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Let’s stop propaganda and misinformation during this crisis…let’s promote unity as the President has implored

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By Ezekiel Peter Ching’oma

When Cyclone Freddy struck us as a country, it became a unifying force that brought us together to support each other and work towards a common goal. This can be seen as a cataract, or waterfall, of unity that has flown through the country, strengthening bonds and encouraging collaboration.

Overall, it is important for individuals to come together during times of crisis and work towards rebuilding and healing their communities. This crisis has created a sense of solidarity and resilience that can help the country recover and grow stronger.

The President of Malawi, Dr Chakwera, after instructing his government to release funds to assist the victims, he is also personally visiting and consoling the victims of this natural disaster in their camps. On the other hand, several private citizens are also up and down providing a helping hand to the victims.

This is a positive move that shows support and solidarity towards the affected people. This would also boost morale and give hope to the survivors that their government and everyone else care for them in their time of need.

However, in general, it is not uncommon for crises or disasters like this to lead to an increase in misinformation and propaganda. This may be due to heightened emotions and a desire for quick answers or scapegoats. It is important to fact-check information and rely on trusted sources during these times to avoid being misled.

Nevertheless, it is essential to acknowledge that mistrust towards the government during times of crisis is not uncommon. This mistrust may stem from past experiences, conflicting interests, or lack of transparency.

In this situation, it is crucial to remember that while the government may not always be perfect, it is still responsible for managing crises and ensuring the safety and well-being of its citizens. It is essential to hold the government accountable for its actions and decisions and demand transparency, and clear communication.

It is also necessary to recognize the importance of coming together as a community and aiding one another during times like this. Anyone can pitch in and do their part to help those in need and promote unity and support, as the president has implored.

God Bless Malawi!!!!!

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