Chakwera told to walk the talk as North clergy pray for Malawi leader

Clergy have asked President Lazarus Chakwera to walk the talk by fulfilling what the Tonse Alliance promises in their manifesto during the campaign period ahead of the June 23 Presidential elections.

Chakwera addressing the audience pic by Gracian Jeke (Mana)
Clergy praying for the President pic by Gracian Jeke (Mana)

Moderator of CCAP Synod of Livingstonia, Rev Isaac Malongo said the President should fulfil what they promised Malawians during the campaign period as people are hopeful and have high expectations of the new government.

He was speaking Saturday during an interface meeting President Chakwera organised for faith leaders from the northern region at Mzuzu State Lodge.

Malongo said:“We have observed in the past that when someone has taken the leadership of the nation, most of the time what they promised during campaigns are not done. We hope what was promised during the campaign period will be done and fulfilled.”

He said Malawians are hopeful and are watching government to fulfil its promises.

The Moderator recommended government for prioritising the public sector reforms and the accountability mechanism through the president appearance to the national assembly where he answers questions from members of the parliament.

Rev Malongo expressed worry of acquisition of land by foreigners instead of indigenous Malawians saying land is a critical resource which need to be owned by Malawian.

President Chakwera commended the clergy for being honest with him, saying men of God need to hold the Presidents accountable for what they promised.

The President asked the clergy to continue praying, providing advice and guidance to him saying it was the duty of all Malawians to develop the nation including the clergy.

He said government has not started implementing some of the promises it made during the campaign as it want to complete some of the projects left by his predecessor Peter Mutharika like the construction of the Njakwa- Livingstonia Road then it would fulfil its campaign promises.

Chakwera said the country could develop if the nation could deal with the problem of corruption and few people benefiting instead of all Malawians.

Monsignor Andrew Chunda of the Catholic Church assured Chakwera of the clergy’s support saying the President task of running the nation was huge and need a collected effort.

“As the clergy, we will work with you so that your government achieves its plans so that we develop the country together,” he said.

The meeting was attended by a cross section of the clergy drawn from the northern region.

During the meeting, the clergy took their time to pray for the President so that God should guide him as he rules the nation.

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Mbwenu Naluta
Mbwenu Naluta
3 years ago

It benefits nobody if people continue raising accusing fingers to predecessors. For how long are we going to hear the ills perpetrated by past regimes? Is the current government still not sure that they are now in the driving seat, that what we expect is to see the vehicle being driven towards the anticipated direction? Was it not a couple of days ago during Chilima’s lecture when he discouraged worshipping and praise singing for a fellow human being just because he is the president? What has anything tangible Chakwera done that will lift a Malawian’s life other than organizing press… Read more »

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
3 years ago

Walk the talk. The clergy have realized that the reputation of a ” pastor” is on the line. If this colleague of their own fails to deliver, he will be taken for a crook and people will never trust a pastor for president again.

Last edited 3 years ago by Mwini muzi
3 years ago


3 years ago

chiyambi cha nzeru nikuopa yehova, well done Baba Chakwera proverb 9:10

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
3 years ago

As he leads the nation NOT rules, he is a leader not a ruler.

Moqtadar al Sadir
3 years ago

UTM promised 1 million jobs but I don’t think that can be achieved. Chilima is the one who talked about reducing passport fees. Chilima’s promises are too difficult to attain. Rev. Malongo should have talked about protecting the Chikangawa forest and other forests in Malawi. We need a good road from Kanengo to Nkhamenya and then from Mzungu to Chiweta. Malawians are tired of paying very high fees in private schools after Bakili Muluzi destroyed the education system in public schools. The list is long.

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