Mutharika coy to respond to Catholic pastoral letter: Viola says Malawi President has not read the epistle

President Peter Mutharika says he will not respond to the hard hitting, soul searching Catholic bishops pastoral letter, saying the letter was meant for Catholic faithful.

Viola: President Mutharika has not seen and even read the pastoral letter, its for the Catholics

Viola: President Mutharika has not seen and even read the pastoral letter, its for the Catholics

Presidential press secretary Gerald Viola said by Monday afternoon, Mutharika had not seen the pastoral letter.

“May be after he has seen it, read it and understood its contents, he may respond but the understanding is that the pastoral letter is meant for Catholic faithful. Just be patient, he may issue a statement,” he said.

Mutharika has devout Catholics in his top brass including vice president Saulos Chilima, Minister of Gender Patricia Kaliati, Leader of Government in Parliament Francis Kasaira and state chief spy Nicholous Dausi.

In the pastoral letter, the bishops accused the government of being slow in dealing with problems affecting ordinary Malawians which include acute food shortages and the sharp in rise of cost of living.

Chancellor College assistant professor Happy Kayuni urged the government to take the Catholic criticisms positively instead of being on the defensive line.

“These problems highlighted by the Catholic problems were there, may be the government will now take them seriously now because they have been highlighted by the bishops otherwise the opposition and everyone have been talking about this,” said Kayuni.

He said the government should immediately get to work and tackle each problem if the country has to move on and experience change for the better, saying the condition on the ground is dire.

Peoples Party publicist Ken Msonda advised Mutharika and government to avoid being on the defensive by responding to what the bishops have highlighted.

“God has spoken,” said Msonda on his Facebook wall.

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Donald Trump
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Donald Trump
6 months 8 days ago

the Catholic represent abomination = check in bible

bunny joe
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6 months 9 days ago

mtsogoleli amasankhidwa ndi mulungu chonde amveleni ma bishopuwo

Mlauzi
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Mlauzi
6 months 13 days ago
Some of us foresaw all this in 2014. These days I rarely comment on this forum because I had already predicted this would be our situation if we were to vote for that lot. If you can not create employment for your youths, you can not create markets for your produce, you can not add value etc. the result is poverty, poverty and excruciating and grinding poverty. A good leader would have put in place strategies to cushion the economy in times of calamities such as drought, floods etc. Remember Joseph and Pharaoh in biblical times? It is now intriguing… Read more »
lloyd
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lloyd
6 months 14 days ago

Don’t be stupid Peter , I just say and agree that politics is not ur part, but u r greedy man.

Bazooka
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Bazooka
6 months 14 days ago

The problems we have in Malawi were started by Malawians ourselves. When this President was a cabinet minister he perfomed very miserably and we Malawians elevated him to the position of President despite his many failings. The Tanzanians elevated John Magufuli to the presidency because he was a star perfomer when he was a cabinet minister. Peter Mutharka’s short comings were apparent from the word go. I do not understand him when says that he doesn’t fail when everything around him in chaos.

Boliwoli2
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Boliwoli2
6 months 14 days ago

Iam So happy kuti ampingo mwaziwanso vuto limene liri ndi mtsogoleri uyo.Ngati sakuyankhani what willbe the next step ?aaaaa! Wajaira nda ife a Malawi. He is indeed a proffessor.

therere
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therere
6 months 14 days ago

There is no need to respond, just do the right things period

Nkhombokombo
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Nkhombokombo
6 months 14 days ago

The response to this letter simply is by action, “change for the better”. Do not sound arrogant, things change, you must not forget!!!!

Stupid as dumb
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Stupid as dumb
6 months 14 days ago

He needs to talk to Kamuzu Banda, that’s how it all started.

Lets take our country back
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Lets take our country back
6 months 14 days ago

Paja alibe pulobulem garu ameneyu

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