Member of Parliament for Balaka North Honourable Lucius Banda has joined Malawians on social media criticizing government’s decision to suspend laws that criminalize gays in the country.
In a Facebook post, Banda also strongly condemned the government for releasing two gay people who were arrested earlier this month.
Banda’s comments come barely a day after President Peter Mutharika released the gay couple and dropped their charges immediately.
Banda wrote: “When they say poverty is a crime that’s what they mean. As long as we live as beggars to the western countries we have no moral grounds to condemn the evils that come with it.
When you don’t pay even a penny in your hospitals, when you continue with free primary education, when you enjoy the free fertilizer and seed via FISP, when you celebrate free malata and cement, yet your country is struggling economically, that’s what happens.”
Banda also suggested that God will judge Malawians for not using what they were given to develop themselves.
“If we don’t pay through our sweat we end up paying through our morals and dignity. As a God fearing country, God will not excuse us for this sin, rather he will say I gave you everything you needed to succeed but you never used it until you embarrassed me by selling your country, money vs Mathanyula (sex between people of the same sex.),” he said in the post.
Malawi dropped charges against the gay pair on Saturday after Germany and United States of America through their embassies urged the government to change the country’s law on gays.