Mutharika urges clergy to lead in correcting worsening corruption in Malawi

By | August 20, 2016

President Arthur Peter Mutharika has asked church leaders to break the cycle of moral decadence which has seen the nation losing the brotherly love that Jesus commanded the human race.

PIM Church leaders in a group photo with President Mutharika during the audience at Sanjika palace in Blantyre.

PIM Church leaders in a group photo with President Mutharika during the audience at Sanjika palace in Blantyre.

Mutharika made the call when he met with the leadership of the Evangelical Church of Malawi at Sanjika Palace on Friday.
“The Evangelical Church of Malawi is a locally established institution, and you have seen our society degrading into moral corruption. Our society is losing the brotherly love that Jesus commanded us.
“Why do we have corruption among us? Why do others kill albinos? Why do we have hate and envy among our people? Many questions keep coming. As men of God, we must lead in correcting the moral corruption of our society,” appealed Mutharika.
He reminded the clergy that the Church’s relationship with Government is very vital in finding concrete solutions to the needs of the people regardless of their belief.
“Together, we provide for the needs of the body and the soul. We are partners in development. And together, we will do more,” said Mutharika.
Mutharika also hailed the Evangelical Church   for their pivotal role in promoting socio-economic development of the country.
He said the church had initiated various projects in several sectors including education which ordinary Malawians and Mutharika (herself) have benefited from.

“And I am a witness of the good works of the Evangelical Church of Malawi. I once stayed at your Ntambanyama premises. At some point in my days, I did study at Nyasa Mission School, so I am one of you,” said Mutharika.
He commended the church for its effort in complementing government’s efforts in health and education sectors.
In his remarks, Rev. Charles Mawaya, who is the Synod Chairperson of the Evangelical Church of Malawi praised Mutharika for taking a leading role in uplifting lives of many Malawians.
For instance, he mentioned things like the farm input subsidy, protecting people with albinism and launching the construction of  Thyolo-Makwasa- Thekerani- Muona Road.
“Your Excellency let me thank you for various developmental activities which your government has done in this country.
“You’re a listening President and the good example is what you have done lately by reducing school fees in our colleges after the students complained,” said Rev. Mawaya.
Rev. Mawaya also assured Mutharika that their church will continue supporting government agenda for the development of the country.
Evangelical Church, previously known as the Nyasa Mission, with its headquarters at Ntambanyama in Thyolo was founded in 1893 by Reverend Joseph Booth.