Pastor Helen Singh has said Malawians, especially those in faith communities should be paying back debts they get from friends, relatives and money-lending institutions if they are to prosper in life.
Singh said this last Saturday in Zomba during an entrepreneurship fair organised by Centre for Free Market Enterprise (CFME) with technical support from the American Embassy, aiming at inspiring Malawians to develop business skills.
Singh said most people in the country have a habit of not paying/or giving back things, especially money they borrow from others, saying this tendency amounts to stealing; hence, it’s a sin punishable before God.
She added that it is embarrassing for believers to have their businesses closed down and their property seized due to tax evasion or failure to honour their debts.
“Some people’s businesses and lives are failing to thrive because they have cases to answer before God for failing to pay back what they owe others,” she said.
CFME director Peter Yakobe said entrepreneurship is a vehicle that drives the economy of the society, and her urged Malawians to invest in it.n