Associate Professor Dr Mustapha Hussein has described President Lazarus Chakwera’s Independence celebration message as mature and important to the nation.
Hussein said unity of purpose is so crucial in development of any country.
He said there is indeed need for everyone to join hands and support government’s developmental agenda.
Hussein gave an example of USA former President, John F. Kennedy, who stressed the need for a participatory approach in development.
Malawi’s leader Dr Lazarus Chakwera on Wednesday made a call to development partners to move away from the failed policy of treating Malawi as a victim that must be kept in a toxic relationship of donor-and-beggar.
Chakwera said time has come for the country to show the world that a new and developed Malawi is possible.
‘I call on all our development partners to move away from the failed policy of treating Malawi as a victim that must be kept in a toxic relationship of donor-and-beggar or servant-and-supervisor, and instead to listen to us and join us in showing the world that A New Malawi Is Rising,” he said.
Chakwera said Malawians must choose the future of this country and decide a direction it must take for its people.
“We must choose what Malawi’s place in the global community will be, whether to be a puppet and pawn in the race between the West and the East or to be a leading and shining example in the Global South by accomplishing things other nations can admire, benefit from, and learn from.”
Chakwera urged Malawians to decide and choose a sustainable path for the country.
“We must choose what our conduct towards national development will be, whether we will sit in the stands as individual spectators to point out the problems in our midst or run on the field as one team to help Malawi reach its goal of self-reliance and prosperity,” he said.