Catholic Church role in development greatly appreaciated – Chakwera

The leader of opposition in Parliament and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has  commended  the role the influential  Catholic Church plays in development in the country.

Chakwera:  Parliament appreciates the role Catholic Church play in development

Chakwera said this after he attended  the inauguration of St Mary’s Catholic Parish at Kasitu in Nkhotakota on Saturday

He said: “What we have noticed, particularly the Catholic Church, is that they have been pivotal in providing services in education. For example, out of 21 or more national secondary schools, about 17 are Catholic.

“This simply shows how crucial it is for the church to continue providing such services.”

Chakwera said this in quotes reported by The Nation newspaper on Monday.

During the event, Bishop John Ryan of Mzuzu Diocese of the Catholic Church  said the church will not endorse any political party or leader ahead of the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections but that the church will only guide its congregants on qualities of a good leader that the country needs to have.

He said the church is looking for a leader with eight qualities that include honesty, transformational leadership and selflessness.

Reacting to Ryan’s speech, Chakwera said it was good that the bishop was explicit in terms of what they expect.

He said: “The speech is extremely important because it touches on the future of this country and what every Malawian, particularly those belonging to the church, should do as part of their civic duties.”

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Sharing is caring!

Follow us in Twitter
4 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Shithole Country Shithole dpp

Si za ma prophet zodyera anthuzi.

kaka ni dada
kaka ni dada
3 years ago

Kwacha! Bravo Chakwera & Mia 2019 boma basi.

MA D7 MA D6
MA D7 MA D6
3 years ago

OUR FOREFATHERS FOUGHT COLONIALISM WITH ONE HEART -ONE MIND –ONE AGENDA –ONE GOAL—

QUESTIONS =IT LOOKS CHAKWERA AND CHILIMA ARE SINGING THE SAME HYMNS ?? IF SO; WHY MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO WORK TOGETHER
FOR THE BETTERMENT OF OUR MOTHER MALAWI ?? WE NEED ANSWERS FROM CHAKWERA AND CHILIMA

jones
jones
3 years ago
Reply to  MA D7 MA D6

Join the discussion… Pamenepo bwana mwanena zoona. Anthuwa akana khala pamodzi kuti apumbwawa tithane nawonga bwino.

Read previous post:
Widespread poverty and unemployment fuels drug abuse – Official

Malawi government has attributed increased cases of drug abuse to high level of unemployment and  widespread poverty. Ministry of Home Affairs and...

Close