Bushiri interview dominates Malawi newspapers: ‘I was born to serve and that’s my calling’

South Africa-based leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri  has revealed that his calling as a man of God is centered on serving people and creating a world where love reigns supreme.

The ECG leader said this in exclusive separate interviews he gave to Malawi’s two main weekend newspapers, Weekend Nation and Malawi News.

Prophet Bushiri: I believe I have a right to serve the people of Malawi 

The two weeklies engaged Bushiri to expound on his Monday last week televised address where he offered to source maize to restock Admarc as part of stabilizing maize prices which are, currently, exorbitantly high.

Asked what he would do if government rejects the offer, Bushiri said he will just move on with the plan to supply to the market at reasonable prices which will be guided by government released price band of MK230-50.

“As I said my aim is to help disadvantaged Malawians who are the victims of these high prices.  I believe I have a right to serve the people of Malawi of whom some of them are my own mothers, fathers, daughters and sons.  I was born to serve and that’s my calling,” he said.

Bushiri—who is expected in Malawi this December for the free maize distribution exercise—also explained why he had to use the media to lay across the message.

“This is a matter of public interest and as such is best communicated to the masses concerned through the use of public platforms,” he said.

The ECG leader also took the opportunity to quash perceptions of some people who politicize his benevolence.

“The fact remains that food security issues are issues of my concern as a Leader in my own space and as a patriotic Malawian as well as a Proud African philanthropist. We need to resist from confusing or twisting politics and matters of national interest,” he said.

He, then, assured Malawians that he will not keep silent but continue to voice out on issues that are of national interest.

“The current issue is purely a matter that every person with a clear conscious should speak out on and it should be a concern to all Malawians and all stakeholders.

“The ripple effects are huge in the immediate to long-term period if the pattern of holding the main staple food for the disadvantaged Malawians is left unchallenged.”

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Jona
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That’s the way to go Rumphi west is your second home your are most welcome

GPMG
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GPMG

The problem of maize availability and pricing needs to be properly debated and lasting solutions found. What people need to know is that the production and sale of the staple is heavily politicized for the purposes of votes. The biggest mistake with maize in Malawi is that we start at the end, instead of at the beginning: We want to keep maize prices low, without paying regard to what it costs to produce it. Farmers of maize should ALWAYS get prices which will enable them to recover all their inputs and get a decent profit on top. Attempts to keep… Read more »

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Keen Observer

I agree with you solely that is the biggest problem you can only control something that you subsidize in its production not otherwise.