Mutharika meets CCAP general assembly: ‘Let’s join hands to arrest social injustice’

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has asked the CCAP General Assembly to work with government to end the rising cases of social injustices such as mob justice human trafficking and hatred.

Mutharika greeting CCAP clergy

Mutharika greeting CCAP clergy

Mutharika with synoc clerics

Mutharika with synoc clerics

The President has since assured the Church that his government will partner with the church to work for the betterment of the lives of people.

Mutharika was speaking at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre, when he received in audience a delegation of the leadership of the CCAP General Assembly from all its five synods of Blantyre, Nkhoma, Livingstonia, Lusaka in Zambia and Harare in Zimbabwe.

Speaking when he welcomed the delegates, President Mutharika said his government appreciates the role that the church plays in people’s lives.

“Let me say here that I appreciate the role the five Synods, through the General Assembly, jointly play in providing for both the Soul and Body of our people. I know you have done this since the inception of your General Assembly in 1924,” he said.

He added that since his ascension to power his administration has enjoyed good relations with various denominations.

“Since I assumed office in June 2014, I have been meeting with various religious leaders and institutions, as I believe that together we make God’s creation – the human being, – complete; and that a cordial relationship that exists between government and the church is vital in finding concrete solutions to the needs of our people.”

“Together, we fight poverty, we fight hunger. Together we provide our people with education, health services, food, human security, and many more. We are partners in development. And together, we will do more,” stressed President Mutharika.

The Malawi leader asked the Church to look at rising cases of social injustices such as human trafficking, mob justice and hate, which he said are on the increase in recent time.

“While thinking about the great responsibility that the church leadership has, it pains me to see strange criminal behaviour happening among Christian communities: Killing people with Albinism? Mob justice?  Human trafficking? Hate for each other? Finger pointing? Blame Game? The list is growing! Where are God’s Commandments? Where is the love that the Risen Christ left us with?” queried the President.

He then called upon the leadership of the General Assembly to continue nurturing the Faith and Practice of its Christians because with Faith, everything is possible.

“When people have faith in God, they respect the Law; and they have faith in themselves. And they believe in themselves. And they believe in their capabilities. They respect each other. And they respect life. And they work hard. They become people of integrity; and they become patriotic to their country.”

Responding to the President’s remarks, Moderator of the General Assembly Reverend Timothy Nyasulu of the Livingstonia Synod pledged to work with the government to end some of the social ills happening in the country.

“As a Church we pledge our continue support to your government, because anything that happens to our faithful, affects us too,” he said.

“We will therefore continue to pray for the government, for the leadership and the country as a whole besides putting in place programmes strategically aimed at tackling the rise in social injustice.”

The CCAP General Assembly comprises Malawi’s three synods of Blantyre, Nkhoma and Livingstonia plus the synods of Lusaka in Zambia and Harare in Zimbabwe.

Other churches under the CCAP are in Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa. In total the church has almost 10 million followers in the five countries.

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15 thoughts on “Mutharika meets CCAP general assembly: ‘Let’s join hands to arrest social injustice’”

  1. Nyamakumutu says:

    So is this the busy you said you have to fail meeting the influential PCA. Divide and rule at its best. Inu nanu a CCAP you should have told him him that you are not coming unless he meets PAC first. Anyway you are also optionistic.

  2. Winston Msowoya says:

    I would like to kindly apologise for my oversight error which I wrongly put 20million Rands in stead of 23million dollars that was used by South Africa’s corrupt President Jacob Zuma to renovate his illegitimate wives’ houses.What on earth? Malawians,have you learnt a lesson from our South African brothers? For how long are we to remain “DEAD SOULS”?

  3. ineyo says:

    Thanks Mr president for coming out openly but can u please clean your house first before asking your neighbours of their shortfalls.

    Firstly, tell your police to start providing security to your critics as well including opposition leaders. Secondly, ask this boy of yours called Dyson mussa to leave opposition leaders and others with different views from yours alone.

    Dausi Mr president should also be disciplined u know what I mean stop pretending. Jappie Mhango must also be schooled to stop finger-pointing.

    What about you Mr president? don’t u think u also need a special school about public address considering the fact that u are a states leader. u r a paranoid going so low to pick holes into men of God.

    Mob justice Mr president is a solution to rape cases (including gang rape), armed robberies (some cases involving police themselves), incompetent police that that is politically pushed to do their job. MOB justice Mr president must also apply to all of you who stole stole and are still stealing tax payers money. .. the list is endless…..unless there is practucal political will ti cyrb it, mob justice has come to stay Mr president.

  4. ineyo says:

    On human security: Yell your police Mr president to provide security to opposition leaders leaders as well. Mt president can also ask your Dyson mussa to stop hacking people with panga knives. a a I know u will not mind to kneel before Dausi to stop all the bad things he is doing right now.. u know what I mean for hate pretence!

    Mob justice is a solution to gang rape (rape is rape mind u) armed robberies (some done by police staff themselves), in trustworth police, corrupt leaders like u and stupid minsters of yours.

    Talk what u can actually do. don’t use short cuts for soke of them may prove to you that they were long ones!!!

  5. Wakufa Sakwata says:

    Vuto koma abwanawo samapita Ku church. Those folks cannot speak the same language. They are in different worlds. Only God knows the perfect time to redeem His remnants.

  6. young-b says:

    our president has a big problem bcoz what he always promise to do is totally different from what his govt is doing on the actual ground,e.g. in his statement to this CCAP general assembly he has asked church leaders to join hands in order to arrest social injustice but u can agree with me that what is happening almost daily is the govt’s efforts to promote social injustice manifested in different ways: the way opposition is being treated,hospitals are lacking medicines, ppo struggled with just this paused hunger(will resume very soon) this govt has also tried its best to lower the quality of education…… it is a waste of time and energy for the church leaders to say they will help this govt. Nyasatimes recently published that the president is too busy to meet PAC on the presidential powers but he is making himself available on trivial matters like this one just to gain popularity for the good of a small group of people leaving important things.this president is inconsiderate…..amaliza this term popanda chinthu cholozeka chomwe achita ali mu office

  7. Ze Roberto says:

    Only if rhetoric is equated with actions. Otherwise this is just another pastime sadly sponsored by tax payer moneys.

  8. mystery says:

    za ma gay simukukambako bwanji?mob justice ikubwera chifukwa cha a police opanda chilungamo…………..

  9. Hokoyo says:

    Gunta, there are three synods in Malawi because churches were set up by different missionaries. It is historical. For example, Nkhoma Synod is actually Dutch Reforms Church. When Cewas from Malawi go to Zambia, they pray at DRC and not CCAP.

  10. Kamwela says:

    Mr President, your problem is that you don’t listen when you are advised.

  11. Guanta says:

    In Zambia there is only one synod of Lusaka. Likewise in Zimbabwe one synod of Harare. Cannot Malawi hv one synod as well to end the rivalry/ fighting between the three synods?

  12. Winston Msowoya says:

    At times,our Church leaders must not waste their precious time attending meetings with such leaders as Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe,Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Peter Mathanyula of Malawi.The leaders should not join hands to arrest “social justice”,but to apprehend social injustice meted out to masses of our people throughout the Sub-Saharan Africa.Already our partriotic people of South Africa,have taken valorous stance against their former psoudo- revolutionary Jacob Zuma for using 20miilion Rands to renovate his concubines’houses,while the overwhelming people in Soweto Township,the nucleus of the liberation struggle in the country,still use buckets in their toilets and do not have clean water in their dilapidated homes built some hundreds of years ago.The people of Malawi too,must take undaunted course to bring Muthalika to justice for stealing MK577billion from government sources which has precipitated economic cataclysm in our country.Take courage,Malawi is for all Malawians and therefore,we need our voices heard.

  13. sidixl says:

    The Church leaders are so vocal on issues of injustice, eg Quota System, Luck of employment including medical personnel while trained nurses and Doctors are in their homes, etc in Society, BUT in presence of the President they never mentioned even one. A Nyondo, u could have taken advantage of ur visit to voice out the problems we face. Mwapoka ma Sikono?

  14. Kenkkk says:

    This is better if sincerely spoken and meant. Not what your lunatic minister jappie told the livingstonia clergy only a few days ago.

  15. kenn says:

    Only God will judge you for you know what’s in your heart. The life of the power will guide you lead your way to heaven.

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