Mutharika preaches unity, hard work on Malawi 52nd Independence Day

President Prof. Peter Mutharika Wednesday called upon all Malawians to unite, work hard together with a high sense of integrity and patriotism to attain economic freedom.

President Peter Mutharika speeking at the ceremony(C)Govati Nyirenda MANA

President Peter Mutharika speeking at the ceremony(C)Govati Nyirenda MANA

A sign of oness at the Prayers(C)govati Nyirenda

A sign of oness at the Prayers(C)govati Nyirenda

Kamwana Family performing music(C)Govati Nyirenda.

Kamwana Family performing music(C)Govati Nyirenda.

President Peter Mutharika greets Rev. Morris Munthali(C)Govati Nyirenda

President Peter Mutharika greets Rev. Morris Munthali(C)Govati Nyirenda

1st Lady Madam Getrude Mutharika grrets Bishop Geoffry Matoga preacher in English at the Prayers.

1st Lady Madam Getrude Mutharika grrets Bishop Geoffry Matoga preacher in English at the Prayers.

He made the call at this year’s independence Day Celebration held at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe where the he led an interdenominational congregation in national prayer service of worship to mark the 52nd Independence Anniversary.

The Malawi leader said the onus was on every Malawian, and not on anybody else, to move the nation forward economically.

“In my independence address I’d like to ask all Malawians to work hard for our economic freedom,” said Mutharika. “There is no one except us who can free this country from the economic burdens and poverty.”

The President quoted the Koran Chapter 13 vs 11 saying “…God cannot change the condition of the people until the people themselves feel to change the condition they are in”.

Mutharika said for the past two years his government had changed the national vision and programmes but he said the natural change begun with individual Malawians.

“Like Mahatma Gandhi said ‘If you want change, you must be the change you want to see’, our freedom begins with us,” said Mutharika.

Earlier in the day the President led the congregation in the national prayer service of worship by taking the First Reading in English from the book of Psalms Chapter 128 verses 1 – 6.

The Second Reading in Chichewa came from 2 Thessalonians Chapter 3 verses 6 – 12 by Mrs. Emily Banda Egolet of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church.

Further activities during the 52nd Independence Day National Prayer Service of Worship included Chichewa and English sermons and prayers led by Christian and Islamic officiating clergy present at the event; and intercessory prayers and special offering for people affected by natural disasters in the country.

Choirs from various denominations took turns in the intervals of the activities praising and worshiping God for peace prevailing on the land.

All the activities’ central message was drawn from this year’s Independence Commemorations theme which was: Committed to Patriotism, Integrity, and Hard Work for a Prosperous Malawi With the Help of God.

The clergy hailed Mutharika for his wisdom to dedicate the 52nd Independence Anniversary to national prayer service of worship saying such events unify the people in the country.

Twenty members of the clergy officiated the national prayers of worship among them; Sheikh Jaafar Kawinga of Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi (QMAM); Sheikh Most Rev. Archbishop Thomas Msusa, Chairman, Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM); Pastor Flackson Kuyama, President, SDA Church; Right Rev. Bishop Bighton Vita Malasa, Upper Shire Diocese of Anglican Church in Malawi; and Rev. Dr. Chatha Msangaambe, Moderator, CCAP, Nkhoma Synod.

 

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Chimunthu
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2 months 21 days ago
Malawi’s 52nd Independence celebrations marks 52 years of deterioration, not progress. Praying to God will achieve nothing unless APM takes his finger out and does something to advance the country. Action should begin at the top not at village level. What can the ordinary villager do without leadership from the top? The DPP government has done absolutely nothing to further the development of he country. Mired in corruption as it is there is no hope for the country. Any good that is being done is due to foreign aid, mainly from the old colonial masters. What do APM’s friends the… Read more »
Petre Mathanyula.
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2 months 15 days ago

Hard work my foot. You want ordinary people to work hard on empty stomachs while you and your crooked ministers continue to loot our money. No way.

The watchman
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The watchman
2 months 22 days ago

52 years with nothing to show for & we are still living a lie. APM can not profess unity, integrity, patriotism if he still harboring corrupt individuals, fear of men in his administration.
It’s time to introspect our politics if Malawi has to progress at moment the moral crisis continues to swallow the destiny of Malawi. We pretend to turn to God but not abiding in His glorious will & He is not a respect of persons but principals.

dzana
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dzana
2 months 22 days ago

No Livingstonia Synod, that’s devide and concur

You demand hard work for everyone yet you create so many public holidays like for example namazani holiday – is that not contradictory?

Mzala
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2 months 21 days ago

I guess CCAP was represented by Nkhoma Synod. Even Blantyre Synod was not there.

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