A local historian has rated the leadership of the country’s first head of state late Hastings Kamuzu Banda as the most outstanding compared to the rest.

The rating comes as the country holds its 49th independence celebrations this coming weekend.

According to the historian, Puleni Chilikunzako, despite his dictatorial principles, Kamuzu was a man of vision throughout his regime.

Chilikunzako however points out that former Presidents; Bakili Muluzi and late Bingu wa Mutharika were industrious during their first terms but messed up things during in the second.

He also acknowledges what he describes as tangible successes in President Joyce Banda’s regime since she assumed office in April last year. – Capital Radio Malawi

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  1. Chilukunzako, you are missing the point. Kamuzu was a leader of his own time- a cold war period ,when the other three leaders you have included are leaders in a democratic environment. You cannot compare at all. Do not forget that political stability helps leaders to implement sustainable development projects while democracy by its nature is unstable political environment. Consequently, instead of implementing long term development projects, leaders tend to focus on projects that have short term results. Therefore, you have failed in your analysis and comparisons.
    Where did you study political history Chilikunzako


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