It is so clear that President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has demonstrated real servant leadership towards chiefs. Unlike Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leadership which was assaulting chiefs, the Malawi Leader meets chiefs almost on frequent basis to share their problems being experienced in their areas.
On Thursday, the Malawi President hosted three Senior Chiefs and five T/As from Nsanje district at Sanjika Palace. The traditional leaders who were led by Senior Chief Malemia included Senior Chiefs Tengani and Mlolo, as well as T/As Chimombo, Ndamera, Nyachikadza, Ngabu, and Makoko.
The eight traditional leaders came to thank the President for fulfilling his promise to rehabilitate the railway line which passes through their areas.
The President thanked the chiefs for their visit and apologized to them for the procurement hiccups that initially delayed the start of the project. The railway rehabilation is expected to be extended to Salima, then Mchinji to connect with the Zambian railway in Chipata District.
In September 2013, Police in Balaka arrested five supporters of the DPP for assaulting Chief Mponda. The five were involved in violence that erupted in the district during elections for the director of women for the eastern region.
According to the former Balaka police Publicist Joseph Sauka, the suspects also assaulted and beat one of the candidates from contesting the elections.
The DPP thugs then arrested Chief Mponda who was trying to quell the situation. The same thugs beat up Senior Chief Wimbe of Kasungu.
Such incidencies has never happened during the MCP regime.