President Peter Mutharika has bemoaned moral degradation in society and has reiterated his call for religious leaders to advocate the spirit of hard work, integrity, patriotism, unity and honesty among their followers.
Mutharika made the sentiments at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre on Friday when he met executive committee members of the Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) and Evangelical Church of Malawi, formerly called Nyasa Mission.
The President said moral degradation has led to increase in corrupt practices among people, killings of people living with albinism, envy and other despicable incidences which he said “as a God-fearing nation” Malawi should not have been experiencing.
Said Mutharika: “We 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, you must lead in correcting the moral corruption of our society.”
He commended the Church, for the role it plays in finding concrete solutions to the needs of the people, regardless of their belief.
In his remarks, PIM chairperson Reverend Patrick Makondesa, said among others, they met the President to thank him for
constructing the PIM Road, and also present to him their guest, Reverend Ronald Bobo, from the United State of America who is the senior preacher at their 2016 general assembly currently underway in Chiradzulu.
On his part, Reverend Charles Mawaya of the Evangelical Church of Malawi spoke on the need for the society to embrace unity, patriotism and integrity so as “to make Malawi a better place to be”.
Nyasa Mission was founded by Rev Joseph Booth in 1893 while PIM was founded by Reverend John Chilembwe in the 1900.