Livingstonia Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbytery(CCAP)- the vocal voice on social and political matters -has again attacked the Peter Mutharika administration, saying it is promotion policies that are marginalising people on ethinic and regional grounds.
Government’s fierce critic, the Reverend Levi Nyondo, who is the synod’s general secretary said they will not relent from criticising politicians when they deviate from the principles of morality and Christianity.
Speaking at the function to celebrate 10 years of the synod’s Lilongwe presbetry, Nyondo said government is promoting policies “aimed at serving interest of a few.”
Nyondo criticised government’s proposed Termination of Pregnancy Bill to legalise abortion, saying it is against the such piece of legislation.
He also said they are opposed to legalising same-sex marriages.
Nyondo retaliated the synod’s stand against Government for continuing with the University of Malawi quota selection system, saying it has left out deserving candidates from the colleges especially those from north Malawi.
The quota system, which the Malawian government refers to as Equitable Access to University Education, requires higher education institutions to admit students based on where they come from. It is aimed at discouraging a trend under the merit system that saw people from the north entering higher education in greater numbers than students from the south.
“The Livingstonia synod of the CCAP maintains its stand on this policy. We say no to quota system,” Nyondo said.
Nyondo said students should not be admitted to the public university because of the regions they come from but rather on merit, saying the quota system is diving the nation.
“We say away with quota system in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. We want merit in this country.”
Former president late Bingu wa Mutharika introduced the quota system to ensure that all districts in the country provided students to the public university after noticing that students from the north, usually hard working and bright, were dominating the University of Malawi selection.
But Nyondo said the selection should be based on merit, regardless of one’s region of origin.
Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya who is also opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) vice president attended the event but government shunned.
Livingstonis Synod comments comes at a time when mainstream churches in the country have been silent on issues affecting the country and its leadership.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :