President Peter Mutharika has described the cordial relationship that exists between the Muslim community and Government as an important step towards the country’s development.
Mutharika made the remarks Sunday afternoon at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre when he hosted a delegation from the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM).
The President stressed the importance of joint efforts from stakeholders, including the faith community, in uniting the nation.
“The meeting that am having today is among series of meetings that I have been conducting in the past. Basically with the Muslim community today we are discussing various issues like floods which the country is facing right now.
“We discussed issues to do with economy and how the Muslim community and government can work together to develop the country,” said Mutharika.
The Malawi leader also emphasized on the need for Malawi to maintain her integrity. He called for tolerance among Malawians.
Spokesperson for the Muslim Association of Malawi, Sheikh Dinala Chabulika hailed President Mutharika for engaging various groups on matters of national importance.
“We discussed a number of issues with the president. First we wanted to congratulate him for being elected president of Malawi since this is our first time to meet him.
“Secondly we wanted to inform the President how MAM is progressing and that also to ensure the head of state that as a Muslim body we support the government of the day.
“MAM has assured the president that it will continue working with government in all projects including assisting the flood victims in affected area,” said Chabulika.