New-PAC-Chair Shares Thoughts on Peace in Malawi

New chairperson for the Public Affairs Committee, Monsignor Patrick Thawale, has demanded of political leaders to put citizen interest ahead of their own in Malawi.

Monsignor Thawale said in an exclusive interview with Zodiak that his committee looks forward to bringing political leaders together in a quest for meaningful peace.

He hopes to achieve that in the days ahead of a court verdict on the presidential election case.

But Monsignor Thawale says his administration will strive to promote peace and unity by bringing politicians of different persuasions together.

“We think that political leaders from all political leaders have interest of Malawi at heart and that should be a guiding principle that will bring them together. Malawi is bigger than their interest. We all have one Malawi and if we do not take care of it we will have no where to go,” said Monsignor Thawale

Meanwhile, Chancellor College political scientist, Ernest Thindwa, says the new leadership at PAC has tough task before it given the present political atmosphere.

“The country is going through tough times and bone of contention is elections. In the first place PAC should consider 50+1 which died a natural death. That will put to rest all disputes and bring peace in the country,” said Thindwa.

The old PAC administration had taken the path of mediation that brought together all political fronts, an initiative that was aimed at bringing peace in the country.

The parties involved in the talks, the MCP, UTM and HRDC have indicated they are not interested in the mediation talks until after the court verdict.

 

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