Hate a recipe for Malawi’s destruction
Let’s promote love, unity and patriotism
By Nelson Fachi
Malawi’s economic strength has over the years been dictated and driven by our green gold (tobacco) as a major earner of foreign currency.
Agriculture has remained the mainstay of Malawi’s economy.
However, with the growing calls for anti smoking lobby, the country has no option but to take a diversification path in a quest to keep the country’s economy afloat.
Tourism is one such an alternative with the much needed ability to supplement the country’s economic diet.
As a policy, the tourism sector has pleaded with Malawians to devise a deliberate interest to support the country’s economic sector, buy Malawi.
In awake of intense political hullabaloo, the fact remains that Malawi will remain one, leadership may change, governments might change but the country will remain.
It is with this background that economic and development experts have spoken in unison on the need for Malawians to be patriotic and guard against jelousy and evil minded trends that have a negative impact in the country’s economy.
Investment in the tourism sector and indeed other sectors that have a potential to boost the country’s economy should be encouraged especially when they originate from native and indigenous Malawians.
Zimatha Lodge in Monkey Bay Mangochi is one such a magnificent initiative that has to be supported by the locals as well as the international community as development activities that ever happened to our country on a right time.
Sadly, bent on jelousy and anger some unscrupulous people would wish to politicise such good initiatives by painting a political picture in their bid to take away the better part of tourism, hospitality and economic effect such a project has for our country.
Abiti Nalisewo, a resident of Mangochi believes that creation of employment for young Mangochians, the tourism and economic impact apart from face uplift of the area are aspects that should override the unfounded plans to dent the good image of investments by the locals.
She has since called upon all Malawians of good will to jealously guard against any evil plans by selfish individuals who want to tarnish the image of industrious Malawians who venture into productive and we’ll meaning projects that have an instant bearing in the country’s economy.
Alfred Kantiki said the youth in the area have seen the potential to make it in life through several tourism related businesses taking place at Zimatha.
“There will still be life after politics, let us be a united nation with a purpose, let’s aim high as a nation,” said Kantiki.
The bottom line remains, investment by the locals ought to be encouraged, promoted and jealously guarded if we are to sustain our identity as a nation, the Warm Heart of Africa.