Creating the Malawi We Deserve through the Power of Entrepreneurship
Creating the Malawi We Deserve
the Power of Entrepreneurship
In 2014, just about 14 months from now, Malawi will turn 50 years old! Yes, it
50years since we attained political independence from Britain. Nearly 50 years later, weare still economically dependent on our former colonial masters and a few other donors.Is this normal? Is this right? Should we be celebrating that we are an independentnation? A man of 50 years of age, with a family of his own, a wife and children is expected to bemature enough to take care of, and adequately provide for his immediate family and hisrelatives. Even the Bible says;
If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
With age, you expect some maturity and responsibility. Unfortunately as observed byDr. John Maxwell, a world reknown leadership guru,
age does not always come with maturity. Sometimes age comes alone!
In the case of our beloved nation of Malawi:Sadly, age has indeed come alone, leaving maturity behind. What has gone wrong?Why at the age of 50 years as a
‟ we are
still clinging to the breastof our mother? Why is it that after almost 50 years of age, we are still patheticallydependent on other nations to barely survive, economically?It is said that in 1964 when we attained political independence, Malawi waseconomically ahead of China, South Korea and Singapore! Just about 33 years ago,Malawi was economically ahead of China on a per capita income basis, and as I sharethis today, Malawi is looking up to China for financial handouts. Most people look at theNew Parliament Building in awe and great appreciation, and attribute that beautifulstructure to the success of the previous government. But each time I pass by thatparliament building I feel very ashamed, I feel very humiliated as a citizen of thiscountry. I ask myself the question: Are we that poor that even after more than 45 years