Chief Justice Rizine Mzikamanda calls for integrity
By Isaac Salima:
Chief Justice Rizine Mzikamanda has implored Malawians to never compromise on their integrity regardless of circumstances, which he said is the formula that will help curb corruption.
Mzikamanda expressed concern that the country continues registering “a lot of ills” despite being known as a God-fearing nation.
The chief justice made the remarks in Blantyre during the Centenary Celebrations for Saint Paul’s Cathedral of the Anglican Church under its Diocese of Southern Malawi.
“Integrity is a virtue we all must aspire to have. When you talk about integrity, let us not pay lip service. The corruption that is around us is evidence that we lack integrity,” Mzikamanda said.
He added that the church should take a leading role in shaping its members to become responsible citizens.
The chief justice went on to note that those who put their faith in God are usually steadfast when it comes to upholding integrity.
“It is even harder when we are plagued by the challenges of life such as sickness, lack of jobs; but even when your integrity is tested, let us do what is right,” Mzikamanda said.
Bishop of Diocese of Anglican of Southern Malawi Alinafe Kalemba urged the general public to join hands in fostering development in the country.
“The duty of spearheading the developing agenda should not be left to politicians alone because they serve the nation for a specific period, but each one should take part,” Kalemba said.
He further stated that the celebration should be a moment of reflection on how the church has served God and humankind to address gaps where necessary.
The centenary commemoration started on Friday with a history presentation through Saturday where a parade was held in Blantyre around Clock Tower before a donation to Courageous Kids Foundation in Mpemba.