No Ramadhan Convention this year


    Some of the participants who attended last year's event

    Failure to implement resolutions during previous Ramadhan conventions has led to the abandonment of the annual meeting designed to find means of rectifying challenges facing Muslims in Malawi.

    Chairman for the Ramadhan Convention Organising Committee Alex Adam told Radio Islam Malawi on Wednesday that “failure to implement some of the resolutions raised during last year’s conference as the reason for the cancellation of the convention.”

    Last year the convention took place at Hotel Victoria in Blantyre in which it courted controversy when speakers dwelled much on criticising the Muslim Association of Malawi chairman Sheikh Idrissa Muhammad instead of concentrating on the issues that would bring positive changes.

    This did not go well with the MAM chair who later bashed the committee when delivering a ceremony at Ndirande main Mosque in Blantyre describing it as composed with power hungry personalities who have nothing to offer to the Muslim community apart from bringing mystification.

    Since its commencement in 2012 there has been no resolution that has been implemented.

    Adam said there has been lack of cooperation from other stakeholders in terms of implementation of the resolution as such it was improper to hold another convention.

    He however said instead they will this year focus its on the implementation of resolutions from past convention.