Catholic Church backs Mtumbuka for criticising Malawi government over education support

Catholic Church has thrown its weight behind Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of Karonga Diocese over his criticim to government’s little support to grant-aided schools.

Bishop Mtumbuka: Issues raised have long been ignored by authorities

Mtumbuka was speaking at Ludzi Girls Catholic Secondary School in Mchinji on Saturday during the institution’s commemoration of its 50 years of existence when he presided over the event and the Holy Mass, accused government of lacking the desire to sufficiently support grant-aided school.

But Ministry of Education reacted , albeit  vaguely, to  the bishop’s concerns but faulted the church for taking to the podium to discuss  the issues instead of using official channels of communication.

However, Catholic secretariat national education coordinator Brother Pascal Mtwana said the issues Mtumbuka raised have long been ignored by authorities, including President Peter Mutharika.

Ntwana said the Bishop’s complaint is “understandable”.

Meanwhile, Mtumbuka said Catholic  church  were pleased with how Ludzi Girls Catholic Secondary School was progressing and pledged continued support to the institution and other secondary schools it runs such as Stella Maris, St Mary’s, providence, Likuni Boys, Likuni Girl, Nkhamenya Girls, Mtendere, St John Bosco, St Patrick’s and Zomba Catholic..

Mtumbuka said the Catholic Church is committed to education in the country.

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prince
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prince

zamasiku ano zimenezi

Walusungu
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CHIMTUMBUKA CHITSIRU. THIS PRIEST WAS SODOMOZING CHILDREN AT ST PAULS.

mkhonde mwenecho
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mkhonde mwenecho

Walusungu where did you get this kind of information saying Mtumbuka was sodomizing children at St paul, this is what we call hate speech . Could you enlighten us on that issue so that we too have the information ?

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

And you were just watching until you decided to post the issue on this forum. So what have you done about it?

Vinjenje
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Vinjenje

Walusungu ndiwe wabodza.

Aka
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Aka

The government top officials are the ones crowding these grant aided schools with their sons and daughters. They do not do the same for District and Day Secondary Schools. Support these institutions because you push in most of your children. Chikomere mbuzi kugunda galu?

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

Secondary Schools such as Masongola, Umbwi, Bwaila, Chiradzulu, Nsanje, Chirumba and Nkhota Kota!

mkhonde mwenecho
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mkhonde mwenecho

Government has been ignoring to render their support to Catholic Schools due to the fact that catholics schools have a lot of funds that is what people think of, in real sense catholic schools need help from the government as well for betterment of conducive environment for our sisters and brothers to get quality education. The Bishop was right when he talked about the government not being supportive in education it is our responsibility to be united as one to speak with one voice to get the required service.

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