‘I am doing you no wrong’: First Lady  at Women’s World Day of Prayer in Karonga

First Lady Madam Gertrude Mutharika has urged women in the country to desist from oppressing others and enriching themselves, saying such tendencies retard development and are against the will of God.

Moment of sharing: First Lady clothing an aged woman following her unique dacing after the service period. Pic by Bishop Witmos, Mana

Love one another, First Lady Mutharika urges women in Malawi. Pic by Bishop Witmos, Mana

The First Lady was speaking Friday during the commemoration of Women’s World Day of Prayer in Karonga.

She said the tendency of oppressing one another by some women cannot assist Malawi to develop unless they stop thinking about themselves only and start giving equal opportunities to one another.

“Most of the women in Malawi are busy oppressing their friends not to develop spiritually and physically. Instead of being inspired by those who have achieved in life, most of the women in the country demonstrate a sense of jealous.” Mutharika noted

She said, “However as humans, we should consider salvation as the best achievement in life that we should strive for, and we should make sure that we are leading towards that.’’

Mutharika said the prayers should help them to refrain from bad behaviour and start providing equal opportunities to each other.

“Let us love one another and pray for our country for us to continue living peacefully,’’ she advised.

The First Lady read the book of Isaiah, Chapter 51, verse 1 which said, ‘Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the lord: look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug’.

Madam Mutharika donated K300, 000 to support vulnerable people in Chitipa through this year’s Women’s –World- Day- of- Prayer grouping.

Before she attended the prayers, the First Lady toured Karonga Museum, one of the destinations in the country that are rich with the history of Malawi.

Speaking earlier, National Chairperson for Women’s World Day of Prayer, Regina Phanga, hailed the country’s First Lady for making it to grace the occasion in the district of Karonga.

This year’s Women’s World Day of Prayer was held under the theme ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong’.

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5 thoughts on “‘I am doing you no wrong’: First Lady  at Women’s World Day of Prayer in Karonga”

  1. Yahya Jammeh says:

    Was Getrude speaking as the first lady or a government employee? What is the significance of using a podium with a government logo? Michel Obama and other first ladies in the world address gatherings, but do not use a podium with government logo. We are misplacing the role of a first lady kapena kuchulutsa maulemu dala. That podium is only for the President and his Vice, not their wives when Ministers are not accorded such respect. During Kamuzu Banda’s era Kadzamira who was an official hostess or goverrnment employee never used the podium with a government logo that Kamuzu was using when she addressed meetings. That could be construed as misuse of office by the Head of State because eventually we might hear that she is being paid secretly as was the case with Callista. I will rule Gambia for a billion years.

  2. Wawaru says:

    You Should First Tell Your Husband To Stop Oppressing Us, The Opposition And Enriching Himself. Mmene Timamenyera Ufulu Iye Kunalibe Angofuna Kutibera Basi. S

  3. Mbonga Matoga says:

    So just looking at the design of the cloth these women are wearing one can conclude that this Women’s World Day of Prayer is a commemoration for Christian women only and not for Muslims as well.

    Who is that insensitive person who designed this cloth which depicts a cross as its emblem?

    1. Kent Y.G. Mphepo says:

      Matoga, you are right this is essentially an ecumenical (interdenominational) Christian women movement that started as early as 1861 in the United States and Canada and now it is observed in 170 countries of the world and has been adopted by UN as an important forum to bring women together and celebrate the role that women are playing in various fields: gender, politics, law, religion, etc. You may have heard that our own Emma Kaliya will be receiving an international award next week in New York. It comes from this background. The original intent was for (Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist and later Catholic and Anglican women) to pray for missionaries working in countries outside the US and Canada on the 1st Friday of March (the beginning of the period of lent when Christians remember the sufferings of Jesus). Its role became most important on the international stage during and after the two world wars when praying for the world peace became very important in the Christian world. The blood bath caused by those two wars spurred women to pray together despite their differences and this spirit has grown to touch the entire world. The Muslim, Hindu, etc communities have since joined the movement in solidarity knowing that peace is a universal need. You don’t have to be a Christian for you to need peace. It is said that this solidarity among women across denominations and religions has contributed more to the cause of peace since the 2nd World War than any other initiative in living memory. This forum has become the only meeting place for all humanity despite entrenched differences that exist between and among people of different races, religions, nationalities, etc. By the way, I don’t think that it is the symbols that matter but the spirit behind the function. Peace is what we need as human beings.

      Just to share my little knowledge about this important day. Good day.

      Kent Y.G. Mphepo – Blantyre

  4. Chosalele says:

    She is so cute!

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