Mutharika meets Anglican leaders: Says Church and State crucial in social change

State and church are inseparable players in re-programming the national character on the basis of patriotism, integrity and hard work which are values that must be the foundations of economic progress.

Mutharika and Anglican church leaders

Mutharika and Anglican church leaders

This was said by President Peter Mutharika on Friday when he hosted Anglican Council of Malawi at Kamuzu Palace.

“As a country we cannot succeed without any strong foundation of moral principles. We need to cultivate in the people the right value system that supports socio-economic development. Any sustainable development must be founded on the principles of our umunthu,” said the Malawi leader.

The three values were introduced sometime last year by Mutharika and he clearly intimated to the nation about their importance as foundations for his policy direction.

“These are values that are consistent with scripture as such I urge you to take this new value system as part of your teaching agenda,” said the President.

He further singled out servant-hood as a virtue every leader, whether in the church or state, should always adhere to.

“This country will only prosper if we count ourselves servants of one another. Although I hold the most powerful position in this country, in my personal heart, I have always thought of myself as a servant of the people,” said Mutharika.

The President noted that the Anglican church, being the oldest Christian organization in the country, has and continues to play a crucial role in uplifting livelihoods across the social divide in the country.

The Anglican Church in Malawi is renowned for their intervention role in areas of education, health and humanitarian work among others.

The delegation was led by the Right Reverend Brighton Vitta Malasa who is Chairman of the Anglican Council of Malawi and Bishop of The Diocese of Upper Shire.

Taking his turn, Bishop Malasa disclosed that the audience was aimed at appreciating what government under the leadership of Mutharika was doing and discuss on how best the church could support government programmes.

“We came to talk as partners and there is a lot that we discussed with the President among which is, how we could participate in the development process of the Malawi nation,” explained Malasa.

He also said the church’s other purpose of the visit was to lobby for financial support to complete the nursing school under construction in Nkhotakota.

Malasa has called on Malawians to stop finding faults or pointing fingers at the leadership but rather come forward and be part and parcel of the transformation as well as development process.

The Anglican Church was first introduced in the country around 1861 and is one of the churches with a large following in the country.

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Mangochi
Guest

MCP woyeeee!

advisory committee
Guest

This is good discussion so long the church is no t silenced

mtate mike rsa
Guest

577billion at work.no point just pocket the money and leave but that money will be accounted for the so called leader will be jailed for the shit

themba
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Iwe linga primary yakale kale or desk,koma ma lawances a state house Mr malasa

themba
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Kuseli kwa church kwa Bondo komwe Mr malasa 1960 kamuzu adapangisilako first conversion ya mcp ,motelo ndikani tili pambuyo pa mcp mpaka muyaya Ku nkhota Kota,ndalamazo apeleke mitsokho yathu st Annies itukuke,osati school yokhayo komaso akonze kings primary azizakowo Mr malasa ndi yakale ingazagwere Ana skuphuzila

mtumbuka1
Guest

The old man is trying to find some shoulders to cry on since there have been calls for him to step his ass down. I thought you would ask the men of God to pray for you and confess stealing the votes to become the useless president to ruin the country. Facial expressions are speaking louder on those guys that they were used as some political tools to score some useless political points…amazing!

Nathan
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A Bishop, asakunyengeni Pitala yu! Munthuyu ndi kape yemwe wawononga dziko la Malawi. Inuyo ngati atsogoleri a mpingo mumayenera kumadzudzula Boma koma osati kumaliyikila m’mbuyo. Zowona zenizeni ndi zoti makapewa alephera kuyendetsa Boma. Dziko la Malawi lawonongeka koposa. Ndiye inu abusa sichinthu choyenera kuti mudzigwirizana ndi mfitizi zomwe zikuzunza nkhosa za Mulungu.

mfiti mayaya
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Moneys for both the church and government are collected fron poor and struggling people. The only difference between the two is that the church charges very high fees for its services to society (bee it school fees, hospital fees etc) while the government offers the same services for FREE. Shame on the church.

MDF Solder
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Malawians should stop finding faults on the leadership and government? How then does one know his weaknesses or errors if one does not bring out the faults? Pokhapa mwanama ndithu Ambuye. Musatilakwitse. Mungopempha nkumachoka. Osatha mawu. Very Rev. Malasa ndinu a DPP timadziwa koma osamaonetsera chifukwa nkhosa zanu zina ndi za DPP, zina UDF, zina PP zina MCP. Mistakes are a learning process. If no one points out the leaders’ mistakes they will not learn, they will not change, Malawi will still live in the dark. Which woman would allow a husband go astray just because whatever he brings is… Read more »
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