Religious leaders must always act in accordance to their Godly duty if they are going to manage to end moral corruption in the country, says President Arthur Peter Mutharika.
Speaking on Saturday at Mzuzu State Lodge when he met religious leaders from the Northern Region, the President reminded the men in collar why God chose them at this particular time to serve his people.
“God has chosen you in this generation to ensure the spiritual welfare of this nation. As Government, we will always enforce strict laws to end moral corruption. We are doing our part, and we will do our part. But you must also do your part,” he said.
He added: “We expect you to teach and condemn problems of human trafficking (some of networks are actually hiding behind church work); condemn corruption; theft; intolerance; and the killing of albinos. These and other devilish acts are committed by your flock! You have the duty to ensure that Malawi has the right moral character.”
The Malawi leader said all leaders across the social spectrum are chosen by God and should work hand in hand to serve humanity.
“Both the Church and the State share the common duty of serving God’s people. Politics and religion are not in contradiction. I want you to know that you and I have a common mission under God. If you support me, and I support you, we will serve one God better,” he said.
With good working relationship between Church and State – President Mutharika said- it will be easy for Malawians to embrace a new philosophy of development hatched by his regime.
“We need to make a nation of people who are patriotic and love this country; citizens of high integrity and hardworking Malawians for this country to develop.”
The religious delegation was led by Rev Nashon Zonda, General Secretary, Church of African Presbyterian.