Tamani calls on parties to elect good leaders

Saulos Chilima, Peter Mutharika

As political parties in Malawi are getting set for 2019 general elections with party conventions, Father Boniface Tamani has called for need to have good leaders at the party level.

Tamani who is vicar general for Blantyre archdiocese and a Chancellor College lecture has said there is need for better leaders who are to determine the future with sound policies that are to bail out the country from social-economic hiccups.

Saulos Chilima, Peter Mutharika
Party members have been urged to choose a cream of leaders.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Malawi24, Tamani urged party members to choose a cream of leaders that Malawians are to vote for in 2019.

“As we go for conventions, what is important is that political parties must go for proper leadership in those parties,” said Tamani.

He added that parties must refrain from being moved by propaganda when choosing political leaders in the forthcoming tripartite elections.

“The media do take sides that is also called a slight by Journalists that you favour a political party than the others, if we are going for leadership, let us choose leaders that are to help the country, we should not be moved by propaganda,” he added.

The expert also bemoaned lack of values and principles in Malawi political parties saying the development is worrisome in a democratic country.

“Because we don’t have values and principles in our political parties that are strong, we see one jumping from one party to another,” Tamani added.




  1. Thats what i know fr Tamani…he speaks when its due he gives credits when it is due…he is always objective and non partisan…he is a malawian catholic priest and i personally respect him..during his time pac used to enjoy respect from all malawians..that time pac was not as a political party as it is now…this is intelligent catholic priest ever

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