President Mutharika ask Malawi to pray:  Govt set Feb 8 day of national prayers

Malawi President  Peter Mutharika has declared a National Day of Prayer and Worship following the torrential rains that culminated into floods, killing at least 200 people displacing over 200 000 and destroying property in 15 district.

UDF MP and music kingpin Lucius Banda with  President Mutharika in Balaka when he recently visited floods victims

UDF MP and music kingpin Lucius Banda with President Mutharika in Balaka when he recently visited floods victims

Minister of information and Civic Education Kondwani Nankhumwa in a statement released on Thursday that the Interdenominational Prayers will be held on Sunday, 8th February 2015 at Robbins Park in Blantyre.

“This will be an opportunity to pray for survivors and victims of the worst floods in the nation’s history,” says Nankhumwa.

“ Once more, the President and Government extend their deepest condolences to the families of the victims of these floods.Government will with the support of its development partners continue providing assistance to the survivors and those in need of assistance.”

Nankhumwa says Government is thankful and appeals to all well-wishers to continue providing assistance to the affected families and communities.

The  deadly floods has forced government to consider revising downwards this year’s projected 5.8 percent economic growth rate.

Malawi’s economy was this year expected to expand by about 5.8 percent, according to government and International Monetary Fund (IMF) projections, propelled by the expected good agriculture season and a buoyant manufacturing and mining sector.

In his address to the nation on Tuesday, President Peter Mutharika said floods have caused a lot of damage and will bring many negative socio-economic effects to the economy.

He said preliminary assessment shows that the damage caused by flood disaster to the economy is estimated at K23.9 billion, which excludes the cost of the relief programmes currently underway.

“The growth for the country is largely driven by agriculture, manufacturing, electricity, water and mining sectors, among others. These have also been adversely affected by the floods, to the extent that the country is likely to achieve economic growth lower than 5.8 percent projected earlier for 2015,” he said.

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Achimidzimidzi
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Koma bwana pulezidenti ine ndikusowa nazo Mtendere nkhana yoyitanitsa mapepheroyi. Let’s take it that God is going to speak one of you, bigies in the government. And ‘He says, you asked for rains because you cannot live without water, true. However, you have built your houses too close to rivers where there should be water. Are you asking me, as God to build your own houses up lands for you or you asking me to withhold the rains?’ Mr APM may be you are talking about ‘ thanks giving prayers’? Please,tell your minister to clarify and he should stop telling… Read more »
Rambos
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Peter u stole the votes ad ths disaster is the rewards of ur cheatng. Go pray wth ur lomwes we dont want hypocrite like u in our prayers to the living Jah

Malindima
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So you imply that other tribes are satanic and only Lhomwes are God fearing such that their prayers were answer when one of their own won the elections?

Pemphero Lenileni
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Tizawonele fashion show. Nkhope zili phyuuu. Manja biii. Milomo ili red kuposa ya Marylyn Monroe. Mzimayi wa chiMalawi opemphela zeni zeni azakhala yomwe uja – Mai Anastazia Msosa. Ngati anaDzimbiri atazapiteko, ayi, azakhala mmayi wachiMalawi wachiwiri kumapempheloko. Ena onse zidole zachizungu

Bambo Atadala
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mwakhoza/khalani pansi.

Kika Kanawe
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We should seek God’s guidance and intervation in times.God’s intervation should not only sought disasters and calamities befall us,even in our daily undertakings God should be the first and last resort.Malawi needs God in all aspect of life.

Think Tank
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God loves people who love each other wholeheartdly. Our Lord Jesus left us instrunctions to love one another (John 15:17). This is too lacking in Malawi and He is not happy up there. This why He says we worship Him with our lips but our hearts are far from Him (Isaiah 29:13). There is alot of hatred,tribalism,regionalism,nepotism etc. Our Lord says if you remember you are not in good terms with your brother,leave your gift in front of the alter. First go and make peace with your brother. Then come back and offer your gift.(Matthew5:23) We need to cleanup our… Read more »
Phsyatangu
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Mwina pano gogo pitala wadziwa kuti mapemphelo ndi ofunikanso,Chaka chatha gogo emweyu anakana kubwela kumapemphelo nkupita ku zionetselo mxiiiiii

Ezekiel
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Vuto la atsogoleri ena anzanu akakhala pa mpando wo simuwatenga ngati atsogoleri Chifukwa akati Tiyeni tipange izi inu sizikukhuzani Koma apaso nzofunika Inde Koma nzanu so aka panda kupita chonde khalani Chete Chifukwa nawoso nchisankho cha wo Chifukwa munayamba ndinu. Koma sikhalidwe kumazichepetsa munthu Mulungu amatha kuku kweza Koma akamazitukumula mugwa ndithu.

Mashino amingi
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ABWANA PRESIDENT NDI AMALAWI TONSE, mapemphero ndi ofunika nditu ndipo tithokoze a President kamba koganiza kuti tikhale ndi tsiku la maphempero. BUT ARE THESE GOING TO BE POLITICAL PRAYERS? Who should call for for National Prayers? The president ( polititians) or the Clergy? Akasogolera mapemphero ndi andale kapena amipingo? Something is not adding up.

Think Tank
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These are political prayers. Watch the uniform which will be used by our ladies.

Bigman munthu waMulungu
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Bigman munthu waMulungu

R.I.P to all who died due to floods. God bless & restore all the victims/survivors. God bless MW from Chitipa to Nsanje,N/kota to Mchinji. ONE MW,ONE GOD. in JESUS’NAME amen!

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