Malawi Council of Churches shuns Covid-19 civic education

A senior Malawi Council of Churches (MCC) official says the council would not get involved in civic education on Covid-19 preventive measures and vaccine, saying this would be out of its mandate.

Bishop Gilford Matonga: Outside mandate

MCC chairperson Gilford Matoga says civic educating people on Covid-19 would be outside their mandate.

The government is expected to roll out the AstraZeneca vaccine next month, starting with frontline workers and other vulnerable groups.

There have been calls for the clergy to take a leading role in encouraging people to receive the vaccine amid widespread myths and misconceptions.

Some people reject the imminent vaccine on personal grounds for fear of experiencing life threatening side effects while others cite religious beliefs.

Matoga therefore explains that most denominations that oppose medical treatment are not MCC members therefore it would be difficult to engage them.

He suggests that the government should enhance awareness campaigns on the vaccine to ensure everyone gets the right information.

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1 year ago

Truth be told, the article and the title speak volumes apart.

This story needed serious editors to note that Matonga is only saying those religious groups that shun medications aren’t MCC members and remain outside MCC mandate and therefore MCC will not engage them. And therefore government is best placed to engage these groups.

Very daft, this Khamula reporter and the editors that handled his crap.

McBeth Msiyaludzu
1 year ago
Reply to  Truth

These days, we have security guards pretending to be journalists.

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