Breaking News:

Big Issues, Opinions & Editorial

Sibade on JCE and DPP’s cheap politics


I agree to abolishing JCE. It has no value at the moment yet Govt spends a lot of money managing its exams.

Stanford Sirr Tennyson: You sir voted for APM last year, can you tell me what you think he has achieved which has been benefial to the ordinary citizen on the ground and what are APM’s failures. What are the challenges facing him and what are your proposed sollutions?
(On another note whats this talk of JCE being abolished, i have not read the news but my colleagues in a minibus went on about it.)

Lyson Sibande: I did not vote for APM. I did not vote for anybody. I was not even in the country in 2014.
I did not even Campaign for APM by any means. But between mid 2012 and 2013 i supported APM and DPP as a committed insider Cadet and quitted.

APM and DPP have not done anything that benefits ordinary malawians worthy of mentioning. But they have not done too bad either.

The challenge that APM faces are mainly leadership and political challenges. Leadership in a sense that its easy to see even from outside that he does not have a back bone and he does not inspire confidence in people. He does not stand for anything…its hard to define his presidency.

Political in a sense that the politics that DPP and government play and political decisions that they make are cheap and lack proper strategy and foresight. The politics is just dull, selfish and has no focus. DPP is politically weaker than before and if the status persists, this can be the last government of DPP…i am too certain about this.

On solutions, i think since APM is personally weak in terms of leadership he needs stronger and smarter advisers with technocratic skills and who are not selfish or corrupted by the system.

The DPP must involve the opposition more and ensure the independence of the legislature which has always been the puppet of the executive.
And let government be more transparent and accountable.
Additionally….i think the Cabinet needs a real reshuffle …thats some of the solutions i think just in brief.

On JCE…i have not heard anything. But i would not object to the idea of abolishing it. It’s useless.

Related Posts

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Mrs Mia inspires DPP senior officials

    In a leaked whatsapp conversation among DPP gurus the blue officials said they wish Mrs Abida Mia who has a hardworking spirit was in their team. The DPP officials which include; Ben Phiri, Ngeme Kalilani and Nicholas Dausi just to mention a few said Abida Mia is an insiration to all women in politics. One…

  • FLASH BACK: Kaliati and cadets strip Eastern Region Chief naked, dethrone him

    By Nyasa Times Published: June 6, 2011 Chief Mponda of Nsamala Village in Balaka district, who claim to have been paraded naked by Democratic Progressive Party DPP) Youth Cadets last month, has cried foul over the news that he has been stripped off his chieftaincy. Mponda was beaten up, rubbed down with buffalo beans (chitedze)…


    What UTM will do is to divide the DPP votes. The scenario will be much the same like the Gwanda and John Tembo scenario in 2004. This gives MCP an opportunity to make the best use of its unwavering supporters, which are over a million. Plus those who are generally disgruntled with DPP and those…

  • Chakwera Defends His First Malawi Cabinet – BBC

    Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has fired back at critics over the choice of his maiden cabinet which they said was tainted by family ties, insisting that the appointments were based purely on merit.<br>The newly-elected president was reacting to public outrage that ensued on Thursday when Chakwera unveiled a 31-member cabinet which included six figures who…

  • DPP, UTM wrestle over corruption evidence

    Two of Malawi’s political parties; the United Transformation Party (UTM) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) are pointing fingers at each other over corruption allegations. DPP’s Nicholas Dausi said that Chilima’s secrets will be revealed if he continues to talk ill about the DPP. “He has skeletons in his wardrobe, but he is busy talking…

  • Buleya Lule was electrocuted, assaulted

    Malawi’s Forensic Pathologist and Clinical Forensic Physician, Charles Dzamalala has released results of the medical investigation on the death of Buleya Lule, a suspect in the abduction of Dedza boy born with albinism. Buleya Lule died suddenly on Wednesday, 21st February 2019 while in Police custody after being arrested when he was being suspected to…