President Lazarus Chakwera has said it is sad that some people in the country do not want Malawi to move out from the current economic crisis people are facing.
Chakwera said mindset change is one of the best ways that would ensure Malawians contribute positively to social economic development for the country.
He was speaking at a church service at Nkhorongo Seventh Day Adventist in Mzuzu City yesterday.
Chakwera said Malawi cannot achieve agenda 2063 if some people continue not loving their country by among others not providing solutions to the challenges the nation is facing. He has then commended the SDA Church for working with the government in areas of education and health, adding Malawi needs collective efforts if it is to change for the better.
“My government recognises the role of the church, Seventh Day Adventist in particular, in complementing the efforts of ensuring that the country has quality health services and improving education standards. It is sad that others would choose not to support the government in fighting for problems which people are facing.
“Churches like SDA have a role to help people change their mindset so that they should start loving their country,” Chakwera said.
President of SDA church Tony Nyirenda advised all SDA Christians to serve Malawians with dignity and love.
He urged SDA Christians to resist corruption saying it puts the church into shame, knowing that Christians are supposed to be exemplary.
Nyirenda then said the church is happy because president Chakwera recognises capabilities of SDA Christians to serve in different positions in government.
“We thank our President Chakwera for recognising our church members working closely with him in government. However, we are warning them that corruption puts the church to shame. Let them work with dignity, love and always being faithful to Malawians,” Nyirenda said.
SDA was established in Malawi in 1902 at Malamulo in Thyolo by the white missionaries.