Wrtten by Lord Denning SC
DPP Government, which has plundered and haemorrhaged Malawi, was booted out on 23 June at the ballot. The plunder that was occasioned by the DPP was a coordinated venture through A SYSTEM. This fact was not hidden as the patrons of DPP themselves were so proud and publicly proclaimed this fact.
In order for the new administration to drain the swamp and create an effective slate onto which to write a clear story of its own, there is nonnegotiable need root out every element of the DPP system.
There has been an incident whereby a retired civil servant has been recalled from retirement back to service to serve as a Principle Secretary. This has sparked complaints from youngsters within the Tonse formation, who anticipation youthful appointments other than recalling retired civil servants.
In order to understand why recalling the retired civil servant was necessary, these youngsters need to fully understand how the DPP system was designed and how it operated. Presently, I seek to narrate the relevant part that would explain this recall.
Knowing that promotion in the civil service has a special protocol, the DPP system had a design whereby it could align its operatives (call them Cadets) in strategic ranks such that if the top official (the PS for example) leaves office either through death, resignation or otherwise, the next to be validly promoted would be a fellow cadet. Thus across convenient ranks, Cadets were strategically positioned. This is where the issue of victimizing non-DPP members came in because they were sidelined to distant shores.
Thus while the Tonse Government has fired a PS for example, the promotion or appointment protocol would not allow taking someone from the lowest grade (where a non cadet would be found) to the higher grade of the PS. Doing so would be violating the set rules. Thus the Tonse Alliance machinery had to think beyond the box while remaining compliant to the hiring rules.
You may recall, or simply appreciate, the fact that some professionals that were deemed opposition sympathizers during the DPP Government were forced to resigned due to victimization. This was the case as the DPP was creating space and environment to pack in its agents – the Cadets. Some of these professionals resigned before their retirement age.
It, therefore, took wisdom of the Tonse Administration scrutiny committee to consider recalling a retired professional to serve as the PS. This will give the Tonse Alliance some room to gloom non-Cadets (read as neutral) Malawians who can be promoted to the ranks that will prepare them to become the PSs for example.
This is what most of the youths who support the Tonse Administration are failing to understand hence emerging frustrated when they are not appointed from nowhere to become PSs.
While exhibiting our important contribution to the liberation of this country from the DPP, we must desist from portraying too much self-importance that purports to describe our leaders as betrayers, sellouts or clueless officials yet the shortfall is on us by failing to comprehend the mechanics.