One of the country’s political analysts has urged government to look soberly at issues raised through the pastoral letter released by Roman Catholic bishops.
The political analyst, Joseph Chunga says the bishops have added their voice to concerns already raised by other stakeholders and what remains is for government to listen to these voices of reason.
In the letter titled ‘Mercy of God as a path of hope; On Current Socio-Political and Economic Issues in Malawi Social-Political and Economic issues in Malawi’, read in Catholic churches, the bishops said government should address problems affecting the country.
Among the issues, the bishops called government to address include hunger crisis in the country through distribution of maize in Admarc depots.
The bishops also warned of trends of regionalism and tribalism arguing that the country can only develop if citizens work hard in unity.
In his reaction, Chunga urged government to seriously look into the issues raised by the bishops.
“They are the same things that have been addressed through the CSOs and opposition but since they all put on the same uniform no one listens to the other, my plea now is that we need to have a sober look at the issues addressed in the letter” said Chunga.
He further urged government to respond to the issues raised by the bishops in the letter.