The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has told the government that it has mandate to serve Malawians not donors reminding the Peter Mutharika administration that homosexual laws are alien to Malawian culture and traditions.
Father Peter Mulomole, spokesman for PAC said this in response to Foreign Affairs minister George Chaponda who recently conceded that homosexuality laws were suspended because of pressure from donors.
Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom put pressure on governent to drop homosexual charges against Cuthbert Kulemeka and Kelvin Gomani latest suspects in gay case.
“Government should be decisive on this matter. It is very clear Malawians have rejected homosexuality therefore the government needs to tread carefully. Either it should serve Malawians or donrs,” said Mulomole.
Mulomole said Malawians respect human rights but that does not mean that alien culture and traditions should be imposed on Malawians.
Mulomole suggested there should be a countrywide survey to determine how many Malawians embrace gays.
However, Timothy Mtambo of Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation says human rights issues have no boundary.
“In human rights there is no such things as majority or minority, infact we protect the minority in human rights,” he said
. He said Malawi does not have the luxury of choosing which human rights issues issues to observe because Malawi embraced democracy in 1994 and is a signatory to several international human rights conventions.