vinyo. Stay blessed Your Excellency. Regards, Garry .C Glory be to God.