Welcome to the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) Website
Formed in 1992 during the Malawi’s political transition from one party to multi party system of government, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) remains a key civil society organization in the field of human right, mediation, advocacy, HIV/AIDS, Gender based Violence, religious co-existence, electoral processes and peace and security. It’s success in ushering in multiparty democracy emanated from its institutional architecture that entailed the establishment of the National Consultative Council (NCC) and National Executive Committee (NEC) within the organisation.
“An organization that promotes human dignity in the Malawian society through advocacy civic education and conflict transformation.”
“A Malawian society with internalized democratic values and practice.”
The overall goal is to contribute to good governance, human rights, rule of law, accountability and transparency in Malawi. The purpose is to reduce undemocratic practices, political and religious intolerance. Through realising this goal and purpose, PAC will improve conditions and opportunities for sustainable development.
“By the grace of God we shall succeed”
Two influential democracy defender organisations have sprung up to slam the government over the announced decision to close the country’s borders for 14 days and restrict public gatherings to 100 people following a new surge in cases of the coronavirus. Quasi-religious body, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has faulted the Tonse Alliance administration for failingDecember 23, 2020
The consortium of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) and Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has challenged the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to go beyond merely warning the candidates and political parties of stiff punishment for inciting violence and start disqualifying the sponsors of the vice. Speaking during a news conference held at theNovember 9, 2020
The quasi-religious grouping, Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has asked government to ensure that there is support and political will if the proposed National Peace Commission Bill is to be successful in achieving sustainable peace and unity in the country. PAC Chairperson, Monsignor Patrick Thawale made the call on Monday in Lilongwe as the country commemoratedSeptember 24, 2020
President Lazarus Chakwera has granted an audience with the leadership of Public Affairs Committee (PAC) this Thursday at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, State House has confirmed. State House director of communication and presidential executive assistant, Sean Kampondeni said: “Yes, I can confirm that the President has indeed granted an audience to PAC tomorrow in Lilongwe.”August 6, 2020