Speaking during an audience he had with religious leaders from the Southern Region at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre, President Mutharika said religious leaders have to pray for the country as it continues to face numerous challenges that need God’s intervention.
Mutharika reminded the religious gathering that the nation will continue to rise if religious leaders provide solutions and guidance to government on issues that affect the general population.
“I want you to come to me and suggest ways in which we can continue to build and improve our nation. You are the people that are close to the masses and every time you preach, please preach about peace and prosperity,” said the President.
Speaking on behalf of the religious leaders, Bishop Alinafe Kalemba thanked the President for sparing time to meet with them and explain issues of national interest.
Bishop Kalemba urged President Mutharika to continue to stick to the ‘voice from above’.
“We appreciate the invitation that you extended to the religious leaders. We notice and would like to commend you for the numerous developments that are taking place in the country and we pray that this will improve our country,” said Bishop Kalemba.
And Sheikh Idrissah Muhammad, President of Muslim Association of Malawi, said envy and jealous are the two vices that will continue to spice underdevelopment in the country.
“Every Malawian should be a solution to the problems that we face. We cannot heap the blame on one person or the government. We should remember that the people are the government therefore we should work hand in hand in finding solutions that we face as a country. Prosperity of the nation leans on hard work, integrity and patriotism,” said Muhammad.
President Mutharika also had an audience with Northern Region religious leaders before courting Eastern Region religious leaders. He is expected to meet in audience with religious leaders from the Central Region very soon.