By: Bester Kayaye.
The Senior Prophet under Shalom Mount Valley Ministries, Prophet David Mbewe has hit at current preventive measures aimed at curbing the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
This comes a day after President Lazarus Chakwera made an announcemt on some of the updated measures his administration is to enforce in ensuring the current spike of the virus is mitigated.
Among others President Chakwera highlighted that they are to close schools for the next three weeks except for those at boarding schools and those writing MSCE examinations.
Chakwera also announced that all drinking spots must be closed by 8:00 pm whilst markets should be shut at 5:00 pm with all merchants and customers putting on facemasks at all times.
The President also emphasized that all religious gatherings must have no more that 50 people under total compliance with Covid-19 preventive guidelines.
However commenting on the current measures, Prophet Mbewe, described the new guidelines as biased having noted the bars have only been given a time limitation on when to close without restricting number of patronage.
Prophet Mbewe said; “Reference is made to page 19 of the President’s written speech of 17 January 2021, I hereby write to register my great displeasure with the containment measures as announced yesterday. “
“It is perplexing to note that markets and pubs have been allowed to open up to 5:00pm and 8:00pm respectively without even stipulating numbers of people to attend. “
He added; “You may wish to note that most churches only meet once a week whilst pubs and markets open daily and enjoy patronage from greater numbers of people than churches do, what wrong did churches do to this administration, one may wonder. “
The prophet therefore urged the Chakwera’s administration to revisit the Covid-19 preventive measures to accommodate all sectors of community.