By Aubrey Thom Vakhani
Padiwa Kasho releases Ukakana Chinyengo
As he is preparing to release a double before the end of this year, Mzuzu based poet Padiwa Kasho has released a new single titled Ukakana Chinyengo in which the poet is exposing fraud activities taking place in different sectors.
When one is listening to the poem will end up thinking that the Malamulo a Suti star is in total support of the development hindering malpractice but the poet said he is not in support of the vice.
“I am not promoting the act but I am just trying to paint a picture on what is happening on the ground. There is corruption in government departments, religious institutions and many areas where you need to pay for a free service. A majority deserving young people are failing to get employment because of such acts. Employers ask something from them to be employed,” said Kasho.
He said that if such malpractice will not stop, the country should forget to develop.
“We need to join hands in fighting fraud at all levels if we want to develop as a nation. We experience substandard infrastructural projects across the country due to this kind of malpractice. It is sad that fraud is deep rooted,” said the former regional chairperson for Poetry Association of Malawi northern chapter.
Kasho said the single is a curtain raiser for his two albums he was working on.
“I will release a double this year. One in Chitumbuka and the other one in Chichewa. Works for the two albums are underway. Once done, my fans will be informed,” he said.
Kasho, who is also one of the contributors in Recite for Mothers poetry collection, has an album [Kukakatula 1] and several singles to his name.