Having read through the Statement presented by the Leader of Opposition, Lazarus Chakwera, I declare his speech, EMPTY, FALSE, WEAK and USELESS:
EMPTY: because it lacks substance and everything he says, we already know it exactly in the manner he puts it. And he does not tell us exactly how the challenges in question are the fault of leadership despite insisting that its leadership failure. There is no problem that is new in his speech. We have always had those problems and none of them can be solved in 2 years. He could not have solved the challenges within the given period if he were president himself. Never! Thats why he cant give his solutions to each of the many challenges or failures as he calls them.
FALSE: because it does not recognize the reality beyond government. It is cheap politics or politics as usual to claim that all the challenges Malawians are facing must be blamed on leadership. Most of the problems have to do with us the people. We are the makers of our problems over a period of time. And we have been too fast at making problems that any government could not respond with proper policy prescriptions which would sadly materialize in the long run.
WEAK: because it is so easy to tear apart the whole of the speech sentence by sentence and expose its uselessness. I bet Chakwera himself would not ably and sensibly defend each one of the statements he made if he were to be questioned by a critic face to face on deeper implications and meanings of his statements. I bet he cant.
USELESS: because it does not inspire hope from the Opposition. The speech shows that on the contrary it is the Opposition that is clueless and has nothing to give Malawians.
The Opposition is the alternative government and part of government. Chakwera has the duty of showing malawians how his MCP could be a better government and show Malawians how MCP under his leadership has tried to help government to solve the problems.
Chakwera’s speech was a waste of time. And thats sad. (By Lyson Sibande)