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.