Malawi Rastas complain discrimination in public appointments: Engage Minister Mtambo

Minister of Civic Education and National Unity, Timothy Mtambo, on Friday engaged with the Rastafarian community at their gathering site in Area 47,  Lilongwe where they urged government to have policies that remove discrimination.

Mtambo with the Rasta
Rastas engage civic education minister Mtambo, complaint government overlooking them in appointments

Mtambo’s meeting with the Rastas comes in as part of his initiative of meeting community and religious leaders ahead of the launch of his ministry’s the civic education national policy.

The Rastas took time to tell the minister of their concerns and what they expected the new Tonse Alliance led government to do for them.

During the interface, they complained of the problems with the education system , saying  Ministry of Education were still denying children with dreadlocks access to classes in government schools.

They asked government to ” allow all children of Rastafarian religion who have dreadlocks, enroll into public schools.”

Rastas pointed out that there is a constitutional right to education for all despite one’s beliefs, according to Section 25 and Section 13 of the Republican Constitution.

They also expressed their disappointment with government appointments so far as nobody from the Rasta community has been appointed.

“Government is not remembering us, none from our community has been given any government role, not even  as a board member on the Cannabis board. Our religion is also not being fully recognized,” highlighted Elder Galawanda, one of the leaders of the community

On the Rasta religion, the group expressed their concern over the current composition of the Public Affairs Committee which does not have a representative of the Rastafarian community

The Minister in his remarks  said there are a lot of things that other Malawians can learn from the Rasta community such as the promotion of peace .

“Rastas are peaceful people, rarely do you hear a rasta fighting somebody. All they strive for is tolerance and promotion of peace, one love and unity, an important catalyst in my ministry effort to  promote peace and unity in the country,” said mtambo.

He then assured the community that the Tonse government is pushing for an open and inclusive government and that the concerns that they have raised have been noted and government will work on them.

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8 months ago

Nonse mukulemba zonyoza Rasta chifukwa cha chamba Mlengi akukhululukileni.Dziko la Malawi laonongeka ndi anthu ophunzira osasuta chamba koma aba vindalama apha wathu osalakwa kwabasi ndiye pano mukuti chamba ndi choipa koma pitani kupurisoni mukafufuze ngati kuli Rasta anamangidwa chifukwa chakuba kapena kupha.Ngati mulibe chokamba kuli bwino kungokhala chete.Mumanyumba mwanumo mukakhala mwinanso kutheka kuti mumamvera nyimbo za Reggae ndiye poti mau amati chitsiru chinayimba ng‘oma ochenjera navina 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥umbuzi kumaganiza osamangobwebweta chifukwa muli ndi ufulu otero bloodklaat bumboklaat vampires satan company afiti

Madalitso luhanga
Madalitso luhanga
8 months ago

We are living in democracy and freedom country, we do not have to deny any such because rastas are also voting for the president who will take care of their rights

Bauleni12
Bauleni12
8 months ago

The word Tonse means ‘all of us’ so far this government is failing everyone on being inclusive.its a sham,a facade and an affront to the whole idea of inclusion. Your either are inclusive or not but don’t fool people. Expectations are high this is why people are demanding their due. Chakwera made too many foolish promises.

Kashma
Kashma
8 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni12

I dont think you can talk in that manner

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago

Inclusiveness.

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Kambewa Ngozo
8 months ago

Foseki
Foseki
Why are these people crying to be given jobs which most of them don’t even qualify
My advice is work hard in schools and stop smoking cannabis

Chokazinga
Chokazinga
8 months ago

All this bitterness from the Rastafarian community is caged around the cabanis board? Sure. No you you better in poisons board or gaming board. We could not do such a thing.

Moya
Moya
8 months ago

I don’t think faith is a factor in recruitment. So Rastas you are taking things to a different perspective. However faith aside we need people who are sober minded to run this country. Most part of the day Rastas are under the influence of drugs to be specific marijuana, so that impairs one’s judgement. We are not going to gamble with leadership at this point of time. We are way too behind in development.

Last edited 8 months ago by Moya
Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago

Koma zilikoliko ku Malawi, 2 minutes azimayi kulirira yowumba wumba, then ma ras nawonso zawo zolira.

Norman Chisale
8 months ago

Kkkkkkkkk Rasta mwakhuta cannabis uko pano mukuwona ngati ku Boma kuno tikugawa chamba Ife.

Peloma
Peloma
8 months ago
Reply to  Norman Chisale

Inu a Norman Chisale paja mudakali m’boma eti! Kkkkkkkkkk

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
8 months ago

Zachamba eti…….

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