LILONGWE (Malawi NewsNow) -The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM)- an umbrella church mother body of 68 church denominations and 58 Christian organisations- has said Malawi under the inept leadership of President Peter Muthariks is sliding back to bad governance.

In a pastoral letter titled; “A call for decisive, ethical, selfless and transformational leadership in Malawi” issued on June 14 2018.

EAM observes that while there have been some few promising signs in as far as improving the state of democratic governance in the country is concerned, there have also been some gaps.

“The overall picture, however, seems to be mostly negative in the sense that Malawi is sliding back to bad governance,” reads the letter read in all its member church denominations and Christian organisations during Sunday service.

”The situation is further worsened by the lack of decisive, ethical and selfish transformative leadership in strategic positions of authority and influence at all levels in our country.We encourage the church and all Malawians to continue practicing active and responsible citizenship.

“We should all demand accountability of duty bearers at all levels to ensure that the issues raised herein are addressed”, reads the pastoral letter signed by Rev. Dr. Chatha Msangaambe (EAM Board Chairperson) and Rev. Francis Mkandawire (EAM General Secretary).

Amongst the critical issues the pastoral letter addresses include the fight against corruption, access to information law, deteriorating public services in health and education, tribalism and nepotism, electoral reforms, the biasness of Malawi Broadcasting Corporation, protection of persons with albinism, political violence and intimidation.