Leader of the Fellowship Church of All Creation (FECOACRE), Senior Prophet FT. Samuel has said Malawians should brace for severe economic challenges in the next 12 months, and has since appealed for patience and prudent management of resources both at household and national level.
Delivering his prophetic sermon on Sunday at his Church headquarters in Blantyre, Prophet Samuel said the country’s bilateral and multi-lateral donors will not release their budgetary support to Malawi for another year, and this he said, will worsen the prevailing economic situation and in the process creating panic, anger and anxiety among the populace.
“This is a message from God, and nothing will alter this message,” said the Man of God.
“ We should prepare ourselves spiritually to withstand this situation. For the next 12 months, our traditional donors will still continue withholding their budgetary support to this country and this will aggravate the current economic situation.”
The Prophet added:“There will be breakdown of social services. The drug shortage in our hospitals will get even worse. Public hospitals will be places where people will be waiting to die and not to get any medical support.”
He said: “We are going to suffer severely for at least a year, but thereafter, the situation will get better and Malawians will enjoy life in abundance. There will be economic liberation. At the end of this suffering, we will embrace joy. As citizens, we need therefore to be prudent with our resources both as individuals and organizations for at least a year. The government should pass on this message to the people.”
The prophet told a cross-section of Christians that the situation will compel NGOs to mobilize people to rise up against government, accusing it of failing the masses.
“We shouldn’t waste our precious time pointing accusing fingers at the leadership of the country. What we are going to go through is not a sign of failure on the side of government.”
He then appealed to all Malawians regardless of their political and religious connections to rise up against the challenge and support all measures which will be applied towards fixing the economy.
“We should all suffer together as children of one family. We shouldn’t sabotage any measures which will be put in place to better the painful situation. God will listen to our cries of pain. We will leap with joy at the end.”
Prophet Samuel then cautioned government against making promises which could fuel people’s anger as “they suffer the economic pain”.
He said: “There is always a tendency for governments to make unrealistic promises at a time like this one in a desperate attempt to lessen the pain, but this should be avoided at all cost during this time, because it can fuel anger towards the government and this could complicate things. There is no need to lose hope. God will pull Malawi through this situation.”
In 2011, NGOs staged demonstration against biting economic conditions and human rights violations during the administration of the late President Bingu wa Mutharika. About 20 people were shot dead by the Police.
Malawi has been sailing through tough economic times for the last few years. Two years ago, the country’s traditional donors under the Common Approach for Budgetary Support (CABS) suspended their support to Malawi following discovery of massive looting of public resources by politicians and civil servants dubbed “cash gate”.
On Tuesday, Malawi’s minister of Finance and Economic Planning Goodall Gondwe unveiled the 2014-15 K733billion zero-aid National Budget which analysts fear would hurt the poor.
Prophet Samuel has in the past made so many prophecies, which have come to pass. Notable among them is the deadlock that followed the May 20 Tripartite Elections and the victory of President Peter Mutharika.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :