Kapito warns donors on parallel govt and homosexuality in Malawi

The country’s consumer organization, Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA) has taken a swipe on donor community for trying to set up parallel structures of governance and influencing Malawians to adopt homosexuality.

Kapito: Don't impose homosexuality to Malawians

Kapito: Donors punishing Malawians 

On Thursday morning CAMA led a group of consumers in a solidarity march in the streets of the Blantyre city, demanding for an improvement in the provision of basic goods and services as well as respect to basic rights of all consumers.

The march led by CAMA’s Executive Director John Kapito coincided with the organization’s commemoration of World Consumer Rights Day, which normally falls on 15th March, and the launch of ‘Poor Lives Matter’, a project that focuses on protecting the lives of poor Malawians.

Speaking prior to the march, Kapito criticized donors for punishing poor Malawians because of   “a few greedy politicians who continue to embezzle public money”.

Kapito blamed donors for failing to sticking to their core mandate by assuming the role of local civil society, commenting on all matters that are not of their concern.

“Donors should have clear and transparent systems and structures in assisting the poor. Donors, stop having double standards when dealing with our elected leaders,” said Kapito.

On issue of homosexuality, Kapito warned donors not to impose on Malawians “values and culture that are contrary to their tradition”.

In December last year government came under heavy criticism for imposing a moratorium on anti-homosexual laws, pending decision on whether to repeal the legislation.

However, earlier this year a group of concerned citizens obtained a court order nullifying the imposed moratorium. And weeks ago the Catholic Church also spoke against the idea of embracing homosexuality in the country.

“Donors should not take advantage of the economic and social status of the poor to create parallel structures of governance,” he added.

Through the Poor Lives Matter, CAMA also takes on government and the opposition political parties for failing the nation through poor policies and lack of good governance.

According to some of the points raised under the project, CAMA accuses government and the opposition for failing poor Malawians on social and economic services delivery, arguing lack of good leadership has made Malawians become poor.

“Poor people are dying of hunger due to lack of vision by the leadership. Give us maize now not promises. Poor people are spending days and nights on long queues for maize at empty Admarc depots. Prices of basic goods and services are beyond the reach of poor Malawians.

“Government has failed to operationalize the Consumer Protection law thereby creating poverty amongst consumers. Poor people are   failing to access health services including food in public hospitals. Malawians were promised that the Malawi Kwacha   would not depreciate   under the current administration,” argues Kapito.

He added: “Opposition parties are clueless and visionless; the opposition is greedy for power while offering nothing for the benefit of the poor. The opposition is shrouded with corrupt practices that have diminished the support of the poor”.

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24 thoughts on “ Kapito warns donors on parallel govt and homosexuality in Malawi”

  1. keyboard says:

    Dont blame the donors. It is their money., Blame the greedy politiicians, including yourself. Why is it we always think like the DONORS OWE US ANYTHING? Why do we always think WE HAVE TO BE GIVEN SOM ETHJING BY THE DONORS?
    If I am a donor, and I do not a lot of donations, I am free to prescribe, no drink, no women with my money. The donors have been clear that they can not associate or give money to a govt that persecutes gays. Is this hard to understand. We want their money and at the same time we want to persecute gays. What a shameful bunch of “thimnkers” we are? Why should a mere person like Kapito WARN donors. What does he think he is? Akagwere!! I suspect this man has been bought.

  2. Winston Msowoya says:

    The so-called Southern Defender,you have indeed crossed the line of civilized mankind.The language you have used,is supposed to be used by deranged and uneducated thugs.Please be ashamed for yourself and apologize to well behaved Malawians,shame on you.

  3. Winston Msowoya says:

    TIMMY,CONGRATS.I WISH WE COULD HAVE A MiLLION PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN OUR NOSE DIVING MAGNIFICENT MOTHER NYASALAND/MALAWI.KEEP IT ON,WE SHALL BE THERE GOD PERMITS.MUTHALIKA AND AND HIS SERVILES WILL GO,BUT,MALAWIANS WILL REMAIN TO CHART THEIR OWN DESTNY.GOD BLESS MALAWI,GOD BLESS AFRICA!!!

  4. WinstonMsowoya says:

    TIMMY,CONGRATS.I WISH WE COULD HAVE A MiLLION PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN OUR NOSE DIVING MAGNIFICENT MOTHER NYASALAND/MALAWI.KEEP IT ON,WE SHALL BE THERE GOD PERMITS.MUTHALIKA AND AND HIS SERVILES WILL GO,BUT,MALAWIANS WILL REMAIN TO CHART THEIR OWN DESTNY.GOD BLESS MALAWI,GOD BLESS AFRICA!!!

  5. backbencher says:

    @ giffy chenseu the fact that homosexuality predates Christianity does not mean Africans condoned this vice that is why it done secrecy and der is no historical example of a particular African Kingdom that promoted this vice

  6. backbencher says:

    I’ve listened to all comments with kin interest but what I’ve noted so far is that we as a country are in deep shit.Am saying this coz none have commented on neutral basis they are either pro gays,DPP or MCP sympathisers.Otherwise I see no reason why calling Kapito all sorts of names simply bcoz he is saying the reality. For instance he says kuti mathanyula ndi chikhalidwe cha azungu osati anthu akuda.What it means here is dat the practice is viewed as abomination in African setting while in the west it is normal.So the west wants us to normalise what we consider to be offensive.Kapito is the only notable figure who have remained neutral and spoke the evils of our time!

  7. Timmy says:

    A CONFUSED AND FAILED STATE

    NOT EVEN IF JESUS CAME AS A TEAM WITH GOD CAN MALAWI PROGRESS.. WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CONSUMER RIGHTS AND HOMOSEXUALITY. MALAWIANS MUST KNOW THAT THIS VERY ISSUE OF HOMOSEXUALITY COULD BE WHAT CAUSES THE TOTAL COLLAPSE OF THE COUNTRY AND STARVATION OF MANY THOUSANDS!.. THE WORLD WILL NEVER ADDEPT THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND ALSO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE AID TO THE COUNTRY!..
    I KNOW THE COUNTRY VERY WELL … IT IS POSSIBLY THE MOST UNEDUCATED PRIMITIVE COUNTRY IN AFRICA.. “THE JEALOUS HEART OF AFRICA”.. A EVIL SOCIETY

    I HOPE THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY LEAVE THIS COUNTRY ALONE TO FIND THEIR OWN WAY…

  8. Nkwapuleni says:

    To say the truth i agree with mr kapito. Much as we have noted that the government is failing malawians, the opposition is worse. It does not offer any solution to the current problems malawi is facing. All they are saying is government has failed, tiwachotse tilowemo ife. You mean you want to rule through the back door? Mukuiopa ballot? Opposition is government in waiting, show us that you are capable of turning around the tables otherwise mukungofuna kulowa mboma kuti nanu mukatibere.

  9. Mr Tsambalikagwa, it should as well be noted that king Mwanga of buganda kingdom was firstly confused by the rival christian teachings of the catholics and protestants which made him abandon both and associated himself with Arab slave traders. It was these Arab slave traders who introduced homosexuality to him, not that it was in the culture. (The kingdom of God in Africa page 237 by Mark Shaw).
    Thank you.

  10. Dr Manga says:

    CAN YOU PLEASE SCHOOL ME.WHATS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CONSUMER RIGHTS AND HOMOSEXUALITY? OTHERWISE MR KAPITO SEEM TO BE LOST.

  11. mg says:

    iwant to earn juppie muhango he comment foolishly he feel he is agiant,ur time
    .

  12. Banzo says:

    Kapito, that true. Opposition they are greedy of power. Why cant they show now if they have something on the table. Let them demostrate their leadership before given a tittle. Once I was told that a good leader does not need a tittle.

    Kapito you are a leader, continue leading the poor Malawians by telling those greedy people truth. Millions of people are behind your back. Forgot those poor comments.

  13. malawi wane says:

    kapito umphawi wakupengesa. You have lost direction if not you are confused or about to become insane. Where are you heading? Pliz retire. It must be old age which is affecting you. Retire before your substance is completely eroded that malawians may be remembering u of ur past good works.

  14. Gyff chinseu says:

    Since homosexuality has existed since the beginning of time in Malawi but Christianity was introduced by outsiders to Malawi, he must get rid of all religious leaders based on his logic. What a hypocritical fool.

  15. Kholowa mkabudula says:

    India was sanctioned by the west long time ago. But indians never knelt down to the west and continued developments in agriculture and so on.Indian economy started to grow up until now india doesn’t need the west but the needs india. Imagine Obama and Cameron competing each other trying to persuade india once sanctioned by them to do trade with them? Can’t malawi do the same rather than kneel down for aid everyday that never develop the land? Now the west is in financial crisis, should we expect something goodfrom there? Intead of our leaders keep going to america or britain can’t they go to india and learn how they managed to sort it out?

  16. What about? says:

    I think last paragraph is heavily edited and the Judas Iscariotism of one Laza is taken away!

  17. Chitsiru says:

    Kapito Usatipusitse. Nesa umati wayenda dziko lose chimanga chayamba kupezeka numa ADMARK? Nde uzikamba zoti boma lalephera kuthandiza aMalawi? Mutu umaseweza koma?

  18. kennedy says:

    Point has been missed here, this guy called kapito. What is the main point? And who’s side are you between the poor, dpp and opposition? Please be clear before clearting further confusions. Most of kapito’s speesh sides with dpp forgetting the peoples needs.

  19. Mr Kapito, I really agree with your views and appreciate for good job well done, Speaking onbehalf of poor Malawians, But on the issue of same sex relationship I beg to differ with you, King Mwanga of Uganda was openly gay and Ugandan martyrs were burnt to death between 1885 to 1887 on orders of King Mwanga for denying to have gay sex with him, When they converted to christianity. Therefore to say that Donors are imposing on Malawians “Values and Culture that are contrary to their tradition, Its baseless and unfounded. Its about African Gays and Lesbians who always lodge a complain to western countries for their gay rights being violated by african Leaders not to be imposed to african.

  20. Paschal says:

    Good points raised by CAMA director. I only have two questions to him.
    Does CAMA have a work place policies?
    How long has he been in charge and how long is his tenure of office?
    I wonder, Ever since I heard about CAMA its him and him alone. Is this NGO democratic?
    Thinking aloud

  21. Chifwede says:

    akuti Kapito warns donors.. Kkkkkk. Who are you to warn donors? Kodi ku CAMA zaka sizinakwane kuti mupange retire? We need fresh blood who will decentralize the operations and activities of CAMA so that consumers are empowered and demand their rights.

    Otherwise the current status qou is that Mr. Kapito you are monopolizing CAMA for your personal gain.

  22. you blust well kapito,go deeper thru tough measures .i guess all of you, your fucked up. Team leader must kick my ass holle,dare devil and million dollar pussy men

  23. Myao says:

    Phulikani a Kapito. If both the govt n opposition are visionless what have u as a concern group brought to the table as a solution and strategic planning for the future.

  24. pa nya says:

    tamva zonse so wat do you suggest

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