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Allow me to express my concern over President Joyce Banda’s decision to reverse her appointment of Vice-President Khumbo Kachali as overseer of the Electoral Commission.
I have noted that many people, organisations and church groupings are praising the President for reversing her decision, but my stand is that JB should not be praised because she clearly knew that what she was doing was wrong.
The President knew that the EC is supposed to be independent as per Section 76 (4) of the Constitution. Therefore, praising her for reversing the decision where she flouted the very same Constitution she swore to defend and uphold is not necessary.
From now onwards, the President should desist from making such costly mistakes by consulting thoroughly.
More on Livingstonia Synod
Let me comment on the letter titled ‘CCAP Livingstonia Synod: Church or tribal club’ which appeared in The Nation of December 19, 2012.
I agree with the writer of the article that Livingstonia Synod seems to be tribalistic and regionalistic.
One such example is when the moderator of the Synod was praying for rains at the Bingu Conference Centre. While the rest of the clergy spoke either in English or Chichewa, he chose Tumbuka despite that the audience came from diverse backgrounds.
I am sure most patrons did not get much from his sermon because of the language barrier. How can someone who does not understand Tumbuka go to this Synod if one is interested to join?
It is high time that we all accept Chichewa as our national language. No one can dispute this because from Chitipa to Nsanje almost everyone understands or speaks Chichewa. I do not see any harm in accepting this truth.
May God have mercy on us.