Malawians pray for flood victims

President Peter Mutharika on Sunday led the nation during the Interdenominational Memorial Service of Worship at Robins Park in Blantyre for flood victims in the recent flooding that has displaced over 336 000 and claimed 176 lives.

National Prayers

National Prayers

Mutharika meets opposiiton leader Chakwera at the prayers

Mutharika meets opposiiton leader Chakwera at the prayers

Vice President Chilima greets Bishop Bvumbwe of Evangelical Lutheran

Vice President Chilima greets Bishop Bvumbwe of Evangelical Lutheran

President Mutharika and his deputy at the prayers

President Mutharika and his deputy at the prayers

The Service of worship, held under the theme: “God is Our Refuge and Strength, A very Present Help in Trouble.”

And during the Service of Worship on Sunday, Mutharika partook in the reading of the Holy Scriptures from John Chapter 11 verses 25 to 27 before leading the congregation in observing a minute of silence in honour and memory of the people who have lost their lives to the floods.

The officiating clergy included Reverend Charles Makata of the Evangelical Association of Malawi (ECM), Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) and Sheikh Idrissa Muhamad of the Muslim Association of Malawi (MUM).

Others were Bishop Mark Kambalazaza of the Charismatic Church of Malawi and Right Reverend Bishop Brighton Malasa, chairperson of the Anglican Council in Malawi, among others.

In his speech, Chairperson of Malawi Council of Churches Reverend Alex Maulana noted that Malawians had gone through a tough experience which had a negative bearing on the economy.

Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa read out 49 names of people who lost their lives, particularly from Nsanje and Chikwawa.

Most of those who lost their lives were women and children, and Nankhumwa described it as worrisome for Malawi.

Opposition leaders who were present at the prayers included Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera and former ruling People’s Party vice-president Brown Mpinganjira.

During the prayers, offerings  of K632 770 was collected in offerings and presented to the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma).

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13 thoughts on “Malawians pray for flood victims”

  1. MWAONONGANSO NDALAMA ZIJA, KUMATENGA ANTHU KUTALI AZIBAMBO, AZIMAI, ANYAMATA, ATSIKANA, NDI AMAKWAWA KUPITA KU BLANTYRE, OSATENGA AKU BLANTYRE KOKO, BASI KUFUNA KUBA NDALAMA KUZAMATI KUTI TINALIPILILA MAGALIMOTO, CHADYA NDI ZINA NDI ZINA ZA WANTHU OBWERA, NDI MALAWATSE MUKATI.
    MWABA ZOCHULUKA ENA OVUTIKA ALIBE CHILICHOSE ——- HA TSOKA ILO

  2. Chief says:

    Kodi agalu inu, kumapepheloko msalu zachipani zimakataniko?komstu mudya michenga chaka chino.makamaka ku mwera kwa lomweko.mutong’ola chili pa msalucho.

  3. ben wa Ben says:

    Unity for the good purpose

  4. aunt so says:

    Ovutika ndi owonela eni ake akuziwana

  5. ayu says:

    it was only last month you went to pray to your god for rains, today you’re praying to him/her(especially catholics to mary) to stop the same rains, are you ok in your minds?? didn’t you ask your god for an amount of the rains at the first place?? there are floods, storms etc in America and all over the world, have you ever heard of Obama organising prayers to god?? for what?? this is waste of money, time and energy. the lost resources could have been used for more productive course, eg civic educating citizens on need to take care of the environment. and I know this thing called APM isn’t doing it from deep his heart, just doing it to appease the gullible, naive masses. I will make the last laugh, kkkkkkkkiest useless prayers

    1. Jebison Slindine Nyoni says:

      My understanding was that the prayers were convened to remember those that perished in the floods and not necessarily to pray for God’s intervention on the incessant rains. So before criticizing read and re-read.

  6. losco says:

    OChakwera odathawa pa guwa lansembe odasiya kupemphera.Pano angotsilira Apm.

  7. Patriot says:

    Kikikikiki nthawi yonseyi anali kuti awa. anthu afa uko mukubwera pano. Kutoleranso ka meagre 600 kwacha, kachani?
    Next time osazawasiya asilamu kupemphelera mvuala ayi, mwaonatu, mvula yake ikumabwera ya boko haram.

  8. Zanga Phee! says:

    Does this mean UDF never participated the event yo!signs and symptoms when the party is going to die no wonder,See MY Name Name.

  9. Bambo tonde wadula simumadziwa kuti UDF inamezedwa ndi DPP? Ifetu tinadziwa kale komano kuti mumufunse Atupele ndi anzakw omwe akudya nawo za DPP akuuzani kuti izi UDF idakalipo adzakuuzani choncho chifukwa iwonso sakudziwa komano atsekuka mask kutsogolo kuno nambala ya aphungu 14 yomwe anawina ija ikafika pa atatu.

  10. Manyeretsa says:

    APM umakhwana, apastseni moni mbusa otembeleledwayu!!

    1. chakwanuleka says:

      Take is easy. Dont judge him too early. He may laugh last.

  11. kodi atupele is not in opposition? Udf yatha ngati pant kape ukonde ogwirila bonya.

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