Chakwera seeks God’s intervention as Malawi Covid cases surges: Sets 3 days of prayer and fasting

President Lazarus Chakwera, former head of the Malawi Assemblies of God, one of the largest Christian denominations in the country,   has called upon Malawians to go into three days of prayer  when churches are supposed to be closing and observing social distance with the crisis-hit country now suffering one of the highest infection rate in the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

President Chakwera has encouraged Malawi citizens to to turn to God, express their fears and seek His ever-present protection

Chakwera has since pleaded with religiously-inclined citizens to join him in observing three days of fasting and prayer from Thursday to Saturday, against the spread and impact of the virus pandemic.

Minister of Information, Gospel Kazako, who is also government spokesperson, in a statement said  the prayers are being called upon for the recovery of those infected and affected by the virus; the protection and susteinance of healthcare workers on the frontline in the fight against the pandemic.

The statement further calls upon the country’s citizenry to again join the President on Sunday 19th July in observing a National Day of Thanksgiving with a vision of creating an opportunity within our homes and religious gatherings across the nation in expressing gratitude to God for the grace he has showered upon the nation.

Chakwera’s aide Sean Kampondeni said while the 65-year-old President is a preacher, he does not want to turn Malawi into a theocracy and neither does he want to proselytise.

Government is also calling for strict adherence to the Covid -19 preventive measures during these religious gatherings.

However, some people have been quick to observe that President has run out of clues and resigned to fate or that the call to prayers is only a PR stunt to divert public attention from his policy failures.

On Monday, the Attorney General  Dr Chikosa Silungwe stopped the Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus from enforcing any safety measures.

In response, Professor John Phuka who co-chairs the Committee appealed in a statement to Malawians to “use your common sense to protect yourself and your loved ones”. Most public health officials have backed the Professor and said government has abandoned Malawians.

Chakwera and his political allies have been downplaying the issue of Coronavirus in Malawi.

Meantime, the whole country has run out of testing materials with hospitals also running short of protective gear for medical staff. The numbers are rising high and deaths increasing.

Malawi is now the second country in the SADC region with the highest number of virus cases next to South Africa – the eighth highest in the world .

As of 12 July, the number of virus fatalities increased by 63 per cent from 19 in the past week to 38.
Returnees and deportees continued to arrive in the country mainly from South Africa and so far the country has received 1,977 returnees.

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Jamax
Jamax
7 months ago

Koma Abusa inu mudzinena zoona inu mukuonekeramu mungasale chokudya?? Njala yomwe mwachoka nawo ku opposition yangonangona ndiye mukatinamize zosala kudya? kkkk!!!! musandisekese mwamva…… mukumbukile paja munkalengeza ku mtundu wa a Malawi kuti Coronavirus kulibe mwaiwala? Ndiye panopa mukuti chiani? panopa kakubwera ku chipani kwanu komweko kenako kafika kunyumba kwanu komweko. Mapemphero ochita mwachinyengo samveka pamaso pa Mulungu ali ngati nsembe womwe ankapeleka Cain mumunda wa Eden.

joyce
joyce
7 months ago

Uzipemphera wekha ndi mkazi wako ambwiyako ana ako sumati korona virus kulibe lero waitenga kuti ndipo ikukathe iwe amene umasogolera zoyipa zofalitsa uthenga woyipa Malawi muno munthu wa chisokonezo iwe olirira udindo ndiumenemo sitikufuna ife tizimva za korona uyichotseretu ukayisiye kumene wa itenga ko ife za uzete sitikuzifuna mtsogoleri wolephera iwe umawona ngati kulamula dziko ndi masewera ngati unalephera ku assembly of god kuja tisakumvenso ukuyankhula za korona sukulu utsegulirenso osati zofoira zikupanga iwezo tikupatsa sabata imodzi ukangolephera tikupangira ma demonstration a massive dziko lonse sumapanga ziwembu zambirimbiri nawenso ikukathe zedi isakusiyire moyo.

Bondo
Bondo
7 months ago

People are dying and your strategy is to pray and fast. Koma Malawi azionatu chaka chake ndi chino. Inu abwana pa nkhani yanu yobeledwa chisankho bwanji simunakhale kunyumba ndi kumapemphera? Mumaswela kukhoti indicating that God works through human means after they put effort. Put plans in action and then you can make all the noise you want about prayer.

Koma
Koma
7 months ago

Kkkk! Koma abusa, zamapempherozi munamuuza mtambo? Tawerengani zomwe ananena mtamvo pa 24 May . Inu ngati abusa munamudzudzula kuti ine sindingathe ngati mapemphero sangathe kuthandiza dziko la Malawi? Ine ndinamva chisoni kuti inuyo ndi wokutsaturani anu mtambo anakukwezani kuposa mapemphero. Inu munanyadira tsono lero mukuti chiani? Tiyeni tilape namalenga akhululuka ndiye kukhala kwache.

Apostle Williams
7 months ago

No one is forced to fast and pray. If you don’t believe that prayer can help a nation then don’t it but don’t discourage those who has seen prayer working for them.

henry
7 months ago

Kodi zatha zakudya katatu patsiku?

The Sniper.
The Sniper.
7 months ago

We prayed to win the case at the High Court, and we won the case!
We prayed to win the Election on 23 June, hehehehe we won the election!
What can stop us to win this pandemic after taking our knees down to the floor as we did during the election?
I just don’t want to say that those who are against prayers are of the Devil and they have their king and queen whom they trust!

Kaitano
Kaitano
7 months ago

God is so good and much good! He has sent Chakwera in time to be the President of the Republic of Malawi. This is the time Malawi will see the hand of God! We are winning this!

The Dangerous Protocol.
The Dangerous Protocol.
7 months ago

By reading many comments down, it has really showed me that many Malawians don’t believe in God rather, they are just Christians who doesn’t know what and how to pray! This is the time you will see the God of heaven. Kaya mupemphera nawo kaya ayi, muone mmene Mulungu atapangile ndi Dziko la Malawi. There is no Politics in prayers Baba, pano pa Nyasatimes, khalani choncho koma the majority of Malawians have taken the message seriously ndipo they are going to pray. Sizinaoneke! Glory to God almighty!

Wiseup
Wiseup
7 months ago

AMEN, AMEN AND AMEN

TRUTH
TRUTH
7 months ago

God does not hear a prayer of a sinner. Chakwela knows about this. He is only mocking God. You can not serve two masters, God and the devil. You chose to go into politics to serve the devil. You openly resigned to serve God.and joined the agents of the devil to work with. Do not fool God. The love of money is the root of all evil. Remember the the money you are now swimming in is the root of all evil!!!

Wiseup
Wiseup
7 months ago
Reply to  TRUTH

The last time i checked God was the one who elected people to positions of leadership (through the people of course). If you are deep in sin, he will give you leaders who will show you Nyekhwe. If you revere the Lord, he will give you Godly leaders who will lead you into peace and prosperity. So yes, God is a politician and no, politics is not of the devil when you are in the latter group.

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