There are a number of reasons it is important to have coordinators in districts and trading centres. One of them is that you are assured of accommodation.
Where resthouses are mostly full, you do not have to worry even when you hit town late. All you do is go straight to the house of the coordinator and rest. The following morning, you are assured of a more cost-effective good bath and full breakfast than at the hotel.
Without beating about the bush, women, these days are very expensive. They charge as if you are a bank. And when you fail to pay them, be ready to face embarrassment.
Coordinators are different. Whether you have money or not, they welcome you. They even give you proper lunch and full breakfast for free. They do not care whether you give them something as you leave.
The other reason is security. Resthouses are normally invaded by robbers and police in the name of rogue and vagabond. You end up being arrested, embarrassed and released without charge the following day.
However, this works well when coordinators either do not meet or are not short tempered, with the former as the most preferred.
However, last week could have been hell for Chief Kazingist. He wanted to go somewhere but did not know where. Everything was set; enough fuel in the car and reasonable amount of cash. But since he did not know where to go, the chief man of the skirt decided to stay at home.
As he was taking a nap, his phone called. It was MG3 calling from Rumphi. The first impression Chief Kazingist had was that she needed some money. He decided not to take the call. However, after several calls, he reluctantly picked it up.
“I would like to tell you that I am in Salima for a workshop. Will it be possible for you to come?” She asked.
“Definitely, I will. You know, it has been long since we last met and this is our best opportunity,” said the chief man of the skirt.
“Fine, we will share my room. I will tell them you are my husband,” said MG3.
Without wasting time, Chief Kazingist was on the wheel. He told himself that even rich people, who always eat meet, sometimes want to eat vegetables.
As he reached Chingale Turn-Off, he got another call. This one was from the Mzuzu district coordinator.
“Sorry, I will talk to you later because I am driving,” said Chief Kazingist.
“Where are you going?” Asked the coordinator.
“I am going to Salima,” he responded.
“What a coincidence. I am also in Salima for a workshop. There are women from Rumphi and other places. Come, we will share my room. Don’t worry, I will tell them that you are my husband,” she said. Total chaos!