Mutharika meets Malawi religious leaders: ‘Asks for special prayers’

Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Friday  met a group of prominent local religious leaders at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, where he urged them to stand alongside Government since they are partners.

Mutharika addressing members of the clergy at Kamuzu Palace

Mutharika addressing members of the clergy at Kamuzu Palace

Scones in their mouth? Mutharikapose for a photo with religious leaders at State House when they paid a courtesy call to him

Scones in their mouth stopping them to speak? Mutharika pose for a photo with religious leaders at State House when they paid a courtesy call to him

Critics say the church pastors and sheiks are being too soft on the government, refusing to condemn Mutharika and his cronies for alleged abuses such as the controversial sale of state-owned Malawi Savings Bank and kowtowing to the 76-year-old leader even on matters where he needs constructive criticism.

“I am happy to meet you today, to thank you for taking part in the development of this country in various ways through your mother bodies as this is one way of the manifestation of faith and hope for our country’s development,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika said Government is aware of the critical role the church plays in the governing of the nation.

” To this I call upon you religious leaders to be able to fully live the faith that we have received, the more we are faithful to his will, the more we will truly and substantially walk together towards the unity of purpose in development of our country,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika, who looked happy throughout his speech, assured religious leaders that his government will continue on the path of ecumenical dialogue with religious bodies for the Promotion of unity among all Malawians.

The President said he was hopeful that together, religious leaders can do a lot for the good for the less privileged, for those who are weak and suffering, to promote justice, to promote reconciliation, to build peace, and above all, keep alive in a country the thirst for development, and not allow the vision of other people with an evil mind to prevail.

Mutharika then asked for “special prayers” so that he can be a leader according to the will of God for the benefit of all Malawians.

Some of religious leaders who attended the ceremony are Blantyre Synod General Secretary Reverend Maulana, Anglican Church Bishop Brighton Malasa, Catholic Bishop Thomas Msusa, while Malawi Council of Churches was represented by Rev Francis Mkandawire.

Some of the senior clerks included Cavalry Family Church’s Apostle Madalitso Mbewe, Bishop Matoga, and Sheik Idris Muhammed from Muslim Association of Malawi.

Speaking on behalf of the clergy chairperson of Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) Bishop Thomas Luke Msusa reaffirmed their commitment to national building.

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22 thoughts on “Mutharika meets Malawi religious leaders: ‘Asks for special prayers’”

  1. shaaaa! says:

    Bingunso zinayamba chonchi.wa mwayi ndi mayi wa zingwe za mbuzi uja,chifukwa Chauta anamuonetseratu kuti sangalamulire Malawi.nde kumasamala zisanafike pa kadya kalista (cadiac arrest)pali chiphunzitso chachikulu kwambiri pamenepa.tiyeni nazoni. ali ndi khutu amve ndithu.

  2. Abimu shawa says:

    Akufuna kupempherela mvula or kudwala misala?koma inu palidi msogoleli apa bolatu JB.

  3. Bamusi says:

    Prayers for what? Mumangomtukwananso chauta INU. Kodi tinatonso ntikofiya kapena zisa za njiwa? Kuseli kwa phada kuli phwandodi.

  4. me says:

    The president have also of time to waste.

  5. Until now the so called professor doesn’t know meetings are just a waste of time.Kenako timva meeting ndi ogulitsa nkhumba,then oweta abakha…..akammanja….oitanira ma minibus…..ovina dusha……omenya madulira polowa mtauni……a zaufiti……list endless.A Malawi tili mmavuto.Bola nthawi ya John Chilembwe.Mayoooo!

  6. benn says:

    Ngati Mtola khani anaulula za ma envolop kuli bwanji Mbusa kapena Pastor mukhala chete? Nanga womvera Mulungu pamenepa akhala ndani?

  7. Kalithera says:

    Kodi nanga aja a PP Livingstonia Quota System Church analipo, Ine sindinawawone , kapena sanabwere chifukwa anaitana si joyce Banda, ayi dikirani Joyce azabwereranso pampando, muzasangalalanso nayo Cashgate

  8. ujeni says:

    Kusowa zochita President. Very very clueless. Get a broom and go and sweep some dirty street we have plenty of them.

  9. nanaphiri says:

    Alembi ndi Afalisi pose for a photo kkkkkkk moto kwa iwo opondeleza

  10. Joseph Banda says:

    No 5: Paja Judge Nyirenda amacokera ku Mulanje? Kodi mudzi wanj Bwana?

    Ndiye ndinu opusa zedi

  11. mleme says:

    Number you must be indeed very dumb. You tumbukas are the worst tribalists you should change first. He has just stopped the selling of MSB what are you barking about. It’s true empty tins or silly dogs bark the loudest. You happen to be one of those dogs and the president should not waste his time answering pigs like you

  12. kadamanja says:

    Hhahhaha! Mr President, you ask for prayers??? Yet you are corrupt leader together with your cabinet, stop Lomwelism, nepotism, regionalism and many many more then ask for prayers and we will Pray for you. Do you think when you meet these church leaders will pray for you? Forget Mr Mathanyula. And am sure you also gave them envelopes.

  13. Achimidzimidzi says:

    No one touches charcoal without getting dirty. The clergy are knowingly interacting with this person. You will see the silence there will be from the clergy.

    Azibusa inu, you mean you traveled all the way just to be told ‘thank you for we are partners’. Mukunama.

    Tell us what you discussed before we start speculating.

  14. ddiyere says:

    Bububu uyu NDE bastard we we I. There is no need to keep wasting money in hosting hosting. Meeting this this and that who, pobisalila. Everyone knows wants going on in did country. Cilipo APA zakukanikani addha .citukuko NDE cuufunika .misonkhano siikuthandizani APA bbamboooo-anthuwa asiyeni azikaweta misambi yawo osati muzwauza zozidziwa kale APA kamuflejin’gi bastard

  15. Bakha Nkhomano says:

    Siyabonga: There is no way DPP can lose elections to Nyau dancers! Kodi inu mukuyesa kuyendetsa Dambwe ndi zofanana ndi kuyendetsa BOMA? MCP ruled Malawi for 30 years and mipando yonse inali ya Nyau basi. Chief Nyau anali Mai ndi Bambo a ku Dedza!

  16. Bakha Nkhomano says:

    Iwe Siyabonga Banda. The issue of MSB has not stirred anger among Malawians. MCCCI, ECAMA, RBM, IMF, World Bank, DFID and every financial market guru including all non-Gule wamkulu Malawians wants to see the Bank sold. But the sale of the Bank has stirred deep anger and hatred among MCP Nyau members. People like Billy Mayaya and Chakwera think that running government business is the same as running a dambwe at Nsundwe.It is different. I suggested that the MCP is better off focussing on running Dambwes! After all, this is a party of death and darkness.

  17. bless makono says:

    Tsono kukumana ndi mtsogoleri amipingowa alakwa eti?kooma akanakumana ndi nda? Chindere

  18. Alufeyo says:

    Malawians are very stupid and brainless. Just take a cue from Burundi why should all jobs go to Lonwes and those with telations at statehouse like Sam Zuze? We must fight for our rights instead of behaving like Roy Hauya that failed gentleman who couldnt manage MANEB but is trying to advise govt. Unless we go on the streets we will never get a fair govt.

  19. Yesaya Dziko says:

    I respect Bingu(mhsrip) despite his weaknesses but he still fought for our good. Peter is a weak professor I have ever known.

  20. Poor man feel it says:

    Zakuvuta mdala iwe ungozixiya baxi

  21. siyabonga banda says:

    Stop nepotism first.Stop selling the Malawi Savings Banks to bail the crooked Mullis and fellow crooked Cronies.Malawians taxpayers should not foot the bills of your campaign.You stole the votes and now you are looking for the Men of God to help you.This issue of MSB has stirred anger in many knowledgeable Malawians.If Malawians were to vote again today,you would lose miserably.

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