Jappie Mhango bashes Livingstonia Synod
Transport and Public Works Minister, Jappie Mhango, has asked leaders of Livingstonia Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) to resign from their positions and join politics, saying they are ungrateful despite the current administration’s development efforts in the region.
Mhango, who is also Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) national campaign director, said the synod leaders should just resign so that they can freely enjoy the dirty game of politics.
Mhango was responding to scathing remarks made recently by the synod’s General Secretary, Reverend Levi Nyondo, who lashed out at President Peter Mutharika accusing his administration of being nepotistic.
Nyondo, who has been at daggers drawn with the political administration for some time now, also condemned the laying of foundation stones for various development projects, which he described as a non-starter.
Mhango said in Chintheche, Nkhata Bay, where Mutharika laid a foundation stone for the construction of Katendeza Bridge, that the synod leadership has gone astray.
Mhango challenged the synod to single out development projects that have failed to commence during Muntharika’s term of office.
“We are constructing the road to their old headquarters at Livingstonia in Rumphi District and they cannot see that development. They ran away from Rumphi to Mzuzu where they transferred their headquarters due to that poor road. Can they come in the open and point out our failure?
“Tizingowakhululukira anthu a Mulunguwa chifukwa amayankhula mosefukira. Osangosiya kutumikirako bwanji tidzamenyere limodzi game ya ndaleyi? [We should just forgive them because they talk too much. Let them resign and join us in politics so that we can be in the same field],” he said.
Efforts to speak to Nyondo and other synod leaders proved futile as their phones went unanswered.
Mhango disclosed that Mutharika recently approved K3 billion for his ministry to upgrade all roads that are impassable in the country.
Just last week, Mhango courted controversy when he was accused of uttering racist words.
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