It’s an honor that fills me with unspeakable joy: Chakwera  says ‘God bless Malawi’

Malawi’s new President Dr Lazarus Chakwera, a former Pentecostal preacher and theology lecturer,  has said in his  famous  “It’s an honour”  [sounding like its-anana]  speech  that his role would be to unite, serve Malawians and propel the  country forward to  turn it into “a New Malawi”.

It’s an honor with unspeakable joy: President Lazarus Chakwera acknowledges cheers from the crowd on Sunday at his swearing in ceremony.- (C)Govati Nyirenda (2)
The 6th Malawi’s first couple captured at the swearing in ceremony in Lilongwe-pic by Lisa Kadango (1)
Malawians  witnessing President Lazarus Chakwera swearing in Lilongwe on Sunday.(c) Govati Nyirenda
MEC Commissioner Arthur Nathulu captured at the Swearing in Ceremony -pic by Lisa Kadango

Conspicuously  excited and at times staring at his wife, Monica, who becomes a First Lady in what looked bubbly  like a new couple on date,   President Chakwera made the historic moment exciting at the Malawi Square withing Umodzi Park in Lilongwe which also hosts Bingu International Convention Centre and The President’s Hotel.

After being sworn in in a ceremony presided by Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda, Chakwera delivered his “it’s an honour” speech.

He said: “To stand before you as your President today is an honor.”

Chakwera, who likes to be poetical in his speeches,  continued: “It’s an honor that fills me with unspeakable joy and immense gratitude.

“It’s an honor forged in the furnace of your desire and demand for change.”

Added Chakwera: “It’s an honor crafted by your hand when you braved the winter chill to cast your vote. It’s an honor that has reignited the dream of our nation’s founders for a New Malawi.”

Chakwera said with vice-president Saulos Chilima, they will pursuit a dream of a better Malawi “not just as servants accountable to you voters, but as stewards of the hopes of millions of children, born and unborn, who have no vote.”

He pledged to restore a “new generation’s faith”  in the possibility of having a government that serves, “not a government that rules; a government that inspires, not a government that infuriates; a government that listens, not a government that shouts; a government that fights for you, not against you.”

The 65-year-old Chakwera  was told the crowds that he was born to a poor rural family in a tiny village outside of the capital, Lilongwe but that he had a “ blessing of growing up in a well-governed Malawi.”

“Although I was raised in a poor village like most Malawians; raised without inherited riches or political connections like most Malawians; raised without electricity or running water like most Malawians; I stand here today because I had one of the blessings of God that young Malawians today do not,” he said.

With that, President Chakwera promised to run Malawi well.

“I am accepting this call to serve you with joy and holy fear, for I am duty bound to God and all of you to give it my best,” he said.

He concluded:”God bless you and God bless Malawi.”

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mphangala
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mphangala

I am proud to be in NU-MALAWI, hahaha!! slang ya big ndi more moto .

Tonse
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Tonse

Yes Mr President ,it’s anana this it’s anana that, what we want is action now. We have had many speakers before ena kuyankhula zosomveka but Malawians have spoken. Reform the civil service first as it’s an engine that drive economy. Malawi civil service is the least paid in the SADC region

HQ Moses
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Waiting Chikolopa Ku immigration, we need change here plz Dausi and DG amaphwekesa hvy.. and mufufuzeso ma contract awa mwenyewa kuno

Nambuma Girl
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Nambuma Girl

ITSANANA too to have you as our President. Consider to dissolve Covid 19 Committee if you want Malawians to trust it and give us new Committee disregard what Matemba asked you, our President not to dissolve it. Akubisa cha?

achalume
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achalume

God chooses a leader for a season. We had Peter Mutharika, his season is gone. God has now given us Chakwera. May God give you wisdom to lead the country.

#NextPresident
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ITSANANA !

Kast
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Kast

Bwana ma speech takhala tikumva ambiri mbuyomu. But what we want are your promises fulfilled starting with fertilizer. Please arrange quickly. Kunja kwacha in less than 3 months akhala akufunika. God bless you

Mwana wa Anabanda Ku Joni
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Mwana wa Anabanda Ku Joni

Very true you are poetic and inspiring. Take it to the next level transform this nation, people have waited far too long and they are anxious

Anzeru A Kuchigwa
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Anzeru A Kuchigwa

Its also an honor to have you as our president. Dream in colour and buy a colour printer. Quality and sustainability are related. With quality human capital to materials you are assured of sustainable development. .

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