Malawi is not where we would like to be but the remarkable progress we have made in the last three years is there for all to see, and now it feels like a new Malawi where politics of retribution is of distant memory.
Thursday’s hosting of the Presidential Caucus by President Chakwera where he held talks with two former Presidents – Bakili Muluzi and Joyce Banda – is evidence enough that we are slowly heading in the right direction that will be defined by tolerance and coexistence.
While commending the two former Heads of State for honouring his invitation and accepting his request for them to serve as Malawi’s Ambassadors of Goodwill, President Chakwera also expressed optimism that President Mutharika will also do the needful in future by taking up similar role and serve the country.
Speaking during Thursday’s update on the state of affairs in the wake of cyclone disaster, Chakwera thanked [Bakili] Muluzi and [Joyce[ Banda for accepting to be part of the process of rebuilding the country.He elso intimated his desire to see former President Mutharika joining Muluzi and Banda in working as Goodwill Ambassadors for the betterment of Malawians.
“I am grateful to them for graciously accepting to serve Malawi in this way, and I remain hopeful that former President Mutharika will also consider taking up a similar role in this time when Malawians needs us to stand together as a nation”
Surely, one does not need to be Chakwera’s supporter to appreciate his patriotism and selflessness.President Chakwera has demonstrated that his priority is squarely on serving Malawian people than political vengeance as was the case in the past.