General Secretary of Blantyre Synod, Reverend Dr. Billy Gama has courted controversy when he suggested that President Lazarus Chakwera will serve a presidential second term from 2025 to 2030.
Gama said this Saturday during the graduation ceremony of the University of Blantyre Synod.
“Your Excellency, after you have done your second term (2025-2030) others will appreciate that it is possible for someone with a theological background to become President of Malawi,” said Gama.
Blantyre Synod of the CCAP has always been deemed as pro-Democratic Progressive Party.
Some Malawians have taken up in various social media platforms to criticise Gama of the remark, accusing him of wanting favours from the Chakwera administration.
This comes as some political commentators say the popularity of President Lazarus Chakwera and his Tonse Alliance seem to be nose diving because of the escalating rise in cost of living in the country.
Meanwhile, the first female moderator for the CCAP Blantyre Synod, Reverend Edna Navaya has been installed as the first Chancellor for the University of Blantyre Synod.
She presided over awarding of degrees in Masters of Arts in Theology.
Eighteen students graduated on Saturday in the first congregation of the University attended by President Chakwera.
A minister and academician, Reverend Navaya was installed by the University’s council chair, Address Malata and her vice Nancy Chitera.
In his speech, President Chakwera said his government will fully support University of Blantyre Synod (UBS) to success having earlier observed that great University’s across the world including Oxford and Cambridge were founded by the clergy, and UBS is a product of that tradition.
Chakwera has spoken to the graduands to put value in their education to the service of people and Malawi.
Chakwera has challenged the first congregation to prove their worth to the nation beyond knowledge and skills by choosing a new way of doing and building things that reflects the new way of thinking.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :