Catholic’s Thawale heads new PAC executive

Monsignor Dr Patrick Thawale of the influential Catholic Church  has been elected the new chairperson of quasi-religious grouping Public Affairs Committee (PAC) during the election held at its its annual general meeting (AGM) in Blantyre.

PAC ushers in new offic bearers

PAC is made up of the main Protestant, Catholic and Muslim faith groups in Malawi.

During the inter-faith civil society grouping’s AGM, Thawale  defeated Fr Willard Kamdani of Anglican church in the race with 51 votes against 27.

He takes over from Reverend Felix Chingota who did not  seek re-elected after serving his maximum mandatory two-terms.

Brother Osman Karim of Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi has been elected as Vice-chairperson after polling 52 votes against Rev John Gondwe of Livingstonia Synod of the CCAP who got 26 votes.

Reverend Father Mark Mkandawire has been elected as board secretary with 48 votes beating Bishop Alinafe Mkandawire of Anglican Diocese of Southern Malawi who polled 17 votes while Rev Innocent Chikopa of CCAP Blantyre Synod had 13 votes.

Bishop Gilford Matonga is the new Publicity Secretary scooping 56 votes against Prof Mustfa Hussein of Muslim Association fo Malawi who had 19 votes and Pastor James Kalemba 3 votes.

Reverend Dr Davidson Chifungo of Evangelical Association fo Malawi  is the new treasurer. He defeated  Fr Emmanuel Makalande of Anglican.

Members are Reverend Matilda Matabwa, Mrs Agness Kamoto, Sheikh Jaffar Kawinga and Reverend Maureen Tinenenji.

PAC WAS formed in 1992 during the country’s political transition from one-party to multiparty democracy and continues to play its governance watchdog role.

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Dr. Mvuma
Dr. Mvuma
1 year ago

Congrats Bishop Matoga. May our God guide your steps to do the Rightful and needful.

Lego
1 year ago

Why are you only electing Catholic members only.These Catholic members are playing double standard nowadays and i no longer trust them.

tung'ande
tung'ande
1 year ago
Reply to  Lego

The removal of Mulomole is good riddance. The dude endorsed demonstrations and had no moral ground to call for peace talks when all along he sunctioned the Maniacs of the likes of Ntambo to terrorise us. Mulomole was a political representative in PAC and had a pathelogocal hatrage for APM

Mwe'ene
Mwe'ene
1 year ago
Reply to  tung'ande

@tung’ande
Truth to that regarding Mulhomolhe. He indeed inject too much personality into politics; hence the apparent personal animosity to the President.

Mundali
Mundali
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwe'ene

Mutharika is the evil one not Fr. Mulomole

Lilongwe
1 year ago
Reply to  Lego

This comment is for Lego. Inenso am surprised, kuti Catholics got powerful positions. Koma pali vuto? Sitinamve kuti tippex was used. Komanso catholic clergy are highly learned. Look at Thawale, with PHD, was teaching at catholic university of eastern Africa. Was Director of a University Press etc. Lets pray for them

Oops
Oops
1 year ago

I hope there was no tippex fraud, credible and fair elections. Will expect you to do your job as to the will of your elected good luck to the new board members

Halawala
Halawala
1 year ago

This is a pro-DPP PAC. The regime has captured PAC. Fellow citizens forget about the PAC you knew. Money spoke and it spoke loudly. DPP is smiling now. Soon PAC would die

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
1 year ago

Thumbs up for keeping Anglican out of this group…….we all know how Anglican leadership is morally and politically compromised.

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