Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday challenged the clergy to use their God-given pastoral and prophetic responsibilities to promote national unity and be bold enough to guide him into a better leader through constructive criticism.
Speaking when he received a delegation of the leadership of Nkhoma Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, the President said he cherishes the partnership between his government and the church.
“My administration shall always look up to you for contributions and feedback in the way this government is being run. I expect you to guide us where we are not doing well. I am open to all positive criticism that you may offer,” he declared.
He said the church-State partnership is more important these days when solutions are urgently needed, to counter a number of socio-economic challenges overwhelming the people.
Briefing Mutharika, Nkhoma Synod moderator the Reverend Chatha Msangaambe outlined the synod’s efforts to promote religious and infrastructural development through a holistic approach in its many projects.
“We are very serious with our pastoral and prophetic roles for the benefit of our land of Malawi. As such, be assured of our spiritual and social participation in all issues of national concern,” he stated.
Wives of Nkhoma Synod leaders accompanied their spouses to Kamuzu Palace yesterday and were given an audience by First Lady Gertrude Mutharika.