The Malawi Police Service (MPS) has asked faith groups to complement and consolidate government efforts in improving national security in the country.
The call comes amid increasing lawlessness, notably vandalism of both private and public property, violent attacks targeting persons with albinism and theft of valuable items, among others.
Hence, director of spirituals, integrity and counselling at Police Headquarters, at Area 30 in Lilongwe, Reverend Charles Masambuka, last Sunday appealed to faith groups to partner law enforcement agencies in improving security in the country.
Masambuka made the appeal on the sidelines of Nkhoma Synod’s 2016 Annual Thanksgiving Sunday held at the Police Headquarters.
Explained Masambuka: “The breakdown in security is a result of people reneging from the 10 Commandments of God. As such, we are appealing to faith groups to work hard in teaching their faithful on the need to observe the 10 Commandments, which act as a effective police officers as they deter practising Christians from doing what is evil in the society.”
But Masambuka acknowledged that churches in the country have been instrumental in fostering peace and love among Malawians; hence, police would like to capitalise on this gain to further strengthen security in the country.
In his sermon, Reverend Yassin Gama of Chizungu CCAP church, which is under Kakonje Presbytery, said Malawi has potential to heal from every problem if its inhabitants choose to be led by the Holy Spirit.
The thanksgiving prayers were held under the theme ‘Do not quench the Holy Spirit’ (1 Thessalonians 5:19).