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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keyboard
5 months 27 days ago
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… Read more »
Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
5 months 29 days ago

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.

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
5 months 29 days ago

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!!!

WinstonMsowoya
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WinstonMsowoya
5 months 29 days ago

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!!!

backbencher
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backbencher
5 months 30 days ago

@ 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

backbencher
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backbencher
5 months 30 days ago
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… Read more »
Timmy
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Timmy
5 months 30 days ago
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… Read more »
Nkwapuleni
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Nkwapuleni
5 months 30 days ago

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.

Rodriguas Latata
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5 months 30 days ago

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.

Dr Manga
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5 months 30 days ago

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

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