Blantyre, Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has described the just ended interfaith conference on the 2019 electoral process as a success, saying it has helped to bridge information gap existing among members of the clergy on the upcoming tripartite elections.
The conference, which started Wednesday this week and ended on Thursday at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre, was aimed at equipping faith leaders with information on the electoral process.
PAC Chairperson Reverend Dr Felix Chingota said on Thursday after the close of the conference that members of the clergy were lacking information as seen through the questions the members were asking on specific subjects.
The purpose was to invite the members of the clergy to interact with critical stakeholders in the fourth coming elections.
We chose critical people to speak, for example, officials from MEC, to provide us with what is their preparation and challenges so that members of the clergy can go out very equipped.
The police were also critical in terms of providing security so we invited them and also the representative from UNDP. In as far as the conference is concerned, the interaction has been very fruitful, he said.
Commissioner of Police responsible for Research and Planning, Dr George Kainja assured the delegates at the conference that the security men were geared to provide maximum security during the electoral process to achieve a peaceful election.
PAC is a quasi-religious body made up of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM), Malawi Council of Churches (MCC), Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) and Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi (QMAM).
Source: MANA Online