By Our Reporter
One of the country’s legal minds who has for a long time advocated for citizen participation in many aspects, Allan Ntata has bounced back with what seems to be food for though to the electorate and newly elected leadership of the country.
In his write up Ntata among others highlighted some of the adoptions which the DPP government embarked on without properly scrutinizing the really l benefits of the citizenry who have become even more poorer than the way it was before an adoption to such ideologies.
And here below are some of the pertinent issues which Ntata has put across for Malawians to think aloud on as new government put it’s ideologies in place:-
I am in support of much (but not all) that’s outlined here.
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- Cancel the stadium building plans
- Do a proper audit of the COVID moneys
- Investigate the 145 million gift to APM, use it as probable cause to look at his other finance records.
- Dissect MBC, fire all, and make sure it becomes a truly national broadcaster. Make no mistake of making it another MCP mouthpiece.
- Bring in auditors to track expenses going back 10 years
- Recall all the sons and cousins of big wigs posted at embassies across the world and advertise those positions so that CVs and not surnames should determine employment.
- Re-assess China ties. Taiwan was funding UDF and there is strong suspicion that China adopted DPP. What is behind the deals we signed with China? Chinese scholarships to top DPP wards counts as a foreign government enabling corruption in Malawi, no? Why are prime plots in Lilongwe being given to Chinese who then build ugly-ass warehouses? Why are Chinese opening groceries and welding shops in a country with so many unemployed and able youths?
- Deal with vendors and hooligans in Lilongwe. Bring back law and order. Failure to assert dominance over elements, be it those at Msundwe, Nyau elements and flash mobs sets a precedent and it always comes back to bite your legacy.
- Defund the police! I am kidding, but god the police need a beating! restore citizens’ trust in the police by making it work like a truly independent body and not a personal militia.
- Release the army! The army has worked well in the absence of the police. Most Malawians would rather see army officers than Police, but that’s not a good thing. they are made for external threats, do not let the army rush in to deal with domestic issues because that is how they become too powerful and go on to take power.
- Jesus did not vote! Chakwera is a pastor, but this is a secular country. Do not let policy be entangled with Yesu. No need to pray for rains or pander to religious elements. Let government work as if there is no one to help, If God decides to help, let him… in dealing with the corrupt DPP elements, do not let the idea of ‘forgiveness and reconciliation and moving on corrupt Chakwera.
- The nation should not ‘move on.’ It is stupid to embark on a journey in an unserviced car. So many things were/ are wrong with the country… let us fix it before we talk about moving on or forward.
- Time to betray people. Tonse alliance should say thanks to Kaliati, Kachale, JB, Masangwi, Sidik Mia, and all the people that have been from party to party since UDF…but this time, it is time for new blood. Sidik Mia is here for business connections, and how stupid will it be for Kaliati to end up being a minister now when she was what people were protesting all this time? Betray these people and let them frizzle into oblivion.
- FDH bank dies now. They rose from zero to here on the back of strange links to DPP…it is time their books got looked into and then cast into the sun to dry and wither. Their leader should get his day in court for that judge-shopping attempt.
- MSB… what happened with that bank? who did what at what cost?
- How does ESCOM which should only be making profits end up being in deep debt? Is there anything the ‘reforms’ of one Chilima can help?
- Stop the abuse of parastatals by party or party-linked officials. MACRA should be MACRA… ESCOM should not ferry women to go dance at rallies. Amayi amu boma are not a dance troupe.
- MRA – how complicit has it been in propping up DPP? what are its hiring practices like and how has it helped elites beat the tax barrier?