UNIMA law professor appeals to Malawians to read more books to broaden knowledge


University of Malawi (UNIMA) law professor, Garton Kamchedzera, has called on the public to keep on reading books to be well versed with various issues of national and global importance.

Professor Kamchedzera made the call when Montfort Media launched two books written by Dr. Levi Zeleza Manda  and Dr Hermann Yokoniah Mvula.

He said the public need to read the two books because they’re about good governance and historical issues, adding that  most authors write to shed light on issues that are also of social and political relevance and significance.

“There are a lot of things happening around us of both social and political importance that we need to read about in books,”  he said.

In his remarks, Dr. Levi Zeleza Manda who wrote about “Chipateni and other unsung songs” said there is a lot happening that are written in books.

He therefore called on Malawians to cultivate a culture of reading to widen knowledge base and be well versed with topical issues.

Dr. Manda who hailed Montfort Media for launching his book said he decided to write the book to bring to light issues that were not known before.

Taking his turn, Dr Hermann Yokoniah Mvula who authored a book titled “Beyond good intention” said he was inspired by Catholic Bishops who issued their pastoral letter in 1992 that condemned Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda’s autocratic and oppressive rule.

He expressed hope that Malawians will embrace the culture of reading to enable them know how efforts to attain  democracy and good governance were defeated by oppressive rule.

Montfort Media Director, Fr. Gamba, commended Dr. Manda and Dr. Mvula for authoring the two books.

He pledged that the Montfort Media will continue publishing books to broaden knowledge base among Malawians and leaders worldwide.

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