In his Malawi News column, ‘Hitting-the-nail’, George Kasakula, the paper’s editor-in-chief writes on who had the bad and the good week.
The Blantyre Synod of the CCAP Church leadership led by general secretary Alex Maulana had a bad week for not letting go of elections by-gones and wanting to victimise fellow reverend, Stanley Chimesya, all because he was not in his camp.
We all believe churches are not mere secular clubs where hatred and politics of kuthana take place. On the contrary, we believe churches are guided by the Holy Spirit where forgiveness and brotherhood reign.
Yet what is happening in the Synod is just like what obtains in politics. It is hard to imagine that these reverends are fighting over a simple vehicle.
Lawyers have been hired just to make sure that the vehicle donated by a politician, Joyce Banda, is taken away from Chimesya.
Honestly, I do not see where the problem is because Chimesya belongs to the Synod and has not retired to warrant his non-use of the Nissan Sentra.
The Blantyre Synod leadership is a big let down to its many Christians who are wondering where their church is going. The leadership had a bad week.
Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe had a good week for coming out of Capital Hill to face Malawians through Times TV’s Point Blank with host Bayana Chunga.
It is common knowledge that we are living in an economy that has literally tanked. The kwacha continues to tumble down big time as inflation is biting us very hard with prices of all essential goods skyrocketing, thereby eating into our static incomes.
Companies cannot produce enough as they have to contend with price fluctuations of raw material imports on daily basis.
Gondwe’s words during the interview did nothing to assuage any of our pain or offer prospects for the future.
In fact, Gondwe took the opportunity to qualify the statement that he made earlier this year to the effect that our economic problems would be over by May.
He now says that depends on the amount of rain the country receives and the food we harvest.
So far, the rain is not satisfactory and so we should brace for trouble and that is what the Finance Minister was essentially saying.
This is bad news but Gondwe was brave and candid to break it to us. He had a good week. We need someone just to, at least, pretend that they are aware of our problems and are doing something about it no matter how remote it might be.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :