Monday, May 18, 2009

Putting a cost to Democracy!

I heard one of the most horrific excuses why democracy cannot prevail today. Asked why the national broadcaster in Malawi was only covering the ruling party, the head of the corporation calmly told the AU Observer Mission chaired by Former Ghanaian Presdinet Kuffour that he simply had no money to cover all political parties.

You will recall that Malawi is not exactly your model of democracy, even by the low standards we deploy in Africa. But I find it harrowing for a national broadcaster to insult our conscience by putting across such a lame excuse.

Malawians go to the poll tomorrow. So far there has not been any notable violence. We hope it ends that way, and that the elections will really reflect the will of the people.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I heard this on the BBC and just felt sorry for us all.