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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shaaaa!
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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.

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

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

me
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The president have also of time to waste.

Mabattery a mlakho
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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!

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

Kalithera
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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

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

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

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

Ndiye ndinu opusa zedi

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