Thursday, April 19, 2007


There shouldn't really be a debate over whether former Malawi president Bakili Muluzi should contest in the 2009 polls. It is like asking the children of Israel to go back to Pharaoh's atrocities in Egypt as recounted in the Bible. I feel Muluzi failed to leave any impressive legacy and he should have been wise enough to retire. As I see it and as many have pointed out, he cannot compare with the present government in terms of administration. Even during his rallies, one can see that Muluzi really has nothing new to offer apart from trying to put down the achievements of the current government. But if he is stubborn, let Muluzi come to the polls where I foresee disaster and embarrassment for him.
On another note God has proved himself faithful yet again. I was worried about 1 May onwards, since I left the comfort zone of MBC. I got a phone call from the US this week and it was an answer of how I will make ends meet until I leave for South Africa later this year. THIS GOD, JEHOVAH! His is faithful.

Monday, April 02, 2007


It's like taking a plunge into an unknown abyss when one resigns from a job that they have been at for nine years. Talk about leaving a comfort zone.
I quit MBC three weeks ago and it was a stressing moment. My superiors said I should change my mind because the broadcaster has big plans for me. Considering how I have been pushed around for the past six months or so, I fail to see what these plans are because I felt my input was no longer appreciated, and I had to jump or be pushed overboard.

I'm thankful however that I sharpened my writing skills while at MBC and that I had so many opportunities to travel to Asia, Europe and Africa while under the employment of the Corporation. As they say in the vernacular: "Munthu sayipa yense" meaning every person has their good and bad sides.

My advice to MBC? Please, stop the brain drain and recognise the strengths of your staff and capitalise on that. If you are in management, don't go on and on about the weaknesses of personnel and the bad job they are doing. It demotivates people.

For the future that lies ahead, God is my strength and direction. I'm reminded of Psalm 121....My help cometh from the Lord". I trust you Lord that the hurdles that seem to be there will disappear and I will arrive at my next destination with your wonderful provision which is always there for every vision.