CCAP Church tells JB to appoint God-fearing ministers in Malawi cabinet

As Malawians anxiously look forward to seeing a new cabinet put in place, the CCAP Church of the Blantyre Synod has advised President Joyce Banda to ensure that she appoints God-fearing people in her next cabinet.

President Banda fired her entire cabinet last Thursday in connection with massive looting of public resources at the government’s seat, Capital Hill, barely 24 hours after returning from her United States tour of duty.

Speaking Sunday during the 80th Anniversary of St Columba CCAP Church, while condemning the financial looting the church said it will pray for the president to build her cabinet around God-fearing people.

General Secretary of the CCAP Blantyre Synod, Rev Alex Maulana, said the church was aware that among the current pressing issues affecting the society was all manner of greed and selfishness that has led to maladministration of public resources.

President Joyce Banda view pavillions mounted at the 80th annivesary celebrations of St Columba Church of the CCAP in Blantyre
President Joyce Banda view pavillions mounted at the 80th annivesary celebrations of St Columba Church of the CCAP in Blantyre

“The synod wishes to reiterate its disapproval of all such manners that indignifies the people. The recent Capital Hill financial looting is equally condemned.

“It is our prayer that God will graciously guide you to put right and God-fearing people in ministerial positions for the glory of God himself,” said Rev Maulana.

However, the general secretary pointed out that the church appreciated the steps taken by President Banda in dissolving her entire cabinet, among others, in an effort to correct things.

“It is our responsibility to pray for you as a church to build your cabinet yet gain,” said Rev Maulana.

The chief executive of the synod also said the church was appreciative of the support it gets from government through its many development initiatives.

He said the church shall endevour to work with government while exercising its prophetic role so that they work out to the betterment of ordinary Malawians whom they are called to serve.

“The synod is committed to working in close cooperation with you and your government in serving the cause of humanity,” Rev Maulana told Banda.

The man of God also observed that the church and government were all challenged in many aspects but the two can only get into the future with hope and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

“I then urge you all to approach the future with hope as we all take our steps to putting things right,” he said.

In her speech, President Banda who was the guest of honor at the event, thanked the church for their concern but insisted that the issue (cahs-gate scandal) was not current as it had gone for 15 years.

She, however, expressed optimism that with God’s guidance the country will overcome the problem.

Published reports indicate that government has lost about K1.6billion due to the looting and so far seven public officers connected to the issue have been arrested in the scandal.

However, Malawians are still not satisfied with the approach arguing government was not doing enough by arresting small fishes and deliberately protecting big-name politicians involved in the issue.

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