Vice-President of the Republic of Malawi, I would realise that constructing 100 houses per constituency is not something that my DPP government should really boast about because in this day and age, people need to be empowered to make their own money so that they build their own houses.
If I were the Rt. Hon. Veep, I would also realise that the question that needs to be answered is whether this is another Mudzi Transformation Trust (MTT) with another name.
How I wish I were the country’s second citizen, because I would conduct some soul-searching and further ask myself whether we are not providing so much to the people that we are even taking away their responsibility to take care of themselves.
Oh yes, I would also realise if I were the big shot that is the Vice-President, that we are creating a welfare State which does not generate income.
I would realise if I were the man who is second-in charge of the country that the nation knows me—and there is evidence—as a quite innovative young manager judging by how I run some companies in the private sector, yes when I was known as Airtel’s ‘Mr Money!’ And people will begin to wonder, and rightly so, where all that innovativeness has gone in just the past few months?
If I were Chilima, I would also realise that even if the programme is to take off, is construction of 100 houses in every constituency feasible?
That is of course, just food for thought, for I am not the Vice-president of the Republic of Malawi, but one Garry Chirwa.