First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has asked former World Vision Malawi (WVM) employees to continue improving lives of poor people by harnessing Christian values and development skills they learnt from their employer.
The First Lady said this last week at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe when she hosted a luncheon for 91 former WVM employees.
Mutharika, a long-serving former WVM employee before she won a parliamentary seat in Balaka North in 2009 and later married President Peter Mutharika, said the strong Christian values, including unity and hard work, are the proof why the ex-WVM employees have permanent relations that enabled them to facilitate tremendous development projects in poor parts of the country.
“World Vision certainly built me up as a committed Christian and as a professional in development work. I always remember and cherish this background and I value all of you who were fellow employees in the great organisation,” she stated.
In his remarks, the Reverend Colin M’bawa, a former WVM employee and one of Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) clerics, stressed the need for people to love and respect one another.
“Some people may be ridiculing Malawi as a poor nation. But we ought to thank God that, at least, we evidently enjoy the tranquillity of the human soul that is not dependent on material things only,” he said.
M’bawa said he and fellow ex-WVM employees would continue praying for the First Lady and the President. n