Calling Malawians “Lazy” for their Plight is Misguided and Self-Defeating

“The realities of the modern global economy require government to play a substantial role in ensuring the national and economic security of the people.” ~ Matthew Continetti One the advantages of publishing online are instant responses and feedback you get from a wider audience – albeit a similar demographic. Some comments are abusive, mostly attacking the author. Not engaging with the content. Yet, there are also critical and engaging comments. I pay attention to the latter and I learn from it. I mainly write on socioeconomic, development and political issues. I do not hide from the fact that Malawi is Continue reading

Malawi: My Fatalistic Nation

“Fatalism comforts, for it raises no questions. There’s not need to examine just how events fit in.” ~ James Hillman Malawi can be a very painful place to live, especially for those who really care about the country and how things are run. Fortunately, I suppose, the majority of Malawians are those who either choose to ignore everyday realities and live, pretending all is well or those who are too naïve to understand how the system controls their consciousness. If more Malawians had levels of political and social consciousness that enable them to question how things are run, I can Continue reading

Could Someone Please Nudge the Malawi Presidency Before it’s Too Late

A recent Mail & Guardian Africa article reporting on a new survey findings by a US-based pollster, Gallup, which hinted that even though the traditional economic indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), household income and unemployment stats are ‘the most heavily relied on by policy-makers, these measures underplay the importance of people’s happiness. Looking at citizen’s happiness levels and an indicator of a nation’s stability, the report says Botswana (surprisingly), Senegal and Malawi are sub-Saharan African countries where people are likely to revolt against their governments. Burkina Faso, where people power recently brought to an end 27 years of Continue reading