Mutharika preaches unity of common purpose during Zomba Theological College 40 years anniversary c
President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika said on Saturday that government and the church should strive at promoting unity of common purpose and mutual respect for one another in eliminating the prevailing moral decadence affecting this country.
Mutharika made the remarks at the Zomba Gymkhana Club groundr during the Zomba Theological College (ZTC) commemoration of 40 years anniversay under the theme: ‘Christ Is All in All.’
He said the church should provide spiritual support to change people’s mindset for the country to achieve meaningful progress in development.
“It is imperative that religious leaders should champion unity of purpose both in the church and outside the church. We need to share a common purpose because we are all equal before the eyes of the almighty,” Mutharika said.
He assured the nation that government would not condone any form of violence because it is the source of instability.
The president, therefore, asked religious, political and traditional leaders to take a leading role in fighting social issues including the abduction and killing of albinos.
“The church in particular should continue with its moral responsibility of being the source of light and justice,” he said. “We all need to be agents of the change the nation so much desires.”
During his speech, Mutharika announced that the first couple had contributed K3 million towards the ZTC Development Fund to enable the college overcome some of its challenges affecting the institution’s operations.
Chairperson of the ZTC Board of Trustees, Rev. Masauko Mbolembole said the institution has been influential in training pastors in Malawi and from other countries such as Zambia and Zimbabwe.
He commended government for providing a policy guidance for the management of tertiary education and said their institution would continue providing quality education despite facing a number of stretching challenges.
Mbolembole cited the lack adequate infrastructure which he said was limiting the college into admitting many students in its programmes.
“The infrastructure at the college cannot accommodate more people – the need out there for the training in pastoral work is so enormous,” he said, pledging that the college would continue to instill high standards of dignity and integrity to serve the flock better.
Rev. Mbolembole, who is also moderator for Blantyre Synod of Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP), called on all wishers to support the college to fulfill its mission of contributing to spiritual growth of people the country.
ZTC was established by the CCAP General Assembly in 1977 with five synods namely Blantyre, Nkhoma, Livingstonia, Zambia and Harare.
Events marking the ZTC 40 years anniversary celebrations started with prayers on Thursday at Zomba CCAP Church and cheering the sick at Zomba Central Hospital.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
MARIO PEI,it is melancholy that you do not even comprehend why the moderator did not publish your vague narration.Comon,wakeup you buffoon.
NYANKHOMA,i would not just sit and listen to anybody despise my character on political arena.For your information,I grew up with people who matters in Malawi’s political history in exile such as Masauko Chipembere,Kanyama Chiume,Orton Chirwa,Attati Mphakati,Augustine Bwanausi,Willy Chokani, Vera Chirwa,Rose Chiwambo,Thandika Mkandawire and many others.These are the people I will die respecting them.because they sacrificed their lives for the love of their motherland.Nyankhoma,even if someone does not address me as Tumbuka,I do not bother even an inch because,whatever the case,I have Tumbuka and African blood in my veins.I still emphasize that Mia and his wife,are not Malawians and Africans,these are… Read more »
Mario Pei,It seems to me you have not gone far with your education that’s why you are writing bull-shit.In the first place,I would like to inform you that iam not a racist nor a tribalist and two,Iam not a Sudanese as you are foolishly made to believe.Be informed that Iam a pure African and I was born in Africa and my parents were born at Nguyi Ya Usowoya,therefore you can not compare me with your master MIA who was born in Arabia(the Middle East) where our fore-fathers were taken by Arab Slave traders who in turn,were castrated by Arab Masters.Who… Read more »
So you really don’t know the history of your tribe yet you call yourself educated..You should speak with D.D Phiri he will tell you more about your origins. Those two(Muluzu and Muthalikas)were mentioned as an example that other tribes migrated from outside Malawi just like Mia,that includes your forefathers in Rumphi.. Your two comments tells a lot about you a former bum washer who thinks he is very educated because he is cleaning / wiping white geriatrics bottoms in Canada..You are in the depth of tribalism and also racism..It looks like you had a bad experience in Canada because of… Read more »
I did reply to your comment ,Winston,but the moderator has suppressed my freedom of speech..Typical of malawians
Agogo akatowelenga zomwe awalembelazo basi ayiwala.Ndie amangeni ma Cadet amenya Mtolankhani ajatu.
Very rude! Why mention albinos at this particular function?
Muthalika,since when you have preached the wisdom of unity of the common purpose? Mr President,you could have started this approach as soon as you were propelled into power,but you did not,instead you invoked the dangerous malady of devide and rule among freedom loving people.The level of tribalism in Malawi today is tremendously higher than during Banda’s rule of sword.Malawians have been living together happily and harmoniously for ages,but after the arrival into the country of the two destroyers,our beloved and Christian land,has completely changed.The people of the North are regarded as outlanders in their own country.Look at the Chakwera MCP,R.Msowoya… Read more »
You are the same Winston Msowoya,a racist and a tribalist .The issue between Chakwera and Msowoya is not about tribe ,it’s about party politics and finding a winning formula.Your cousin was tried and tested with no results,he is also a traitor .he dines with the blue boys for financial gains .His political career in congress is doomed because of greed. You are dissing Sidiki Mia because he doesn’t look like you ,you forget that your children don’t even have a Malawian passport yet you are in the forefront promoting racism..If you look into the history of most tribes in Malawi… Read more »
Koma lero zilipo nkhani!
A WASTED SPERM FROM YOUR LATE FATHER ! TUMBUKAS FULL OF HATE SPEECH. WHO IS AN ARAB FROM MIDDLE EAST ?
Masuzgo, I agree with your point, but please address Winston, not Tumbuka or people from the north – like Mari0 Pel has done above.
A Winston namwe mupilikenge kwa tanyinu kukaya Kuno. Aford Yamala kuno heee!
Wakupulika yayi ,he thinks too much of himself
Your name is not even winston msowoya you are not even Tumbuka. you can here to make other tribes look bad
He was born Winston Msowoya ,it doesn’t matter whether he is tumbuka ,Chewa ,yao or lhomwe.The fact is he is a racist and practice tribalism..
Unity of purpose? …….Ma cadets amenya ntolankhani dzulo, awotcha galimoto ya Winiko , kuopseza Kaliati dzulo. Kagwere ukooooo mdala iwe, ukalamba ukukuvuta, why not tell your cadets to stop terrorising people first.
IF YOU REALLY MEAN /VALUE UNITY OF YOUR PEOPLE; WHY DID YOU BRING CADETS AT
THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING
IT SEEMS YOU AND CHILIMA WHAT YOU ARE TELLING US IS NOT
WHAT IS IN YOUR HEARTS/MINDS !!
THERE’S FIRE BURNING IN YOU
HENCE THE USE OF CADETS
TO YOUR FELLOW HUMAN BEING’S
MAY GOD FORGIVE YOU (DPP)
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE