Pentecostal pastors on Monday fell short of asking the holy spirit to intervene in the endless power cuts in Malawi instead they asked President Peter Mutharika to ensure power blackouts are minimised.
Speaking at Kamuzu Palace, one of the pastors, in his speech dwelt much on power blackouts, saying Malawians are suffering and losing a lot.
“These power blackouts are also a scare to potential investors,” said the pastor as President Mutharika looked on.
Mutharika is presiding on the worse era in the history of the efficiency of power utility provider Escom as Malawians and investors spend long hours without electricity.
The pastor said the government should explore alternative energy means to supplement power from Esom, stating the frequent power cuts are a detrimental to development.
Mutharika however did not respond to this electricity power issue, although he said, the church and government must work together to improve lives of ordinary Malawians.
Apostle Augustine M’gala promised to provide guidance to government.
“We are there to provide wise counsel where we feel you need the wise counsel and we are available. We are at your disposal to provide the guidance as men of God so that the country enjoys the good peace and tranquility that is prevailing” pledged Mgala.
Mgala pointed out that with the conductive environment government is providing for the preaching of the gospel to many parts of the country, they feel obliged to pray for the country’s leadership.