Catholic organisation says Malawi needs ‘messiah’ leadership to achieve meaningful transformation

Lilongwe-based Centre for Social Concern (CfSC) executive director, Father James Ngahy, says Malawi needs servant and ‘messiah’ leaders to steer the aspirations of the citizens for the country to achieve meaningful socio-economic transformation.

Father Ngahy: Malawi needs selfless leadership to develop.-Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyas Times
Training of the Local Advisory Committee in progress at the Centre for Social Concern offices in Lilongwe–Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyas Times
Assistant Superintendent Mpangeni making a presentation during the Local Advisory Committee trainging in Lilongwe–Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times

Ngahy made the remarks during a training for the Local Advisory Committee (LAC). The training was held  Friday under the Inter Religious Dialogue/Conflict Management Project, which the Centre is implementing with funding from a German charity – Miserior.

The project is being implemented in Balaka, Mangochi and Machinga and it aims to increase tolerance for peaceful coexistence between and among ethno-religious and political groups in a religious diverse Malawi.

Currently, the Centre is raising awareness on the danger lying ahead of chiefs and faith leaders actively participating in partisan politics and the need for the same to resist the temptation of being used by politicians to perpetrate violence ahead of the fresh election.

And speaking when he closed a half-day training for the LAC members who comprises the police, faith and traditional leaders, Ngahy challenged Malawians to take advantage of the May 19, 2020, presidential election to choose for themselves a ‘messiah’ leader who can ensure equitable distribution of the resources.

Ngahy stressed that Malawi needs a leader who will fully dedicate himself or herself towards achieving a common good.

“Malawi needs ‘messiah’ leader who is willing to take the aspirations and expectations of his people into his hand. If you have good leaders, surely, even one persons can change the whole country. A good leader, especially the President, can change quite a lot. Just as if you have a good head, the body will not be shaking anyhow,” he said.

Ngahy called upon Malawians to choose for themselves leaders who will rise above petty nepotism, tribalism and regionalism in an effort to build the nation.

“Malawi needs a leader that can bring this nation together. We need leaders of the John Magufuli’s calibre and Nelson Mandela’s charisma. We don’t have to be divided as the situation is today. Additionally, Malawi needs education that is practical, not education for mere papers,” said Ngahy.

Kanengo Police Station Community Policing Coordinator, Assistant Superintendent Perry Mpangeni, said the trainings are crucial as they will help enhance collaboration between the police and the community ahead of the fresh election.

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lere
8 months ago

Listening to the Catholic preaching the words of wisdom but the devil is Sitting in the Catholic Church. Name any evil activity is taking place in Catholic. Clean your church first.

Rex Msiska
Rex Msiska
8 months ago

It is really painful to see some people think that the Nation we live in, the people(malawians) were created by human beings(who were not even there, let they lie that they helped God). Malawi, the land was created and thereafter created human beings.God without any help from a human being placed them in the land which we now call Malawi and its human beings, malawians. After God had finished creating Malawi and placing the people in, He put some rules how to care for the land, His land. For the people, He was their King(President) and cared for them. Human… Read more »

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
8 months ago

Churches need Messiah leadership. Malawi just needs a good leader. Even Magufuli does not have messiah leadership because some of his policies and actions are very authoritarian. So we need something a bit drastic. Or can the father give us an example of countries with Messiah leadership. People like Kagame dont like being criticized and arrest or kill rivals and thats how he is able to develop Rwanda the way it is. We need someone who thinks like Kamuzu when it comes to Malawi first and doesnt act like him when it comes to his opponents.

Visanza
Visanza
8 months ago

Malawi needs messiah leadership? What do you mean? Some of you people are completely deluded. Who among the party leadership can provide that?

DR CASSIM H CHILUMPHA
8 months ago

We are endlessly personal when dealing with those who hold a different view from ours, instead of looking at what they are saying rationally. As a result the country does not benefit from healthy debate on important national issues

DR CASSIM H CHILUMPHA
8 months ago

That’s a correct diagnosis of our country, especially when those who are supposed to help Malawians make informed choices are reluctant to deal with issues from a point of principle but are always personal.

chinthuli
chinthuli
8 months ago

Ambuye Yesu musatisiye tokha pa 19 May 2020 tipatseni mtsogeli uyoooooooooooooo!!!!!! wachikondi; wangwiro; wolemekeza malamulo; wopanda tsankho komanso wachilungamo

nyapapi
nyapapi
8 months ago
Reply to  chinthuli

Let’s pray hard to have a leader who can develop our nation, end corruption, improve agricultural sector, improve road infrastructure and create employment for the youths.

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