Malawi’s Catholic Archdiocese of Blantyre has found an innovative way to address scarcity of farming land in the country through the “Global action to defeat hunger,” a project that targets districts of Thyolo and Mulanje, which are said to be prone to food shortage and hunger.
Malawians are in a state of “hopelessness” and feel betrayed by their government due to the prevailing economic hardships among other challenges, members of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) have said.
The Catholic Bishop of Malawi’s Dedza Diocese has called upon the members of parliament in the country to debate and enact older persons bill into law in order to protect the rights of the elderly from violation and abuse.
The ruling Tonse Alliance-led government of Malawi is no longer carrying the hopes of the citizens of the Southern African nation, Catholic Church officials in the country have said, calling for “decisive leadership”.
The Diocesan Coordinator of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo Diocese has denounced the killing of children in the country and called on the people of God in the Southern African nation to condemn the criminal acts “in the strongest terms possible.”
On the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims marked March 24, members of a Christian organization in Zimbabwe that promotes peace have expressed their displeasure at the tendency to politicize development agenda in the Southern African nation.
Incidents of impunity, public insecurity affecting deprived members of society as well as failure to address historical injustices in Malawi are some of the matters of concern, which the leadership of one of the Commissions of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) is raising.
At an ongoing training focusing on ways of improving lives of people with albinism, a Bishop in Malawi has underscored the responsibility to respect the rights of people living with albinism so that they do not live in fear.
Catholic Bishops in Malawi have lauded the efforts by the country’s new government in the fight against corruption saying moves to curb the vice in the Southeastern African nation by previous regimes were “insincere.”