Malawi Congress Party has told off bilateral partners over their insistence on gay issues.
In an interview with Malawi24, MCP spokesperson Jessie Kabwila who used to back gay rights when she was a lecturer said that the leading opposition party was of the opinion that the country had more pressing issues to waste time debating on homosexuality.
“We need to prioritise on the welfare of poor Malawians than issues involving one or two people,” said Kabwila.
“This country is going through the worst economic challenges that are affecting poor Malawians, that is what should be discussed than gay rights.
Kabwila’s remarks have come at a time that western countries mostly America and Germany have condemned the country over the arrest of two men in Lilongwe for having gay sex.
Kabwila further said that gay issues are not a priority for Malawians as it was not ‘our thing’.
“Issues of gay are not a priority in MCP policy for our country. As Malawians, gay things have nothing to do with us, these western countries are bordering on useless things,” said the iron lady who is also a Member of Parliament.
Following a post on Facebook by the American ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer urging the Malawi government to release the two gays and drop the charges, Malawians have risen up to challenge Palmer to leave the country if she is not happy with the laws of the country.