As the country celebrates its 59th independence anniversary the clergy have pledged to work with the government in a number of interventions that seek to improve the welfare of all Malawians.
According to Senior Prophet Rodrick Mtupa of Holy Palace Cathedral International Ministry, the government needs to strengthen its relationship with religious groupings to advance its agenda in various sectors.
“Religious bodies work with people on the ground. They are key conveyor belts of the government’s agenda to the people on the ground be it governance issues or developmental. Thus maintaining a cordial working relationship with all religious institutions will enhance and propel the vision of the government to the citizenry,” said Prophet Mtupa.
The Prophet also lauded the government for guaranteeing the freedom of worship over the past 59 years.
“Malawi has enjoyed freedom of worship in the past years. This is key to national peace and unity. The relationship between government and religious bodies needs to be nurtured as we move forward as a nation. I believe together we can do more,” added Prophet Mtupa.
On 6 July 1964, Malawi became a republic and attained self-rule from the British.