Livingstonia Synod leaders summon Cabinet ministers

TEMBO—These are our sons and daughters

Livingstonia Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) leaders have agreed to meet newly appointed Cabinet ministers from the Northern Region to strategise on how to serve people well.

Livingstonia Synod Secretary General Reverend William Tembo confirmed the development Monday, saying they wanted to ensure that Cabinet members meet taxpayers’ expectations.

“Church leaders made the decision after realising that, once appointed, some Cabinet ministers act contrary to what is expected of them,” he said.


President Lazarus Chakwera appointed Agnes NyaLonje as Education Minister, Jacob Hara as Transport and Public Works Minister and Harry Mkandawire as Defence Deputy Minister.

Coincidentally, the three are from Mzimba District.

Chakwera has also entrusted Timothy Mtambo, who is from Chitipa District, with the Ministry of National Unity.


Tembo said Northern Region people were tired of being subjected to unfulfilled promises.

“These are our sons and daughters and we are going to meet them. We will also be with our chiefs. We are doing this because we want to tell them that we will be monitoring them and see how they are serving us and Malawi at large. We do not want them to put us to shame,” Tembo said.

Mkandawire said he was ready to meet with the synod leaders.

“I am free to meet the synod. They are my fathers and I respect them,” Mkandawire said.

Mtambo also welcomed the development.

“We have been sent to serve the people. We are servants and, as such, we hear voices from different stakeholders including the synod. I will respect the call,” Mtambo said.

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