Sizitheka mentality is bringing Malawi down – Mutharika

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President Peter Mutharika has urged Malawians to stop downplaying progress  if the country is to be transformed.

Peter Mutharika

President Peter Mutharika and the first lady at the memorial ceremony

Mutharika made the remarks during the commemoration of John Chilembwe Day at Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) in Chiradzulu district.

According Malawi’s head of state, most Malawians have a tendency of downplaying progress, a habit which he said is derailing the progress of the country.

Mutharika then asked Malawians to change how they think and emulate Chilembwe’s spirit so that the country should progress.

“Transformation begins with the renewal of our minds. This is what The Holy Bible tells us in Romans 12 verse 2. The change of the mindset is the beginning of the national transformation. National transformation is a collective process.

“We all have to change the way we think and do things in for this country to change. But it takes courage to change a country. Change is never always welcome. That is why Chilembwe faced resistance and got killed. ,” Mutharika said.

The president further urged Malawians to stop the habit of thanking when someone has died saying that the habit is not good.

According to Mutharika people in this country should learn to be appreciative when someone is performing well since this is the only way that the country can progress.

“And do you remember how people opposed Bingu? They conspired and he died. When he died, the same people turned around and said he was visionary. Amalawi timakonda munthu akapita. Tisinthe! Tisiye khalidwe limenelo.”

“Today, I am facing every kind of resistance while I am leading this country to transformation. They said Peter Mutharika cannot be a president. He must go back to the university where he belongs. I became the president. They said Peter Mutharika is economically clueless. I took the badly damaged economy and now the economy has recovered,” Malawi’s first citizen said.

Mutharika further outlined some of the achievements by his government like National Identification Programme, construction of roads and community technical colleges among others.

“We started the National Registration Programme so that Malawi must be a well -organised society. They said this can never happen. This sizitheka mentality is bringing this country down.

“Now every Malawian above the age of 16 is going to have a National ID. They said there is nothing my government is doing,” Mutharika said.

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25 Comments

  1. So true, palibe anatukuka ndi mtima umenewu….unless you see positives but then it takes positive people to recognise positive things

  2. MR PRESEDENT D P P MEAS DOWN PLAYING PROGRESS SO,WHY ARE YOU WONDERING YOUR,SELF THE ANSWER IS CHANGE YOUR……BUT WITHOUT CHARNGE IT 2019 YOU WILL B …………..

  3. By the way JOHN CHILEMBWE was Lhomwe, just a reminder to all the Tumbukas and other tribes who believe they are only people to be called Malawians. Ena amafika ponena kuti alhomwe sayenera kulamulira chifukwa ku malawi sikwawo yet munthu oyamba kumenyerela yufulu wa dziko lino si wa kumpoto kapena pakati, mwachidule si mtumbuka kapena mchewa koma anali mulhomwe wakuchirazulo yemwe anaferanso kudera lachilhomwe kumulanje.

  4. Akulephera kuthetsa corruption chaka cha number four chino ndiye zidzatheka liti? Izi zofuna kupeza sympathy ndi imene mwabwera nayoyi aaa Sizitheka. Akuba kwambiri mMalawi muno ndi anthu anu from Dpp. Ma contracts amangopatsana koma poor quality, ndipo onse a business ndi boma amawonetsetsa kuti akhale a Dpp koma amapanga supply zochepa ndalama zotenga zambiri amagawana ndi ma officers. Omwe mudawayika m’boma inuyo abwana ambiri akuba chuma chochuluka chifukwa amawopedwa kuti adayikidwapo ndi inu kapena chipani chani. Police yathu ili rotten kwambiri mbava zambiri mudaziyika kumeneku. MRA iiii ndi amene akuwonga dziko lino ndi anyamata a Dpp omwe mumawatenga kuti ndi okhulupirika. Katundu amalowetsa wa mbiri ma containers koma yolipira yochepa ndipo anyamata anu ambiri ndi ma agent amakawatengera a mwenye ma containers ambiri nkumanena kuti ndi zawo alipire msonkhu wochepa. Mmalawi muno mukuchitika zoyipa zambiri ndi anthu a Dpp iwo nkumalemera dziko nkumasuka ndiye zowonadi Sizingatheke

  5. ziyambe ndi mtsogoleri, komanso nduna zake zikatero ena kumbuyoku aziopa kupanga katangale. i thnk presiden ndi cabinet yake akakhala very serious, others will fear to do corruption koma iwo nkukhala oyambilira pa ziphuphu nde kuti ena akumusi apanga chimodzimodzi.

  6. APM is wasting is busy givng counter arguments instead of providing solutions 2the problems facing Malawians. He will regret come 2019… Mmmmmh.

  7. Nzosatheka ndipo sizidzatheka kumene as long as he keeps shielding office abusers, public funds’ plunderers,, Shielding cabinet ministers despite their involvement in cashgate,, failure to electfy vuto la kuthima kwa magetsi,, etc…..
    Possiblity must begin with Him…

  8. well said bwana president; however let us stop handcrapping or bootlicking when a person has committed consequential error to humanity like high levels of corruption. Do not expect everyone to clap hands. only those that clap hands on a mistakes drink from the same cup of impunity.

  9. This man is a liar which transformation are you talking about yet enconomy is going down almost every day and rich country are withdrawing aid from Malawi becouse of your corrupt government.

  10. this guy who you call president he is crazy as for I don’t see any transformation he is talking about maybe he sees the transformation in his bank account as he is the master of corruption himself

  11. Why dont we start with corruption first Mr president! Give us hope that u serious about this combating sizitheka sydrome

    • You mr president mudapitadi ku school koma how come you clam that will use old few power of Hydroelectic
      that our father Kamuzu banda make during old age . of atsamunda;;;;;;;;; but you failed to bring us good pemanent magets ngati a Hydro power osati za mageset zakutukutuzi

      capital expenditure is very good plan not revenue expenditure
      mukumbe madamu muzinga magetsi osati za geneset if tilibe zitsime za fuel

      kodi inu a DPP mumaganiza ngati muli mbotoro bwanji ? mwapangaso cah gate wa maeneget apa

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