President Lazarus Chakwera has asked Malawians to disregard misinformation, disinformation and negative propaganda surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine, saying such information is there only to cause panic and create fear.
The President made the remarks at Kafita CCAP in Lilongwe yesterday where he joined the congregation for a morning service.
Chakwera reminded Malawians that the pandemic has affected everybody in different ways; hence, the need not to relax but continue observing preventive measures if the pandemic is to be contained.
Said the President: “Let us hold hands and take care of the life that God has given us in order to serve Him as He wants us to. The vaccine is not about the 666 mark of the beast in the Book of Revelation. No, it is about saving lives and serving God with that life while we are healthy.
“That’s why I appeal to you not to listen to misinformation of some people who would like you to do something when they themselves won’t do it. As we believe in God, let us prevent the disease.”
On Friday, the President and Vi ce- Pr e s iden t Saulos Chilima received their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at Mtunthama State Lodge in Lilongwe.
Chakwera, who during the church service read from the book of Genesis 17:15- 27, thanked the church for standing with him in prayer, saying despite the challenges, he is at peace knowing the faithful are with him.
“I say thank you. Without God, I’m nothing. If we look at everything else minus God, then we are in 2014, in 2019, before 2020 came,” he said.
On his part, CCAP Nkhoma Synod vice-moderator Phillip Kambulire thanked Chakwera for choosing to worship at their church.
He called on the faithful from all denominations to pray for the President’s success in his duties.
Said Kambulire: “Like all Malawians, we are looking forward to seeing campaign promises fulfilled and this can be done through collective responsibility. God entrusted the President with this huge task. It is not an easy task. He needs wisdom just like that which God gave to King Solomon.”
He pledged the synod’s support towards achieving that goal.
In his remarks, Kafita CCAP resident minister the Reverend Masona Tembo, who preached on giving from the biblical chapter earlier read by the President, also said the church needs to work together with government to see a Malawi that citizens want to have.
Chakwera donated K1 million to Kafita CCAP that will go towards purchasing the church’s equipment, and the church also gave a gift to the President