Malawi parliament turns into shrine as MPs pray for accident free nation

Parliament on Thursday afternoon virtually turned into a shrine as Christian and Muslim MPs from both sides of the House prayed for an accident free nation.

Mtonga: Led the prayers

This come amid growing incidents of accidents that has so far claimed 900 lives between January and June. The latest being in Lilongwe on Thursday near Bingu Stadium where two people died instantly.

Both the government side and the opposition put their political differences aside to pray for sanity on the roads.

The parliamentarians set aside their role of representation, oversight and legislation for 20 minutes to ask God and Allah protect Malawians on the roads.

Organiser of the prayers, Karonga south MP Reverend Malani Mtonga said the legislators were concerned with the rising number of accidents and thought of asking for divine intervention.

The government has put in place strict measures, which include stiff traffic offence penalties in a bid to curb the rising number of accidents.

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Panganye
3 years ago

Splendid gesture honourables

Panganye
3 years ago

Splendid gesture honourables

naphi
naphi
3 years ago

God helps those who help themselves! Really, can`t you people see that YOU have to educate these people to adhere to the rules on Malawi roads? This is YOUR job! Divine intervention indeed!

Brainiac
Brainiac
3 years ago

Mwatha nzeru ma MP inu. Prayers will not prevent accidents you morons. Enact laws to make sure our roads are safe and that means contractors adhering to standards of public works infrastructure; laws to ensure that drivers get the right driving tuition and more importantly curb corruption so that people stop buying licenses. Malawi and praying will not solve problems. God gave man the power to change things and make the world a better place and leadership is clearly lacking to help steer the country in a direction where things can happen predictably. Prayer my foot. What a bunch of… Read more »

Bodza la N'nanu
Bodza la N'nanu
3 years ago

Increased and alarming accidents and subsequently deaths on roads of Malawi has nothing to do with satanic grip, it more to do with carelessness by the drivers themselves, be it a God fearing person or not. People drive their cars when they’re drunk, tired, sleepy, taking and texting on the mobile phones. Overspeeding seems to be the norm. As long as drivers don’t change their dangerous behaviour whilst driving, the 900 deaths will triple in no time.

Dav
Dav
3 years ago

God and Allah?

nyovwi
3 years ago

why mixing allah and our Mighty Gid?

Jesus is Lord
Jesus is Lord
3 years ago
Reply to  nyovwi

Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers! Allah = Satan, see Koran Sura 3:54 Arabic vs Revelation 12:9.

yosefe mateyu
yosefe mateyu
3 years ago

My fellow Malawians, that is the only way to go. Yes, current Parliament is full of pastors, including Malani Mtonga, Lazarous Chakwera, Justin Majawa, Sam Kawale, Mark Botomani and many others. However, same spirit should apply in our homes and all workplaces. Let us pray hard without stopping.

Jesus is Lord
Jesus is Lord
3 years ago
Reply to  yosefe mateyu

If they were real pastors they wouldn’t be in parliament lusting after filthy lucre. 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, Ephesians 6:12 KJV

alungwana
alungwana
3 years ago

Congratulations honorable members! We can not do anything without God. Akapanda kumanga nyumba Yehova, akuyumanga ayimanga chabe. Even if we put stiff penalties for the offenders, one thing is clear that nobody prepares or deliberately goes for an accident.

MWANAMALAWI
MWANAMALAWI
3 years ago

it clearly shows that we can do without them, what will pastors do then?

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