Anglican Bishop calls for more family planning: ‘To ease pressure on Malawi economy’

Recently Malawi President Professor Arthur Mutharika told the nation during a news conference that the country is “broke” which Bishop Kalemba said should be some cause for alarm and food for thought to every family on what responsibility to make over population matters.

Bishop Kalemba: Family planning needed

Bishop Kalemba: Family planning needed

He called for more family planning to reduce poverty, slow population growth and ease pressure on the country’s ailing economy.

“It is not just a question of having children but rather children whom you should be able to look after in all aspects of life otherwise it is no secret that the government is failing to cope up with the current population pressure,” said the Rt. Rev. Kalemba.

Bishop Kalemba told his flock at Chadzunda the same issue adding that the youth to aim high in terms of education and career development and not rush into early marriages.

The Bishop who is Commander of Anglican Youth Brigade in Malawi challenged the youth that when they are educated enough they are guaranteed of a better employment and self sustainability which would help them as individuals, families and the nation as a whole.

“There is no wisdom in rushing into early marriages otherwise I command you Priests to take stock of the youth in your Parishes and follow them”

At Chadzunda, Bishop Kalemba inducted 54 Christians with Confirmation sacrament while at Nkolokoti 34 candidates were given the same sacrament. There were also 13 young ladies who were inducted into the Daughters of the King Guild.

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7 thoughts on “Anglican Bishop calls for more family planning: ‘To ease pressure on Malawi economy’”

  1. Mirella K says:

    The need for family planning cannot be overemphasized. However, to call for it in the pretext that govt is failing to cope up with the current population is rather misunderstanding and mixing of issues. It is true Malawians we are many and we need to consider family planning issues but the problem we are currently facing are more of governance and economic management than that of population growth.

  2. MAENDAENDA says:

    The Bishop is on point as usual, this stupid habit of kumangoswana ngati mbewa needs to be addressed urgently! a Malawi kodi tinakhala bwanji?

  3. Tina says:

    I agree God gift ndameneyu komano you are more foolish if you can’t give today’s children future. Let’s polish our country. Shhhiii nanenso kubala ndikukufuna koma my income of half million a month is something dangerous. SO GUYS THINK tathandizani chitukuko kumudzi kuno eeeshi

  4. Wise says:

    Bitter truth. This Bishop has eyes to see. Malawi’s population is growing at alarming rate, putting pressure at our already meagre resources. Malawians dont like to hear anything about family planning.

  5. Muyambe ndinu kukhala zitsanzo zabwino.

  6. drogba says:

    most Malawians have that mentality, lets just breed, someone else will take care of the children. School is free, medicine, free, food should come from government, free fertilizer and seeds. All from government. What do they do?? Kucheza bawooo all day and kupanga Ana all night. kkkkkk zidzeeee pano nzatonse. Small country like Malawi population is 17 milion and counting, more than Zimbabwe or Zambia.

  7. KALULU says:

    IWE BISHOP INO NDITHAWI YA NKHONDO UMPHAWI TILINAWO LERO SIWAKUCHULUKANA KWA WANTHU AYI. ATSONGOLERI ADZIKO NDIOMWE AKUONONGA DZIKOLI IFE SITISIYA KUNYENGA PAKUTI MWINI MOYO ADANENA KUTI TIBEREKANE NGATI MCHENGA. PLEASE MR BISHOP DON’T EVER TALK ABOUT THIS AGAIN

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