New PAC ExCo Promises Continued Mediation

Karim (left) sharing a moment with his colleague at the Indaba Karim (left) sharing a moment with his colleague at the Indaba - Pic by Happy Njalam'mano

The newly elected executive committee of the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has pledged to proceed with mediation for the concerned parties in the aftermaths of the May 21 Elections.

PAC new vice chairperson, Osman Karim, said after the PAC indaba on Wednesday that “Malawi is challenged and PAC wishes to be part of those looking for solutions.

“PAC organized a negotiation team. Despite the elections, the team continues with their work. The new and the outgoing committee will still be talking to share issues that were present and the emerging issues.

“We are optimistic that the negotiation team will continue with the objectives that were set,” he said.

The outgoing chairperson, Rev. Dr. Felix Chingota, reminded the delegates at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) the main objectives behind formation of PAC.

He said the Committee was formed to spearhead peace, disputing accusations that the quasi-religious body is political.

“We are not a political party and we are not intending to form a political party,” he said.

During the AGM, Monsignor Dr. Patrick Thawale was elected PAC chairperson, Bishop Gilford Matonga assumed the office of publicity secretary, Rev. Mark Mkandawire was elected the Committee’s Board Secretary and Rev. Davidson Chifungo as Treasurer.

The Meeting also elected Rev. Maureen Tinenenji, Rev. Matilda Matabwa, Agnes Kamoto and Sheikh Jaffar kawinga as executive board members.

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