3 November 2016 Last updated at: 12:34 PM

Livingstonia Synod urges Malawi govt to think long term

The CCAP Synod of Livingstonia has urged Malawi government to implement long term plans for the economic stability of the country.

Malawi is currently facing a myriad of economic challenges including high inflation, low agricultural output, heavy reliance on tobacco, power woes, unemployment and widespread poverty.

But speaking in an interview on Wednesday, the synod’s general Secretary Reverend Levi Nyondo said Malawi’s economy can start improving if government implements long term plans for its stability.

Reverend Levi Nyondo

Reverend Levi Nyondo; We need to change our mindsets.

He gave the example of countries like China and Japan which he said implemented long term plans for the economic stability.

“The problem with us is that we depend on short term plans. For so long we have been clinging to short term plans, but surely, nothing has transpired from that,” he lamented.

As an alternative, Nyondo suggested that government should start thinking of diversifying the economy.

He said it is only through diversifying the economy that things can start getting back to normal in the country since Malawi will have different revenue streams rather than relying heavily on tobacco.

“We have depended on tobacco for so long and now the country is not benefitting anything. Our farmers are being exploited and are now frustrated that they can’t produce more tobacco. Worse more, tobacco is facing hostility on the market thus we need to do something if we really want to stabilize the economy,” he said.

Nyondo further bemoaned the tendency of blame games between politicians, saying the habit won’t improve anything in the country.

He added that the country needs concerted efforts to move from poverty to prosperity.



14 Comments On "Livingstonia Synod urges Malawi govt to think long term"

  • Ingoyambisani chipani chanu coz mkale munayamba kulimbana ndi boma mmalo mowauza anthu za ufumu wa mulungu mukulimbana ndi boma kodi anthu akumpoto mu maganiza kuti mungasokoneze boma mpaka kuzalamulira?

  • This stupid pastors they must concentrate on preaching the word of God than sneaking their nose into politics

  • kod inu mesa zanu nzaumulungu nde hw come kumalowerera za zachuma ooo paja mantchalichi ama sikuano zopititsa athu kumwamba ayi koma kudyerera makobili pansi pompano get off

  • Mmalawi We Niweni says:

    This is not politics but National development. Synod are also Malawians who also feels pain like we do. This is the right thing Synod is doing to help and defend Malawians. For you who are saying Synod should keep quite; you are the same thieves stealing from us Malawians together with your leaders. You can’t say they should keep quite and leave you stealing our money, our taxes, our resources, etc. Look now you are raising fuel price now while world fuel price just went down by 5% last three days BUT you thieves one day you will dance to a dance you don’t wish to dance. Livingstonia synod keep it up and speak for Malawians.

  • Frankly speaking do we have long term plans as synod ourselves or depend on tithe & 8% cuts to fund synod share?its time we go for other income generating activities not just on paper but actual,synod under nyondo is doing nothing only inciating programmes to be funded by the poor! i cry for matiya and mbezuwa combination, they were genius!

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  • so yu the synodians want kutchuka et…..pray to the lord for him tu intervene not the sh*t yu r talkin here…mpingo si ndale…mpingo it is a direct thing..politicts dirtens the chrch of the lord..get a life

  • If the government implement long term plans they will not have money to still since the budget will be pre budget

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  • They cant think of long term plans bcoz they always plan for the next elections. While our neighbouring countries are developing at a faster rate bcoz they put aside politics after elections and focus on development. In malawi we think politics just after an election. This is why this country will remain the poorest until Jesus come.

  • let them concentrate on other synod pressing issues rather than politics.

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