MBL Holdings Limited managing director Leston Mulli says the firm strives for business success and job creation, adding that is the reason he has always detached it from politics.
“If politics brings wealth, Malawi would have been the richest country in the world. But what is needed is for people to be active in the country’s economic development.
“This can only happen if there is peace, lack of jealousy and backbiting,” he said on Friday in Blantyre during annual prayers the firm organises at the beginning of the year.
In his sermon, the Reverend Reynold M’mangisa, who is based at St Columba CCAP Church in Blantyre, said the country can excel economically if its citizens engage in businesses.
“Businesses are key to any country’s development. Education, human rights or religion are not bad, but they only help in the well-being of a person or country,” he said.
M’mangisa noted that politics can help a country if it is practised in an agenda-setting way by creating a conducive environment for businesses.
“When you fight, you disrupt businesses. When there is political tension, businesses slowdown.
“Therefore, politics should be practised in a peaceful manner that can attract business development and improve the country’s economy,” he said.
Some of the clergy that attended the prayers include Blantyre CCAP Synod general secretary the Reverend Billy Gama, his predecessor the Reverend Alex Maulana and Blantyre Archdiocese of the Catholic Church vicar general Father Boniface Tamani.