By Bashir B Snr
We can’t create 1 million jobs, even in five years. All the entrepreneurs are getting employed. We hoped Henry Kachaje would be Malawi’s Bill gates- hope closed. Malawi’s Zuckerberg, has just got employed yesterday.
A man whose wanted to start up Kokoliko (Malilidwe a Tambala- Tambala ndi symbol ya MCP) with MK 78 billion has just got employed. How do people leave their billions for jobs?
Malawi is full of theorists. We have educated people who just got their papers for memorizing texts. Thinking is our challenge. How you wonder poverty, inflation, and depreciation is happening when Ministry of Finance has a lot of men with Masters and PhDs on the steering.
Failing to take the Nation to the right direction. Theory is theory. Full of talking, trainings and nothing tangible.
Malawi needs practical leaders. One that would look at a problem, quickly come up with a solution and solve it. All that simple. Onjezani Kenani did a lot with less money than government could have done with the very money.
This is a man who saw a problem, brought together Malawians, got a few pennies and started solving problems in our hospitals. Even now, he is still solving problems in the hospitals.
In 2025, we need a leader who is practical. For talkers we tried and hooked the best. Lazarus Chakwera, Saulos Chilima, Timothy Mtambo, Michael Usi, and now Henry Kachaje are the loudest speakers Malawi has ever had but look at what they are doing now- empty tins.
Lessons must be learnt. In 2025 someone who is practical must lead. Us, the youth, must observe these qualities. It isn’t hard to lead Malawi successfully, still harder for speakers and explorers.