The Public Affairs Committee (PAC), a grouping of religious leaders in Malawi, says there is a need to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials to unite with members from other political parties.
PAC’s Publicity Secretary Reverend Maurice Munthali said other political parties are not happy with the way DPP conducted itself during its tenure of office.
“This has widened the gap between DPP and other political parties and making its officials not to be trusted anymore,” said Rev. Munthali on private station Zodiak.
Munthali said the conduct of some DPP officials led to loss of public trust and creation of a big gap between the party itself and other parties; which cannot be covered with mass defections of the officials from DPP to other parties.
The faith-based group proposed a Truth and Reconciliation Commission where the concerned officials can go and account their conducts for them to gain public trust without being probed.
He expressed the hope that the new government will look into the resolutions they recommended to DPP during the PAC and all-Inclusive Stakeholders conference held in Blantyre last month.
He concluded by saying that although the resolutions have not been transferred formally, the new regime has to look into them with a sober eye as they are meant to solve the problems Malawians are facing.
The reverend’s call for the DPP repent is indeed appropriate especially with reports that no less than the DPP Regional Governor for the South, Noel Masangwi, has publicly admitted that the DPP screwed up and took Malawians for granted.
It remains to be seen if the DPP will accept PAC’s advice or will continue to be adamant, despite its Regional Governor’s admission.
When PAC was busy raising concerns on how disgruntled local masses felt about governance issues, the DPP with all spokesperson including Hetherwick Ntaba , attacked individuals in their personal capacity.
DPP has not responded to PAC ‘s remarks as Wakuda Kamanga the party’s secretary general said he did not have details of the message.