Rev Nyondo urges DPP to accept church criticism: Refuses to be clap hands to ‘Mutharika’s empty promises’

Livingstonia Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) says President Peter Mutharika’s administration should accommodate criticism from church and learn from what makes sense.

Rev Nyondo: We are not hand clappers for empty promises

Reverend Levi Nyondo, Livingstonia Synod general secretary, said this in response to a call by Presidential Advisor on Youth Affairs, Nick Masebo that the church should slow down in criticising government, saying they “have gone too far”

Livingstonia Synod has been very critical of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government.

Masebo told a DPP political rally at Katoto School Ground in Mzuzu City in presence of DPP secretary general Greselder Jeffrey wa Jeffrey that he and other members of the church are  “not comfortable” when they criticise  Mutharika.

“President Professor Arthur Peter  Mutharika deserves respect and attacking him using the church, which we are part of, is an embarrassment,” said Masebo.

But Nyondo remains  defiant that the church will not be bulldozed into handclapping for Mutharika’s “empty promises,”  arguing time for oppression is over.

Said Nyondo: “President Mutharika has failed to develop the Northern Region and they expect us to just be watching. We will never clap hands for his empty promises.”

But Minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Nicholas Dausi, who is also government official spokesman, is on record saying in his view  Livingstonia Synod has nothing against the DPP government.

“It plays the prophetic role and the government under Mutharika will appreciate that the church has the role to play as a voice of national conscious. The fact that government and the church can be friendly does not mean the church cannot criticise government,” said Dausi.

He said the  diversity of ideas should always be a source of strength rather than a source of confrontation.

“Sentimental attitudes, allegations, speculations and criticisms sometimes depend on the understanding of that person and in what context the judgement is being portrayed,” he said.

The synod  has been critical of Mutharika’s rule, accusing it of promoting regionalism and nepotism.

One of the policy issues which the Synod has been relentless in fighting against DPP is the quota system in admitting students to public universities.

Government has been defensive on calls to abolish quota system despite three presidents, including incumbent Peter Mutharika and his brother the late Bingu, promising to end it.

Former vice-president Khumbo Kachali is on record saying the synod is “the voice of the people and whatever it says stands and no one can go against it”.

He warned that the people will not stop raising their concerns until government listens to their cries.

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4 years ago

Hahahaha! Even Nyondo has the audacity to criticise Govt. Manyazi agwire mtengo. He must be an agent of something supernatural

4 years ago

The worst enemies for the northern region are the people from the North. We have good examples. You are busy developing BLANTYRE and Lilongwe. Who do you think will develop your sick North. I am proud to be from Kaonga, at least we try to develop our district. Development at Kaonga Boma is there because of the people from Kaonga. The government has done nothing in Karonga. Mulipo Zulu Ku Mzimba, Rumphi and Nkhatabay. The likes of Goodall GONDWE, Vuwa, Obama. Make noise to have your fellow northerner out of prison. He is a political prisoner. Here I mean Kasambala.… Read more »

4 years ago

boma lopusa ili, chitsiru chimati mumtima mwake “kulibe Mulungu”. Simungapambane kunyoza &kulimbana ndi anthu odzozedwa awa, anu ndi matemberero inu a DPP, tsoka!!

4 years ago

Nyondo and his church was the first to call for PERETE on the 50+1 issue. With this knock-out where are you
Mr Nyondo? Mkuluyu ndi wa makani wopanda phindu. Penapake munthu ukalephera koposa muyeso umangoziponya basi. Ngakhale church chanu sichingapindule kanthu kutsogozedwa ndi munthu woganiza moperewera ngati inu a Nyondo. Kapena mungoyimika candidate mu 2019 kuti nanunso mudzayese mwayi ngati a Chakwera.

4 years ago

Why is Nyondo continue fighting a losing battle? What else can Nyondo advise government when he fails to organize his small family? Recently he was fighting his fellow pastors for reminding him that his tenure of office is over. If Livingstonia Synod is failing to show development it is because of the greedy Nyondos who wish everything is theirs. Nyondo has tried to destroy this government by using his church but his evil desires have been repelled by God himself.

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