I would not play down protests to name the 102-kilometre Chitipa-Karonga Road after former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika.
If I were the Ngonde supreme leader, I would appreciate that being a citizen of this country, youthful activist Steven Simsokwe is entitled to express his views.
How I wish I were the chief, because I would realise Malawi is a democratic country and people are bound to have different views on topics related to their society.
Oh yes, if I were Paramount Chief Kyungu, I would also name in the split of transparency the chiefs from the two districts who endorsed the idea and also whether they made an effort to get the views of their subjects.
If only I were Paramount Chief Kyungu, I would also realise that my position does not entail that I impose things on my subjects, but rather carry out thorough consultation. n