By Staff Reporter
Member of parliament for Nkhatabay South who is also MCP Strategic Director Dr Ken Zikhale Ng’oma has said Malawi is on course for greater heights due to President Chakwera’s leadership style. Dr Zikhale made the claims in a radio interview when he was speaking on “Lets Talk Africa” , a radio show on Manchester UK based Radio Africana and hosted by Allan Mandindi.
When he was asked what he thinks about Malawi and how it compares to other African countries as far as democracy is concerned, Dr Zikhale minced no words but to make bold claims that he thinks Malawi is a democracy that need to be emulated by all African countries and beyond. He pointed out that Malawians chose Dr Lazarus Chakwera as the president , a choice that is proving to be a good one as the president has been at the pinnacle of good governance and promotion of democratic values. “ Dr Chakwera is the most democratic leader I have ever come across, Look at the way he is letting the three arms of the government, judiciary , parliament and presidential powers operate independently but all for the good of Malawi” . Zikhale said this should be a lesson to other leaders on how to lead a country
He argued that Malawians are blessed to have a capable leader in Chakwera describing him as so accommodating and the first president to run a government of several political parties smoothly . He said he was sure that if Malawi leader can be emulated, Africa and the world will see no wars , No greed by those in power and people will prosper together . Zikhale went further to argue that President Chakwera is running an accountable and transparent government as evidenced by the recent Covid19 funds report and that he is effecting the rule of law, as those found to have been involved in malpractices are being fired , highlighting that no one is above the law in the country.
Zikhale reminded Malawians of the other core promises that President Chakwera made that puts him on par with the vision that the founding father of Malawi nation Ngwazi Dr H Kamuzu Banda had. He quoted Chakwera’s statements In which he promised Malawians food security , job creation and wealth distribution “ we need to make Malawi to be a food basket , making fertiliser almost available to every family. We need to create jobs and shake up the economy by shifting our focus to mining as tobacco is struggling on the international market and we also need wealth creation and equiptable distribution” Zikhale said he was not surprised with the success of programmes like AIP, And the strategic resource allocation that has become evident in the recent State of the Nation address by the President .
Zikhale also talked about the need to have Values that help govern governments giving example of Chakwera’s flagship Super Hi5 Agenda that was central to his election campaign and has already started being fulfilled. “ Chakwera’s super Hi5 of ending corruption , prospering together, servant leadership, respect for rule of law has already started Manifesting , we have seen nepotism and regionalism now dying slowly , we have seen equal distribution of wealth through infrastructure distribution such as plans to construct roads in Northern Region that were bad and often abandoned by previous regimes”.
Zikhale called on all African Leaders to emulate the leadership style of President Chakwera that promotes independence for governments institutions and working towards promotion of good life for the citizens .