Dear judge Mbadwa,
My Lord, why is there such a fuss after I missed a deadline to display a cabinet as per my pledge and commitment? The Nyasaland citizens didn’t see the delay of the cabinet I have been preparing to house the development plans of the country coming.
My lord, to make a proper cabinet, there is a need to check for the rightful timber and the hardwood I was looking for is no longer readily available.
Our hardwood was illegally exported to China, which means that we had to wait for the polished hardwood now imported from the same country to arrive in Nyasaland.
My lord, I was also waiting for Sauli; the person I had instructed to scrutinise the plans of the display cabinet that suit Nyasaland and its people.
Now some citizens, especially those who belong to Mapuya’s People’s Demagogic Party (PDP), have said my Tokha Alliance is an embodiment of bad carpenters who always blame their tool for any delay as if they have ever achieved something themselves.
But truth be told, my lord, it is not easy for me to meet the deadlines I set for myself.
Is this happening because I am setting very high standards for myself that I cannot in any way meet or is it the question that some people are sabotaging my plans?
My lord, I can’t rule out the sabotage element because I believe some leaders are deliberately ignoring my instructions.
How can you explain the silence on the audit of the K6.2 billion Covi-19 funds after I had made it clear that the audit will be done within a month?
Why does it take ages for even my subordinates even in my office to carry out my instructions?
My lord, I have forthwith resolved to stop making promises and setting deadlines on outstanding issues because I have realised that in government, especially here in Nyasaland, everything works at a snail’s pace.
I will let things flow of their own accord just like Mapuya did because I have noted it is tough (reads thafu) to stick to set deadlines.
Whoever said great expectations make frustrated men knew what he was talking about and it’s for this reason that I have decided to lower the people’s expectations a bit by slowing doing on governing by prose after promising and campaigning in poetry.
Will I be allowed to walk the talk now otherwise I should also enjoy freedom to promise the moon, too?