Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) on Tuesday challenged leaders of its affiliate churches to encourage their flock to vote for people of high integrity in the 2019 Tripartite Elections.
EAM deputy secretary general Reverend Grey Mwalabu made the remarks on the sidelines of a launch of the Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) Policy in Blantyre.
The policy, titled Faith in Practice for a Healthy Life, seeks to act as a guide for the church on sexual and reproductive issues.
“You have to inform your church members that come 2019, they should choose members of high integrity for the betterment of Malawi. You see what is happening today. You as church leaders have to be agents of peace,” said Mwalabu.
He said leaders of high integrity are those that fear the Lord.
EAM board member, Arch-Bishop Mark Kambalazaza outlined some of the calendar of events towards the 2019 Tripartite Elections, among which was civic education, Love for Malawi Festival and 2018 Malawi for Jesus.
“Malawi can choose leaders of high integrity if church leaders teach their members how they can identify them biblically.
“As members of EAM who believe in prayer, we have to pray from now to 2019. God will provide [the right leader] for us ,” he said.
Kambalazaza emphasised the need for civic education and sensitisation meetings by church leaders to achieve the goal. n