Mtambo to hold public lecture on transformative national values

Minister of Civic Education and National Unity Timothy Mtambo  says he will hold a public lecture  this Tuesday at Malawi Assemblies of God Shaeffer hall in Lilongwe aimed at preparing the nation to a new way of thinking that centres on patriotism and national unity in order to develop unique Malawian national values.

The lecture which will start at 8pm  themed “Transformative National Values towards national reconciliation and Unity” comes  at the back of the newly launched National Civic education policy.

Speaking to Nyasa Times, Mtambo said efforts need to be made that the nation should be prepared in how it understands and act on issues of civic education and national unity.

Mtambo’s lecture acknowledges the need for mindset change which vice-president Saulos Chilima advanced when he delivered his national public lecture recently.

“As a nation we don’t not have specific values that we can call these are Malawian values, values that can unite us as the people regardless of political , religious or cultural differences. We need values that we can hold dearly as people, if anything happens, we need to make judgements  or make decisions in the best interest of our values as our country,” said Mtambo.

The minister said his ministry has identified the need for Malawi to have specific values  that identifies it as a nation . This is why he is trying to deliver the lecture as it digs deeper on the issue starting from  founding president Kamuzu Banda’s four cornerstones, President Chakwera’s Super Hi5 Agenda and Chilima’s Mindset Change, to incorporate all those elements into possible development of transformative national values.

Mtambo said  Kamuzu Banda  did set a good foundation of Malawi values  with his four cornerstone of Unity, loyalty, obedience and disciple. However over the years, especially at the transition to multiparty democracy, the country has lost its identity  something that needs to be quickly addressed .

He cited the dwindling levels of discipline across all institutions in Malawi as  the  cause of issues like high levels of corruption,  people not taking responsibility to take care of the environment, lack of political tolerance, increased levels of mob justice and many issues that have all been due to lack of proper national values.

“These values will help us on national reconciliation , healing , unity national development and put us together as a people. The Values will enhance our identity “  said Mtambo

Mtambo plans to take the lecture across the country .The Tuesday lecturer will be moderated by Dae Yang University vice chancellor and former member of parliament for Chitipa North Dr Webster Kameme Siame.

There will also be entertainment by guest artist Shammah Vocals.

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christopher
christopher
7 months ago

Aulimbana ndi Chilima uyu kuyiwala kuti ndi mfana. Bring your own initiative osamatengela za Chilima. SKC ndi dolotu.

guest
guest
7 months ago
Reply to  christopher

sakulimbana ndi chilima, its within unduna wake wa civic education, chilima ndamene akulowerera madela amaunduna aanzake, chilima is the one duplicating things…chilima wayendera misewu yoti ndi unduna wa Sidik Mia, chilima wayendera project ya solar ku salima zoti ndi unduna wa Kambala wa energy, its just duplications basi

Donald McLean
7 months ago

What lecture, to whom? You must be insane you stupid and hypocritical tribalist. Lecture yourself and your kinsfolk, we ve got nothing to pick from you, evil hearted man. Instead of being remorseful for the atrocities you did to this country and apologise you want to lecture us what other than yourself. Let those who are used to being fooled attend your lecture.
Shame on the one that appointed you minister and its just a matter of time before you begin to feel the bitter grip of your wickedness.

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
7 months ago

Who can waste his time listening to him?

PelomaPepe
PelomaPepe
7 months ago

Za ziiiii. What will ordinary Malawians benefit from your public lecture sir?

Limma
Limma
7 months ago
Reply to  PelomaPepe

All these public lectures are absolutely of no use to ordinary Malawians. These are just platforms for these politicians to score personal points. It’s all fuelled by pride, egoistic and self imposition. Total rubbish. Tell the nation what measures have been put in place to improve our healthcare and how we are trending against such measures. Where are we with the solution for blackouts? What’s happening with employment? These are the real issues that matters to Malawians and want we want to hear you speak on. If you deliver on these such critical matters as these, trust me you will… Read more »

phade
phade
7 months ago

he lacks creativity. foolish Mtambo.

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
7 months ago

This is a waste of time and money Mr Mtambo.You mean you were fighting in order to lecture us on petty issues?Come on we need jobs not this trash.Mind you ,if you are not careful you gonna end miserable in 2025.We are watching you and we will make sure there no come back for this boma.

Chatsika
Chatsika
7 months ago

Zikusiyana pati ndi Mindset change lecture ya VP? I knew this dude was a dunder-head but I just didnt realise his level of stupidity was this low.

Phyot Olera Kun Yini
7 months ago

Mtambo must apologize to Malawians, must rebuild what he destroyed, and must compensate those who lost property during his senseless and stupid demonstrations. This is what Malawians are expecting him to do and not this bla bla bla public lecture thing. Mtambo must go to kasungu and see how students have petrol bombed their own secondary school motivated by his stupid slogan of “osawopa”. mtambo, chilima and chakwera, must know that they planted a bad seed of violence in the youth and they have the duty to reverse this mindset. They must instill the spirit of contact and dialogue in… Read more »

goodson
goodson
7 months ago

Your work is not to hold these stupid lectures. Just find a way of putting structures on the ground

Manyalira Mhone
7 months ago

Useless minister in charge of a useless ministry now planning to hold a useless public lecture that will not benefit the nation anything.

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