Malawi needs decisive leaders –PAC says at ‘future of Malawi’ meeting

A major conference organised by quasi-religious grouping the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) is underway in Blantyre where a cross-section of Malawians is discussing the future of the country with is facing economic crisis.

Chingota:   Malawi needs  decisive leadership

Chingota: Malawi needs decisive leadership

Opening the conference, Blantyre CCAP Synod’s the Reverend Felix Chingota, who is moderator of St Columba CCAP congregation; – the conference chairman – said Malawi does not need donor aid to deal with socio-economic problems prevailing in the country but decisive leadership.

“We just need the leadership that can look at our vast resources and know how to use them prudently,” he said.

The indaba by the influential inter-faith civil society grouping is discussing the political, economic and food shortages that have virtually making Malawi fast going into a failed state.

Chingota in an interview with journalists later said the current leadership falls short of this, saying this is why Malawi has been hit by the numerous problems.

“We have many problems right now. Take the food shortage for instance; we don’t need funding for this. What we need is to have leadership that can use the available resources and turn Malawi into a bread basket,” he said.

The government blames the current food shortages to floods and drought caused by El Niño whilst some experts say bad government agricultural problems have compounded the natural disasters problems.

Finance minister Goodall Gondwe who is attending the meeting conceded some of the problems the country is facing do not indeed need donor aid but decisive leadership.

He said the government has already started working on some issues to turn around tables.

The conference has unruffled quite a few feathers with government claiming that it has been organised to topple the government of President Peter Mutharika.

But PAC spokesman, Catholic priest Peter Mulomole, said Malawians have a democratic right to hold a lawful assembly anywhere in the country.

On instigating regime change, Mulomole described the allegation as paranoia.

There was an unusually heavy police presence in the city of Blantyre throughout the day. Anti-riot vehicles full of heavily-armed paramilitary police could be seen driving all over the city throughout the day.

The PAC meeting continues on Thursday.

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Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
7 months 7 days ago
Mr.Great One,you are not the great one,but rather a toothless bulldog.What I can tell you is that there is no difference between you and the two Muthakas frankeinsteins’ monsters.If Malawians could not blame Peter Mathanyula who else can be blamed you half human being? I can assure you that if Peter is removed from the Presidency he stolled using again,the stollen funds from poor people of Malawi,things will of course change to the best.He has proved himself the most unintelligent leader Malawi has ever had.To be fair,Bakili Muluzi and Joice Banda were far better than Peter Mathanyula,indeed,it is heart breaking… Read more »
Alungwana
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Alungwana
7 months 8 days ago

Malawi a failed state!

Malonda Anzako
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Malonda Anzako
7 months 8 days ago
Its true PAC and her fellows were of the the regime change since they have been exposed have no massage for malawians. We are comparing things from different stand points. those that seemed to achieve had all the donar supports but they stole, while this one has no donars compounded with the natural disasters, We should compare things when all are equal and not otherwise. Were’nt you the same PAC that gave Bingu 90days because of his stand against devaluing the kwacha? He stood his ground but you chose the masses that had no direction and today apoor professors says… Read more »
the great one
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the great one
7 months 8 days ago
Zimafuna mzeru don’t just comment. what I have observed is that Malawians are obsessed with bad motives, short sighted ppo. why can’t we be discussing issues which can build Malawi, do u think that if the incumbent president go things can change you are just building castles in the sky. The problems we are going through are not because of Peter its just time don’t be chicken head. We are talking of hunger what measures have we put to overcome come it. What plans do we have for the years to come. I have more to write but a lot… Read more »
Chafwa Chanunkha piiiiii
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Chafwa Chanunkha piiiiii
7 months 9 days ago

Vomekezani kuti lakukanikani Boma kuyendetsa mupaseni masiku ameneyu azayamba kunama kkkkkkk Magufuli akuwaposa ulamula

Apao Kugola
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Apao Kugola
7 months 9 days ago

I wish Kamulepo Kalua was holding a decisive position in politics. He has positive ambitions and could become our Magufuli. Kamulepo has never changed his colour in terms of political idealogy. Zinazi, aaa, mmwemo — namsongole ndi tirigu kukulira limodzi ndithu. Koma wokolola akuchedwa.

Pulizi save this fast eroding nation from the socioeconomic obscurity. Bamusi ndi wopanda nzeru musamumvere. m’bale wake Enock ku UK akusowa mtengo wogwira chifukwa chokakamira hule lomwe analitengera kusukulu. Mabvuto Bamusi go to UK and pump sense into your borther before you can try to confuse the nation of Malawi.

Mbite

B. MANDA
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B. MANDA
7 months 9 days ago

Atumbuka amakha tagundika nawo ma comment otukwana kodi ife mtundu wathu unakhala bwanji? Sitingasinthe lija mkale amathu amitundu ina anayamba kutidandaula.

Jere
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Jere
7 months 9 days ago

PETER MUTHARIKA MUST FALL

BOKHO
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BOKHO
7 months 9 days ago

Go go PAC this govt must go now don’t delay otherwise we will all die.

yakumbuyo
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yakumbuyo
7 months 9 days ago

Gondwe just accept you that you have failed.You told us that DOLLAR has stablise ,Has it? You told us that Maize is available where is it? Inflation would go down where is it? Every body is failing to service loans /Where is the Government? Cashgate 577 billion you are quiet .Information bill ,you are quiet.White people do not need you .you have destroyed our country

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