Karonga, 26 July, 2023 / 9:29 pm (ACI Africa).
Bishop Martin Anwel Mtumbuka of Malawi’s Karonga Diocese is calling upon African governments, development partners, civil societies, the private sector, and creditors to do what’s expected of them to address the debt crisis in the world’s second-largest continent.
Speaking during the Conference on Debt and Development that the Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN) organized in partnership with the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD), Bishop Mtumbuka underlined the need for “mutual trust” in addressing Africa’s debt crisis.
“The agenda that is before us requires that we all contribute towards finding a solution, which means we must all fulfill our mandate,” the Malawian Catholic Bishop who is the Board Chairperson of MEJN said during the event held at the Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe, Malawi, under the theme, “Shaping our Development Destiny”.
He added, “Due to the magnitude of this problem, the issue of debt that we are talking about needs mutual trust among all players for a solution to be found and there must be grounds for trusting one another.”
Bishop Mtumbuka explained, “Let all of us do something because, at the end of the day, the debt that we are complaining about is affecting all of us and certain sectors of our society in a much more severe way.”