Chakwera condemns widening gap of have and have-nots in Malawi: Share Xmas message

Malawians on Friday have joined Christians worldwide in celebrating Christmas; a day Christians commemorate and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ whom they believe is the Son of God who will lead them into new life in heaven after death.

Chakwera: Gap between the rich and the poor increasing in Malawi

Chakwera: Gap between the rich and the poor increasing in Malawi

Radios and televisions were awash with messages of the birth of Jesus who mostly preached peace and harmony according to the Bible, the Christian holy book that chronicles in detail the life of Jesus who was born in Bethlehem.

Leader of Opposition in parliament Lazarus Chakwera said he was worried with reports of widening gap between the poor and the rich in Malawi, saying this is what Jesus could have condemned.

“The economic benefits of our country continue to be enjoyed by only a privileged few, while the majority whose number continues to increase are left out of these economic and development benefits. While few have more than what they need, many Malawians have almost nothing, not even knowing where their next meal is going to come from,” pointed out Chakwera.

He asked the rich in Malawi to help the poor in these economic turbulent times, saying the poor need food, shelter and clothes among other.

“Christmas is about love. Love is about making ourselves and what we have available for others,” said Chakwera in his message.

He said the January floods left some Malawians virtually with no food therefore it was imperative that the haves help the have not’s.

“This year many people are facing acute food shortage partly due to low yields of the country’s main staple, maize, but largely because of the floods we had during the last rainy season.

“Maize production decreased by well over 1,000,000 metric tons, resulting in a national food deficit of about 30 percent. This means over 200,000 Malawians have no food. If we want to be part of God’s story this Christmas, we must surrender our attempts to write our own stories,” he said.

“I therefore implore you fellow Malawians, to be part of God’s agenda, to be part of God’s bigger story by each making yourselves available to those who need you and your services. What we have freely received from God, we must freely give to those in need,” said Chakwera, a former president of Assemblies of God.

He said on December 23 he went to his constituency in Lilongwe where he shared 200 bags of flour to the elderly and people with disability, saying the demand was far much greater than what he anticipated as more people went back home empty handed.

Meanwhile, Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya – who is also Malawi Congress Pary (MCP) vice president – urged people to drive carefully on the roads of the country as recently there has been a lot of carnage happening. He too wished Malawians a Happy Christmas.

He said he usually takes time off to celebrate with people in his home village in Karonga.

 

 

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Mapwiya
Guest

Being a 2019 Malawi president;what you are saying its true therefore pipo in this God fearing country(mlw) are hearing they’ll know what to do when voting 2019. MCP MOTO!!!!! Chakwera Moto!!!!! 2019 BOMA!!!!!.

Clementine
Guest

So? Iwe wapangapo chiyani? Za ziii

Natty
Guest

O-Chakwera is one of the privileged few and DADA Msowoya drive carefully so that life could be spared. The Kasungu scenario in mind ……..

Patriots
Guest

Sound counsel from the Hon Chakwera timely for our nation where the rich are becoming richer and the poor are becoming poorer.

Benson Njiwa
Guest

A wise message from a wise leader

Fathi alshshaa
Guest

Yes, indeed time of refldction znx blessing to all people.
Thanj you leaders fod remembefing ths poor or disadvantagsd…amen bd part of thd Lords story..indeed !!

henry maseko
Guest

zoona biggy

Mbwiye
Guest

WHEN DID CHAKWERA AND MSOWOYA KNOW THIS? WHY DID THEY BUY THEMSELVES VERY EXPENSIVE CARS WHEN THEY KNEW THAT MALAWIANS ARE SUFFERING? THIS IS DOUBLE STANDARDS. MALAWIANS ARE NOT STUPID TO BE PREACHED WITH CHEAP POLITICS. ALL POLITICIANS IN MALAWI ARE THAT DIRTY ROT. DO NOT REMIND US OF OUR POVERTY WHEN YOU CHAKWERA AND YOUR MSOWOYA ARE ABUSING PARLIAMENT FUNDS.

Temwani Musopole
Guest

Mr. Preacher man, I implore you go back to the House of God and share the Word.
You’re being wasted in politics. All the gold and silver of the world and heaven belong to God. No man of God is to be poor!
So, what else do you seek in the dirty game? Lord forbid!

SONG
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Thanks Bwana, sizoyitana ana a munamiwawa, Nyambadwe, Sunny side, BCA, Naperi, Chitawira, Kanjedza ndi Nkolokosa ku state house

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