Mutharika decries ‘moral decay’: Malawi leader urges church to join social media war

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has urged the church to fight against modern vice, the misuse and abuse of social media, saying this is as a result of moral decay.

President Mutharika and First Lady taken on a tour of the premises where among the schedule we appreciated the masterpiece that is the historic cathedral, a national monument that has stood with distinction at the centre of Blantyre.

President Mutharika and First Lady taken on a tour of St Micheal and All Angels  where among the schedule we appreciated the masterpiece that is the historic church, a national monument that has stood with distinction at the centre of Blantyre.

President Mutharika and First Lasdy at St Micheal and All Angels church celebration event: The President said Throughout the 125 years the çhurch has stood on the pillars of Service, Hardwork, Patriotism and of course Integrity.

President Mutharika and First Lasdy at St Micheal and All Angels church celebration event: The President said throughout the 125 years the çhurch has stood on the pillars of Service, Hardwork, Patriotism and  Integrity.

In addition, the President has told the church, to join the government as intensifies its war against the abductions and killings of people with albinism and human trafficking.

Mutharika said this on Sunday when he presided over the commemoration of the St. Michaels and All Angels Church of Blantyre Synod of the CCAP’s 125 years of existence.

“Some people are using the social media to spread lies, to castigate others for no reason yet we keep quiet. Something is wrong with our society. No society can develop without moral principles,” said Mutharika.

He fell short of saying what action his government will take against those who abuse the social media but two days ago, minister of Information Patricia Kaliati hinted the government was drafting a law to regulate social media.

Mutharika, however, asked the church to take part in ensuring that people do not misuse or abuse the social media.

He also bemoaned the escalation of corruption in the country and said the church can help fight the vice.

On human trafficking, the President said incidents of human trafficking are on the increase in Malawi, saying unsuspecting women are lured and trafficked for promised good jobs outside the country where, to the contrary of their expectations, they are abused and usually end up in sex brothels.

He also condemned the persecution of people with albinism, saying people with albinism are slaughtered like animals and their parts sold like animals.

“You must rise up and speak for the voiceless,” said the President.

In his speech, general secretary of Blantyre Synod Reverend Alex Maulana urged Mutharika not to legalise homosexuality in Malawi no matter pressure he may receive from some quarters.

Maulana also thanked the President for appointing a five member high level delegation that is to meet with the Public Affairs Committee( PAC) to discuss issues of national importance.

He also praised Mutharika for initiating the Green Belt Initiative, saying God could be upset that people blame him for lack of rains yet He gave plenty waters in Lake Malawi that flow freely to Indian Ocean.

The clergy also bemoaned moral decay, saying it was sad that these days people take fun insulting the Head of State.

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25 thoughts on “Mutharika decries ‘moral decay’: Malawi leader urges church to join social media war”

  1. Kanyimbi says:

    Why is the government busy with the social media instead of doing serious business? We are the ones to judge. Dzuwa samalozerana.

  2. Kanyimbi says:

    Eeeeeeeeiiiiiish! So the whole government is busy trying to shut up the mouth of voters? Just make sure that there is sanity in the government and you will see good comments on the social media. Otherwise………………………………………

  3. George Mnesa says:

    If I were the president, I would sign death sentences for those that have killed albinos to send a strong message. Why is UN and the west mourning about the killing of albinos and at the same time say we should not hang murderers?

  4. Dr Kamoto says:

    Novilikana pamtuuumbo pamaaaako. Panyiiiniiiii pako. Don’t you that nditsakho at hand interms of distribution of development

  5. chete says:

    PETER MUTHARIKA HIMSELF IS DEVOID OF GOOD MORALS SO HE MUST SHUT UP.

    IS IT GOOD MORALS TO BUY AN MHC HOUSE MHC AT K7 MILLION KWACHA IN NYAMBADWE WHEN EVEN A PLOT COSTS MORE THAN THAT?

    IS IT GOOD MORALS TO INTIMIDATE THE ACB AND FORCE IT TO ABANDON THE MULUZI CASE BEOCZ YOU FEAR THAT UDF GONNA PULL OUT OF GOVT BENCHES IN PARLIAMENT?

    IS IT GOOD MORALSTO APPOINT PEOPLE FROM ONE TRIBE INTO 90% OF POSITIONS IN GOVT AND PARASTATALS?

    IS IT GOOD MORALS TO INFLATE YOUR ASSETS TO K8.2 BILLION AND LATER FORCE THE DIRECTOR OF DECLARATIONS TO LIE THAT IT WAS HIS FAULT, THE FIGURE WAS MEANT TO BE K2.2 BILLION?

    WAS IT GOOD MORALS TO PLAN A COUP DE TAT AND GET INVOLVED IN MID-NIGHT DEALINGS?

    IS IT GOOD MORALS TO LIE THAT YOU WUD ABOLISH QUOTA SYSTEM, REDUCE PRESIDENTIAL POWERS, PASS ATI BILL DURING CAMPAIGNS FOR PRESIDENCY AND CHANGE LIKE A CAMELEON AFTER GETTING ELECTED?

    I CAN GO ON AND ON!

  6. Peter must fall says:

    Mr President if you know where you are going you don’t need to stop and throw stones at every dog that is barking, you will waste your time and energy.A good example is President Zuma of RSA he don’t fight with social media because is you can not win. Do the job Malawians gave you or step aside.

  7. Monkey says:

    Social Media is the New Norm Mr president Embrace it…thus all you have to do.

  8. Thitherward 'wendo says:

    What our world currently suffers from is a parenting skills deficit.

    In Europe, they see it in the immigrants who do not know how to prepare their children for life in their new country. Indeed, the parents often do their best to prevent their children from integrating themselves into their host communities.

    In Malawi, we have a parenting skills deficit too. For us, the problem is most evident in those who have migrated from the rural areas to the towns and cities. Many people do not know how to prepare their children for honest and honorable success in the city for the simple reason that they have failed to prosper there themselves. Failures cannot prepare others for success. Consequently, the parents rely on the education system to do everything, and blame that system when it fails to achieve the impossible.

    What we need are parenting programs and colleges that prepare parents and potential parents for developing in their children and future children the skills and attitudes necessary for success in their rapidly changing world. Certificates in Applied Parenting Skills should be introduced, and young people looking for a suitable partner in life should be encouraged to show preference for a CAPS-qualified spouse.

    It is common nowadays to hear Malawians wailing in despair about being citizens of a nation of greedy, selfish, immoral, liars, thieves and scoundrels. In fact, we are the victims of inappropriate parenting.This is something that we can change. Now would be a good time to begin.

  9. Mzakwacha says:

    Baisi,thax.Musiye his excelency qota system peter mutharika,akwiye kwambiri aphulike mwina angapite msanga.Lets keep on biting him.We bit becoz he is not straight.We dont just bit.I beliv,peter qota system mutharika,even in his trouser,he isnt active.Getrude,is he active?Tell us pliz getrude.Tiziwe kuti kodi APM alimo,mulibe?We just know about his brain,its only water.Nyasa times woyee.Mzakwacha-pretoria.+27724922299

  10. Peter Wa Bingu says:

    I now believe that we have a bulshit of a president in this country. Last time this man said he did not have any problem “Ndiribe polobolemu”, I took his statement for a joke. This man was serious. He is now asking the church to help solve problems he was employed to do so that next time he should say the church has failed to solve such and such a problem. Koma ndiye mbuzi yeniyeniyi ya presidenti. Mulungu tithandizeni pilizi. Ndikuwona ngati wina munamuchotsa uja bolaniko. Amatiphweteka koma chitukuko nde chimayenda. I chi Nde chanyanya.

  11. Novirikana says:

    Koma anzanga kodi nchifukwa chiyani BT ndi ZA ikutukuka modetsa nkhawa day by day chitukuko miseu mbwembwembwee koma LL and MZ kuli ziiii. Mtima wa nyau wa Nkhoma Synod ndi wa chitumbuka wa Livingstonia Synod ukubwezera chitukuko mbuyotu amangwetu. Osachangamuka bwanji LL ndi MZ. Miseu yatala iziyenda mmizi ngakhale ku CZ nd PE and MJ koma in the nyauland and thengereland kuchita kukana chitukuko?

  12. LUHANA Z says:

    Mr Wisiki,do you have a functioning brain? Let me talk about investment : if tumbukas are investing heavily in the centre and south ,those assets are theirs and in no way you shall call them yours. The returns shall always find their way into the masters pockets.

    If you want to prosper in life , do not be contented with what you already have. think of how you can build on what u already have- the investments in the centre and south shall generate resources that would help make more investments in the north at the convenient time of the owner.
    More over u can not dictate investers where to put their money- that is at their own decretion . If u have any money you can do the same.

    On quota, that is for small brains. Remember, Bingu said the north has more post graduate papers than the centre and south in relation to its population hence he reintroduced quota. Leave DR Nyondo alone.

  13. dagobert says:

    The moral decay starts from top Mr. Presiden!
    Look at our leadership, at Capital Hill, even Parlament, continuing down to your Police! You should be our prime raw models ?
    The opposite is the fact: Corruption, Crime, hate speech and dirty language, rigging elections, ghost worker, Cash gate , sexual miss behaviour and more…even murder cases!
    Clear up your mess before you go against social media!
    Rember the biblical story: befor you deal with the splinter in your brothers eye., you should see….?

  14. wisiki says:

    Atumbuka kupusa kwambiri you are too stupid and your brains stopped working the day you were born. Why are u investing in the South and Central regions instead of the North? Who actually forces you to be part of Malawi you worthless paedophiles? Livingstonia Synod is a den of robbers and rapists always trying to attract attention by castigating the President. There is nothing wrong with the quota system.

  15. Use I says:

    APM Ali ndi pulobulemu when it comes to social media? But when it comes to 2.3 million people starving alibe pulobulemu, poor health care , poor education, poor infrastructure, poor economic indicators he has no problem with that but he is seriously bothered by social media ???? Really???

  16. Ruben Kacheche says:

    Mr President for people who kill albino and sentenced to death please sign death warrant to show your seriousness. Those people actually cut and skin bodies as if it is a goat. They deserve to die. Don’t just warn, but do it nd from today l will campaign for this

  17. WACHIONA NDANI says:

    Do you mean HE went to sit on a presidential chair in the Church ? He should stop that , his own late brother being a catholic he sat on an ordinary bench with ordinary people whenever he went for church mass. go to church to pray not to show positions like what APM is doing.

  18. Empty Speech says:

    I am really surprised that of all the major economic problems Malawians are facing Peter Mutharika prioritisies abuse of social media which is not a problem at all.While there some kind of social media abuse Peter Mutharika is wrong to put it as a major problem. There is nothing wrong to point that he is failing. There is nothing to point out why his government is failing to solve the Njaunju murder or the slow pace of the investigation of the K577billion cashgate or why Peter Mutharika is afraid of the original Access to Information bill. Peter Mutharika should pay attention to the real suffering of millions of Malawians who are failing to afford basic necessities as a result of his failed economic policies. Peter Mutharika ‘s nepotistic appointments into the public service is a great cause of worry. Those who point out that Mutharika is clueless on how to solve Malawi’s economic problems are right. His speech was empty rhetoric cleary showing that Peter Mutharika is out of touch with the suffering of millions of ordinary Malawians.

  19. True Malawian says:

    What do you expect from journalists made from MIJ? Akufuna kutchuka msanga polemba zonama ndi zonyoza. Min of Information must know owners of social network journalists. They use fake names to damage others. Thats dziko lino lili latsoka tikhala osauka forever. Azungu amangotiseka tikamanyozana. Ma journalist athu osakhala busy ndi kufufuza kuti Zambia ikulemera bwanji. Miseche kulibe ku Zambia. Can someone ban MIJ they are breeders of useless journalism. So useless MIJ. Munthu akakuposani pa chuma mumunene basi mpaka asauke. Amalawi dziko lomvetsa chisoni.

  20. john phiri says:

    Mr President, the church has better things to do than joining social media war. Social media is for us devils who have less to do. It seems you have nothing on your desk that’s why you spend so much time on social media yourself sir. Actually the entire dpp regime spends so much time on social media that’s why they are now the crying babies. Find something better to do bwana president or if there is literary nothing to do then enrol for certificate in economics @aggrey memorial school.

  21. Ze Roberto says:

    Does Mutharika know the definition of moral decay? If anything, does he have a higher moral ground himself to condemn others? I mean a person who presides over a regime that is bent to steal from public coffer at the expense of the poor. A person who brushes shoulders with thieves that’s the problem we have with our leaders they forget that their corrupt practices are the very genesis of a society without morals.

  22. ade says:

    WHEN YOU WERE IN OPPOSITION YOUR BOYS USED SOCIAL MEDIA TO INSULT THE FORMER PRESIDENT, JB. NOT IT’S YOUR TURN, IT HURTS

  23. Mzakwacha, says:

    Peter ur right.The church&malawians must help ur govt to fight against albino killing.Also the church and us all will fight for qoata system,to remove u,njala&have the north a country on its own etc.mukudabwa yifa zama albino?kudabwa boza.thats how dpp is,was.go to zolozolo,chasowa,njauju etc-Mwamva amwene?Uzapite ku livingstonia synod ukawone mukwiyo wathu pankhani nanenazo.azikakusekelela ndi nduna zako ndi mahule amakuvinila.mkazi wanzeru wamunthu angakugwedezere matako iwe qoata system peter mutharika?,Munthu wosamva za anzako iwe,you are not wise.If u want,call me.Nikuwuze chimozi x2.I dont hide my name.Mzakwacha.Nixon-+27724922299.

  24. Nyani wa ku Mwananyani says:

    So what is the Church going to say, or more importantly do, about the murders of People With Albinism? Rev. Maulana?

  25. Baisi says:

    A serious leader cannot waste time on useless issues like comments on nyasa. Focus on national important issues sir. What negative impacts these bad comments causing on ur daily duties. Ignore them and move forward, Malawians will need remember because you spearheaded a law that controlled the media, people will remember only if you address the poverty and the like. Ask yourself that how many Malawians sit on computers and have access to internet? Then you will have a clear ans and probably know ur responsibility. You a have a very huge responsibility sir

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