Nsanje Lalanje at Balaka Chibuku Tavern would like to inform coordinators that during an extra-ordinary meeting that took place in Balaka last week, it was resolved that all coordinators should be replaced this year.
The decision was reached after noting that there are many ladies that want to be coordinators. As such, it was resolved that the current ones should give space to others. They have been given until January 8 to look somewhere.
The coordinators should not be surprised because the same thing has happened in government where it has been announced that those that have benefitted from this year’s Farm Input Subsidy Programme (Fisp) will not benefit next year so that others should also be assisted.
Nsanje Lalanje at Balaka Chibuku Tavern is aware that, just like in Fisp, many coordinators will not be happy with the development. But the constituency has been forced to act for the sake of fairness.
It has been noted that since kazingism started, many coordinators do not strict themselves to the rules of the game. This is because they are used. They take it for granted that once they are in kazingism, they will be there forever.
Some coordinators have resorted to punishing men without being told the crimes they committed. One example is Chief Kazingist’s Nkhotakota coordinator who hired a man to throw him in the lake because she felt marginalised. If it were not for some sympathisers, the chief man of the skirt could have been dead.
Because of that incident, the constituency has changed a number of conditions and qualifications required to be a coordinator.
Firstly, she should be single, really single. The emphasis has come because many coordinators have, in the past, cheated that they are single when they are not. There was an incident where a coordinator claimed she was single.
After staying with the lady for two months, a member of Nsanje Lalanje at Balaka Chibuku Tavern received summons from the court. He was accused of ‘stealing’ someone’s wife although, all along, he did not know that she was married. In order not to repeat the mistake, coordinators will have to take oaths to confirm that they are indeed single.
Another key factor worth considering is that the coordinators should be unemployed. It has come to Nsanje Lalanje at Balaka Chibuku Tavern that employed coordinators are difficult to manage.
If, for example, they are wanted by their men and at the same time at their work, it is the latter that suffers because they cannot afford to disobey their superiors at work.
There are times when the men would want to take the coordinators away for, say, a week. They may refuse because that would mean absconding from work.
Only those coordinators that are always available will be considered. n