Day of prayers for the troubled Malawi

√Chakwera chides pride and wickedness

President Lazarus Chakwera has underscored the need for unquestionable patriotism and unity of purpose to build the Malawi we want and for generations to come.

Chakwera was speaking this at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) where he was leading the nation in a National Service of Worship to mark Malawi’s 60th Independence anniversary.

But he thinks pride and wickedness are derailing the transformation the country badly needs as some people fail to utilize the blessings God has bestowed on them.

Said Chakwera: “We have a lake with more fresh water than most nations in the world, but we cannot pump it into people’s homes because any proposed project to do so gets blocked by ourselves because we are too proud to support each other’s ideas.”

The Malawi leader observed that such abundant blessings and opportunities are carelessly wasted due to pride and wickedness.

“We have fertile land in abundance, but we cannot use it to produce food to feed the world because any program we set up to give our farmers inputs gets corrupted by our own wickedness and greed in the procurement process,” he further lamented.

Chakwera also spoke against selfish people who block other people’s ideas despite having potential to transform the nation.

Chakwera acknowledged the heartbreaking circumstances that led to the cancellation of the planned Mega Independence Celebrations at Bingu National Stadium.

He called on Malawians to emulate the spirit of late Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima of his willingness to inspire Malawians to prosperity.

In his remarks, Reverend Vasco Kachipapa said the participation of Malawians during the prayers served as a testimony to the power of togetherness in times of hardship.

He said there is need to seek God’s face despite government and non-governmental organizations’ efforts in addressing the challenges.

“However, as men and women of God, we hold a strong and unshakable belief that no effort is enough without the hand of God. For this reason, we appreciate everyone for taking his/her time to come here so that we come together, we humble ourselves, and seek the hand of God to help heal our nation,” he said.

Today is 6th of July, 2024, a day of profound historical significance for Malawi, as she is commemorating the 60th anniversary of its hard-won independence from British colonial rule gotten in 1964.

Traditionally, this momentous occasion was supposed to be celebrated with grand festivities, traditional dances, a football match, and a myriad of entertainments that encapsulate the nation’s joyous liberation from the oppressive colonial era.

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