Chilima gets Livingstonia Synod nod on abolishing ‘evil’ quota system

Livingstonia Synod of the CCAP Church has given full support to Vice President Saulos Chilima’s candidature over his pragmatism by being the first politician to publicly denounce the quota system.

Rev Nyondo

The synod General Secretary (GS), Reverend Levi Nyondo, said the church fully supports the stand Chilima has taken on the matter, arguing the policy was aimed disadvantaging and depriving people from the Northern Region of their right to education.

“The same day we congratulated him because this is what we have been asking the government to abolish for more than 10 years. But government has been deaf, with no response. So, if this [policy] can be abolished, we really thank him,” said Nyondo in an interview on Saturday.

But the GS said the church followers will tread cautiously over the matter, considering that local politicians are good at promising what they will not implement once elected into positions of their choice.

“But Malawians need to give him a chance. We have confidence in him because he has said it and he is the first politician of influence to come out strongly against the policy. Other presidents in the past have even failed to mention it. We are waiting that when he assumes power, Chilima will implement his anti-quota system policy. The answer is in his hands,” Nyondo said.

Chilima told thousands of people that gathered for the United Transformation Movement (UTM) launch in Lilongwe that he will abolish the equitable selection of students to public universities, arguing it was designed to serve interests of selfish politicians.

“Quota system is evil and satanic. I will abolish it the same day I have been elected to presidency. It is disenfranchising deserving students from the North based on their region of origin. That’s not acceptable!” he said.

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winston msowoyay
3 years ago

MWANA NYANI,Yes,the name fits you it means you are the son of MONKEY.let me educate this son of monkey that,NORTHERNERS are not self-perceived victims of quota system which has never broken the youth of the North.they still pass with very high marks despite this unhuman system.Indeed son of a mokey,the people of the Noth are going to vote for Chilima who has come in the open of all Presidents we have had,to kill the bloody quota system which has also tainted thee governments of Malawi.This son of evil,frankly speeking,has not destroyed Northerners,for instance,go to the UK universities,you will find hundreds… Read more »

VYOTO
VYOTO
3 years ago

BAKILI MULUZI ABOLISHED THE DISCRIMINATORY QUOTA SYSTEM WHILE IN GOVERNMENT,IT WAS RE INTRODUCED BY THE TRIBALISTIC LATE BINGU MUTHALIKA.DO WE ALL REMEMBER THAT EVEN BINGU USED TO SAY HE WILL ABOLISH IT? DO WE ALL KNOW THAT THE USUALLY SLEEPY MCP CONTINUES TO BE SILENT,MCP NEITHER OPENLY SUPPORTS IT NOR SPEAKS AGAINST IT.YOUNG CHILIMA HAS TAKEN A RISK BY SPEAKING THE TRUTH,WHAT A TRUE AND GOD FEARING LEADER.THOSE LEADERS THAT KEEP SILENT AND BRING IN CHEATING DEFINITIONS OF THE EVIL QUOTA SYSTEM LIKE FAIR DISTRIBUTION OF EDUCATION ARE NOT DIFFERENT FROM THE CORRUPT LEADERS , I MEAN THE DR GEORGE… Read more »

Vipsya
Vipsya
3 years ago
Reply to  VYOTO

U just show how limited ur thinking is? Havent u heard MCP speaking against this? call MCP wati want but UTM is DPP and same mbava….

Fortunately he cannt win…SKC cannt win….analikuti? He campaigned in 2013 promoting this policy and four yes he has….wen other actors said this is evil he was busy caressing APM……He promoted evil policies….. simungatipusise….make it little noise but see Zim reality…..

winston msowoya
3 years ago

KAKA NI DADA,YOU ARE REALLY A NICOMPOOP.RIGHT NOW CHAKWERA IS RULED BY AN ARAB,HE HAS NO TIME FOR NORTHERNERS.HE HAS BEEN IN THE BRUTAL MCP FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS NOW,WHY COULDN’T HE RAISE THIS ISSUE OF QUOTA SYTEM.YOU ARE ALSO AN IDIOT AND YOU MUST SHUTUP AND REMAIN IN YOUR KILLER MCP.DO YOU THINK THAT PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN WHAT MCP DID TO THEM? FOOLISH MAN!!!!!!!!!!

Vipsya
Vipsya
3 years ago

We are in north. ndipo tikusupporter Chakwera. upsa ndima…..Chakwera is our President. imwe gawanani ma vote nge umo Chilima wakayowoyera…..kugawana zida. akuba nokha nokha.

SKC is one of the DPPs
SKC is one of the DPPs
3 years ago

Subaru. Ulira…..We cannot allow technological mbava in SKC…..We are going but cannot be cheated….

Mwananyanian
Mwananyanian
3 years ago

Does this new Chilima really thinks the Northern Region, the self perceived victim of the “quota”, will vote for him and UTM instead of their own Party, AFORD?
And how about the rest of country, does it not count, Mr VP?

LEGO
3 years ago
Reply to  Mwananyanian

Northerners they don’t vote based on regionalism but rather on merit of a candidature

Vison
Vison
3 years ago
Reply to  LEGO

You are right

Ntengo wa Kesia
Ntengo wa Kesia
3 years ago

Chilima abolishing “quota”? Only a dream.
The so-called quota is supported by the MAJORITY OF MALAWIANS; and SKC and his bus company will go down i defeat, majorly, on this issue. He’s shown great naivite by denouncing this fair system (fair to the whole country) right off the blocks.
I tell you, the so-called quota is a third rail in Malawi politics; no body of consequence will want to mess with it.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
3 years ago

Popular with dunderheads like yourself. Hoping you will even understand my writing.

winston msowoya
3 years ago

CONGLATULATIONS LIVINGSTONIA SYNOD!!!!!!! Your response to our next President Chilima,is humanely and patriotic.Chilima deserves the North’s gratitudes in the sense that,all leaders who came before him are immoral and tribalistic Banda,never cared about the quota system,to them everything was going on well,forgeting the fact that this was purely tribalism.And not only that,economically,the North was brutally ignored by the coming leaders viz: Bakili Muluzi,idiotic Bingu Muthalika,J.Banda and Peter Mathanyula.As you can see,all of them came from the Central and Southern Malawi as if they are the only ones who own Malawi.As AFORD is six-feet deep,i strongly urge my brothers and sisters… Read more »

Kamzumi
Kamzumi
3 years ago

U are great cheat….Where has he been since 2013 when he campaigned on the same? He is as great cheat as you are. mbava nonse sitikusiyani………..Like Kaliati sold Nyika here. We cannot forget………he was there when our brothers were killed. don’t count north. Ise no Chilima…..answers timudyere…..but palibe chaka 2019

icho
icho
3 years ago

bwinotu bwino saulosi

Chalo nimazyola
Chalo nimazyola
3 years ago

Well done! its about time people start taking a stand and not just sit in the background fearful, Freedom is not free, we all need to raise up and fight for our rights, weve been oppressed for to long, lets rally behind SKC, he is the real deal!!!!!

Manyozo
Manyozo
3 years ago

as for me and my family can not vote for those who call equitable access to education evil and satanic

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
3 years ago
Reply to  Manyozo

Do not ABUSE words PLEASE!!!
There’s UNFAIRLY fair in the word equity.
What is unfairly FAIR when an unprivileged girl from Nthalire Community Day Chitipa with 15 points who was studying using KOLOBOYI being left out for university selection and picking a nephew of a minister from Mulanje with 20 points (after repeating his MSCE at Kaphuka Private)? Does it make sense? Do you call this equitable access? No wonder SKC calls the system EVIL and SATANIC!!!
SHAME!!!

Phingo
Phingo
3 years ago
Reply to  Chilungamo

So are you saying people in other district are foreigner to education system? If someone is in Neno using the same coloboyi and get 10 points should he or she remain home just because the merit needs Mkandawire or chirwa? If you did listern to that part at mjamba did you hear people prouding? That one will gona cost him something

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
3 years ago
Reply to  Phingo

Noted and applauded. But UNESCO in its research conducted in the mid 1980s discovered that every child is born with intelligence, and that its the environment in which the child is combined with other social factors that influences it to do either bad or better in class. At most, some fail to exploit their intelligence.The boy from Kasungu who harnessed the wing showed people in Malawi how to exploit once’s intelligence despite residing in a rural setting. The south is lucky in that it has a lot of schools and universities, possibly combining those in the north and the centre.… Read more »

Napoleone
Napoleone
3 years ago

Some people are still in their sleeping bags. Really Rev . All what you think is oat system. You don’t think of turning the north around with better developments, that will create jobs. Hey, some people are difficult to understand the way they reason..

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