Mutharika asks Malawians to be industrious: ‘Chilembwe was visionary leader’

President Peter Mutharika has advised people in the country to be industrious as he led centenary commemoration of freedom fighter the Reverend John Chilembwe in Chiradzulu.

President Mutharika being welcomes by PIM President, Reverend Wilson Mitambo.-Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana
President Mutharika and First lay their wreaths to pay tribute to Chilembwe.-Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana
Atupele Muluzi paying tribute to Chilembwe after laying his wreath.-Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana
Chief Secretary to government Lloyd Muhara (L) and Minister of Agriculture Joseph Mwanamvekha receiving their wreaths.-Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana

Mutharika said  citizens should embrace the Malawi’s principal Martyr  for his spirit of hard work.

Speaking on Tuesday at Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) in Chiradzulu during Chilembwes memorial service, Mutharika said government has undertaken different infrastructural developments such as the construction of the Aida Chilembwe Community Technical College to impart skills to the youth to groom them into productive citizens.

“John Chilembwe was a man of integrity and a hard worker. My government is embracing these core principles because I would like people to be industrious so that they can transform from poverty to prosperity,” Mutharika said.

He added: “Chilembwe wanted his people to be driven bu hardwork. That is why Whilembwe called his Church an Industrial Mission.He wanted his people to be  industrious. He wanted us to be industrious.”

Mutharika, therefore, called on Malawians to continue living in peace and harmony to promote developmental projects being implemented in different areas across the country.

PIM President, Reverend Wilson Mitambo asked people in the country to stop fighting and concentrate on praying and uplifting each others lives.

“Gone are the days when people fought and I urge you political leaders to stop pulling each other down, instead I would like to encourage you to support one another,” he said.

Mitambo, therefore, asked the country’s leadership to support PIM in upgrading historical structures within the institution to suit the present environment.

Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha who represented friends of John Chilembwe applauded the cordial relationship that exists between government and churches in transforming the nation.

Mutharika led a selected contingent of people to lay wreaths on tombstones of martyrs who were part of Chilembwe’s uprising.

United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi, who is also Minister of Health, was among dignitaries that laid wreaths in honour of the fallen heroes.

Atupele was actually the second on the protocol list to lay the wreath before any minister.

Former Malawi democratic president Malawi Bakili Muluzi set aside January 15 as a public holiday in honour of Chilembwe who is regarded as a symbol of courage as  he waged war with the British without sophisticated weapons.

Born in 1871, Chilembwe was killed in 1915. He was buried at an unknown place in Esperanza Estate in Mulanje.

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Tizanka
Tizanka
1 year ago

Somalia does not have a functioning government but they are making headway. Malawians like to complain and whine. Foreign nationals are industrious that’s why they are making money and amalawi akugona tulo

Favour of Yahweh
1 year ago

Mr President, Malawians like mourning, they think everything comes on a silver platter. All they know much is finger pointing. Most of Malawians believe in white colour jobs. If people stop mourning and rise up, it is easy. All they want is favour from someone. Those who are working hard they are enjoying the fruits of their hard work, but mourners will carry on mourning until the Lord comes.

Vinjenje
Vinjenje
1 year ago

Is he industrious himself ?

linda
1 year ago

Mr President, Malawians are very industrious but you fail to give them markets where they can sell their produce. Stop the insults, you’re the one killing us.

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
1 year ago
Reply to  linda

Linda learn to find your own rhythm like some of us. we started our businesses not relying on government handouts. koma ngati mudzikhala choncho kudikila kuti boma lidzikuchitila dzinthu ndiye mudzingokhalira kulira choncho alesi inu olo patakhala kuti pabwera mtsogoleri wamtundu wanji.

phillips
phillips
1 year ago

ma cadet mulikuti comment yanu palibe koma pakabwela nkani ya chilima kuchitakutamangira ubwino wake yanu ndi nchito ife timangochezapo apa osati wina mpaka kutionga ayi, kucheza kufuna kuonesana basi , koma cadet kuongedwa mpaka kumaocha magalimoto,

JJ Mbewe the pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the pathfinder
1 year ago

I thought it chance of talking about politics, alibe nkani ndaliyi kulubwa basi akuona ngati akumuchitila jealousy koma a kupanga exploit amalawi , his brother 10 years as president iyeyuso apasidwe 10 years ufumu kapena kupela antu ena ufulu wao, mudikile aone akala namba three during election

Ndaonavino
Ndaonavino
1 year ago

Ndiye udakalirabetu chifukwa he will be given that mandate until 2024 believe me!

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

Typical APM, speaks one thing and practices something else. Where was the opposition Mr President? Do you know why?

Chatsika
Chatsika
1 year ago
Reply to  BigMan

A Big man always exposing your ignorance on protocol. Who was supposed to invite participants? Do you think Absalom Arafat Hamdan or one Judas Lazaro can be courageous to be present where truth is told? Myopic idiots who are drunk by jealous , hatred and envy? Or you mean opposition in the name of Levi Nyondo?

Costly Gogoda Chisale
Costly Gogoda Chisale
1 year ago
Reply to  Chatsika

Emotional support from an emotionally charged Cadet

Ndaonavino
Ndaonavino
1 year ago
Reply to  BigMan

Umafuna awanyamule a opposition kuti tiyeni ku PIM? stop stupid thinking mr smallman

Kalulu Wadwala
Kalulu Wadwala
1 year ago

At unknown place in esparanza.? How did they know that he was buried in esparanza? If they know they why is his grave not known. The problem with doctored history. Truth will be told one day.

Chigaru
Chigaru
1 year ago
Reply to  Kalulu Wadwala

Actually there is evidence to this.

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