President Peter Mutharika has asked church leaders in the country to be outstanding examples of servant leadership, so that more people can learn and emulate the self-less spirit of willingly serving others first.
He said this when he received a 10-member delegation of Anglican Council of Malawi (ACM) at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on Friday.
The President later went into closed-door discussions with the Anglican Church leaders who came from across the country.
“This country will only prosper if we count ourselves as servants of one another. Although I hold the most powerful position in this country, in my personal heart, I have always thought of myself as a servant of the people. If anything, that is how I want to be modestly remembered,” said Mutharika.
He said his government will continue working with the Anglican Church and other religious entities, in his quest to foster the strong church-state relationship in Malawi.
Briefing news reporters after the audience with Mutharika, ACM bishop chairperson Brighton Malasa said the discussions centred on strengthening the relationship between the church and the State, saying the two entities need not compete, but must complement each other, because they are serving the same people. n