“Mr Brian Banda,

Teachers are arguing around the block. They say you have forgotten the meaning of “hot current”. Is that true or are they just frustrated over Covid allowance?”

Brian Banda is state house press secretary who, before his appointment, anchored a famous program called Hot Current on Malawi’s Times Television (TTV). The program mainly targeted and criticized government’s shortfalls. His appointment to state house has changed Banda from a critic to a praise singer.