By Staff Writer:
An influential religious body, the Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) has pledged it’s support towards President Lazarus Chakwera as the country is sailing through economic woes.
EAM Secretary General Reverend Francis Mkandawire made the remarks on Friday afternoon on the sidelines of a leadership conference organised by the Assemblies of God Church in Malawi where Chakwera was in attendance.
Speaking on behalf of the faith community, Mkandawire said the faith community is behind President Chakwera as he tries to fix the economy.
“As citizens of this country let us be concerned. Let us be genuinely concerned so that we get involved and take up responsibility to the challenges affecting the country,” said Mkandawire.
Mkandawire then urged people in the country to support each other by sharing the little resources that they have without necessarily waiting for government to provide everything for them.
“As we journey together in rebuilding the nation your Excellency we stand with you as members of the faith community,” said Mkandawire.
Meanwhile visiting Nigerian Pastor Paul Eneche Founder of the Dunamis International, who was the guest of honour at the leadership conference has urged leaders in the country to take up responsibilities for challenges that are rocking their institutions.
“Leaders must take up responsibility. Leaders must command respect. Real leaders do not beg to be respected rather command respect through impact and character,” said Pastor Eneche.
The leadership conference drew together top officials from all the three arms of government.
Among those present were cabinet ministers, Secretary to President and Cabinet, officers of the Malawi Defence Force as well as the Malawi Police service.