President Lazarus Chakwera has pledged to support the faith community with policies and incentives that enable the church to continue to be a perfect partner for government in serving Malawians.
Chakwera was speaking in Lilongwe when he presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the new building project of Malawi Assemblies of God national headquarters.
Chakwera said his government will continue to consult faith communities for counseling and collaboration on all governance and development matters in recognition of their role as institutions that sustain unity and the moral fabric of society.
He said: “We cannot talk of genuine mindset chance if there is no genuine repentance.”
The President said if every churchgoer was to desist from corruption, the country could not have been complaining about embezzlement of money intended for development.
Commenting on the project, Chakwera said the new church building will add beauty to the city, contributing to the 2063 vision of quality infrastructure, an inclusively wealthy , self-reliant and industrialised upper middle-income country.
He commended the church for achieving self-reliance by, for example, being independent of donors and raising money to build the state-of-the-art headquarters on its own.
In his remarks, deputy president of the Malawi Assemblies of God Reverend Benito Chisamba said the project will last for five years.
He called on members and other well-wishers to contribute towards the K800 million project.
President Chakwera contributed K2 million to the project.End.