Mutharika hold talks with Anglican Bishops: Calls for religious intervention in rescuing Malawi

President Peter Mutharika has called  for the intervention of religious organizations in running the affairs of the people of Malawi in collaboration with his government.

Mutharika posing for a group photo with the bishops
Mutharika posing for a group photo with the bishops
Mutharika shaking hands with one of the bishops
Mutharika shaking hands with one of the bishops

Mutharika said this on Tuesday when he held an audience with Anglican bishops from Central Africa Province at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

The bishops came from Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and the host country Malawi.

The President said Malawi being a God fearing nation seriously need to work hand in hand with religious organizations as the country is also guided by spiritual values.

“The Church and state serve the same population as such we must not tire in working hand in hand as we seek solutions to the nation’s problems,” Mutharika said.

He also called upon all politicians and religious leaders to preach the newly found pillars for Malawi in the name of patriotism, hard work and intergrity.

“Both in political and religious spheres, we must continuously preach our newly found pillars of development namely patriotism, hard work and intergrity,” Mutharika said.

Mutharika also hailed the Anglican Church for provision of spiritual guidance and physical development towards the improvement of livelihood of its flock in particular and the nation in general since the province was inagurated in Malawi in 1955.

he President highlighted that since the early missionaries set foot in Central Africa over a century ago, the Anglican church has pushed development of the soul hand in hand with that of the body by engaging in various projects and programmes.

“The Anglican Church here is doing a lot, in providing for the body and the soul. You are running schools and hospitals. You are supporting agriculture, and you are with us in times of emergencies, such as the devastating floods and droughts we experienced the past two years. You are also in environmental rehabilitation and management,” said the President.

The Malawi leader reiterated the need for Church and State to work collectively in instilling good values in the citizenry in a bid to get the country pushing in one direction when it comes to development.

“Church and Government are partners in development. Together we take care of the Body and the Soul. Here in Malawi, we have agreed on pillars through which we will develop our country, namely Patriotism, Integrity and Hardwork,” he said.

President Mutharika added that : “One can only recognize one of your central teachings that “Jesus Christ is fully human and fully God” if they are patriotic, have integrity and work hard.”

The bishops’ contingent was led by Archbishop of Central Africa Province, Most Reverend Albert Chama who is also Bishop of Northern Zambia.

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Bakhalani chete
Bakhalani chete
5 years ago

Kodi a Mjomba che wakwiya mwati Cha? Talembaninso nchichewa mwina tingamve.

chitukuko wa chitukuko
chitukuko wa chitukuko
5 years ago

It appears the church people ar more visionary than the president judging from his speech then why not handover power to these visionary people may be the docile malawian can see some development.

5 years ago

I am an Anglican a clean religion My hope is that the bishops should not bite what this corrupted man says. He is now asking the men of God to save him. He knows Catholic he can not manipulate them. Remember when he invited Catholic bishops to state house and gave them envelopes with MK50 000 , the same he did with journalist. This is a sign how Peter use bribe which is corruption to buy people. A professor in-law should know this. Everything they DDP has done is buy and that is how they rigged the votes. Malawi and… Read more »

5 years ago
Reply to  wakwiya

Proudly Anglican and thanks to the Bishops for meeting our President. I join hands with well meaning Malawians and pray for the President so that God should guide him as he leads Malawi. We shall also remember the President in our intercessory prayers in all the Anglican churches this coming Sunday. God bless the President and God bless Malawi.

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