PAC dates Chakwera on state of affairs

Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has asked President Lazarus Chakwera to walk his talk on maintaining a lean cabinet as earlier promised during the campaign period.

The leadership of PAC said this in Lilongwe after having a closed door discussion with the Malawi leader at Kamuzu Palace on Thursday afternoon.

According to PAC Spokesperson Bishop Gilford Matonga, the country cannot manage the current 32-member cabinet amid different financial challenges rocking the nation.

“It was our proposal to the President that is important that as a nation we have a lean cabinet as we cannot run with a very huge cabinet, it will drain a lot of our resources,” said Bishop Matonga.

The President has also asked the quasi-religious body to intervene on the just ended wrangle that has erupted between Muslims and Christians over a billboard that was erected in Blantyre and later removed.

“The President did encourage us to help to resolve some of the issues that are to do with religious intolerance that that we have seen in past months also, so PAC is at the mean time trying to address those issues that are do with religious intolerance,” he said.

PAC has also reiterated a call to President Chakwera to avoid selective justice in dealing with corruption cases in the country.

According to Bishop Matonga, PAC will be holding further engagements with the Malawi leader on issues on nation interest whenever need arises.

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