Government has promised to step-in and resolve the issue of Catholic Church imposing its doctrines in public primary schools.

Minister of Education, Science and Technology Bright Msaka was responding to complaints which chairperson of Mangochi district council Twaha Salanje presented during the launch of Chiyawo-English Dictionary.

Msaka said every person in the country has the right to pray freely hence no need for the church to impose its doctrines on people of other faith.

Commenting on the development,Mangochi education coordinator for Catholic Church Mr Masamba said will give details later as church authorities are discussing the issue.

During an extra ordinary meeting on Monday this week Traditional leaders and communities in Mangochi expressed concern over Catholic Church imposing its doctrines in public primary schools.

Sultan Chowe and Traditional Authority Makanjira told the council that the malpractice must end before the next term opens on 7 January, 2019.

“Imposing Catholic doctrines in public schools is a breach of Ministry of Education guidelines,” the chiefs said.

They added the communities lamented that they contributed to the schools development hence no need to impose catholic doctrines as they belong to different faith.