President Joyce Banda says her administration will endeavour to continue to upholding the freedom of worship to Malawians as enshrined in the Constitution.
The Malawi leader made the statement when she opened this year’s Bible Week- which runs from 6th to 13th October – at Mzimba Community Ground.
She commended the Bible Society of Malawi for the good work they are doing to bring the word of God to people and applauded the translation of the Bible into many ethnic languages.
The President, who donated K500, 000, called on Malawians to support the work of Bible Society of Malawi.
Banda retaliated that she is doing everything possible to turn around the country’s ailing economy she inherited from the late Bingu wa Mutharika administration in April this year.
The President said she will not be discouraged by her detractors as God will continue to give her wisdom to get Malawi out of economic woes, saying Malawi would be better placed to live if people use the word of God as a standard for their lives.
“Malawi will be a better place to live in if people are entrenched in the word of God,” said President Banda who during the function read Holy Scriptures from the book of John chapter 12, verses 44 to 48.
In his sermon during the function, Bishop Joshua Kondwani Mzumara said a nation that believes in God, achieves more.
Reverend Martin Saka who was the Chairperson of the Mzimba Bible Week Committee took the opportunity in asking the Malawi leader for fertility subsidy coupons saying the men of God had been sidelined in the previous programmes yet they also have gardens to look after.
The Bible Society presented Banda with a Bible and a framed picture of her swearing in ceremony.