Bishop Mtumbuka urges congregants to vote for development conscious leaders

Written by  Jordan Simeon-Phiri, MEC Stringer

The Bishop of Karonga diocese Martin Mtumbuka says the May 21 tripartite elections provide a rare platform to the country’s citizenry to elect development conscious leaders who have the welfare of people and passion to transform the socio-economic status of Malawi.

Bishop Martin Mtumbuka Bishop Martin Mtumbuka

Mtumbuka said this on Tuesday during the Chrism Mass Service (CMS) he conducted at St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral in Karonga district where 15 priests from the nine parishes of the diocese renewed their vows and commitments of priestly services.

 “Let us not cheat each other. The country is reeling in extreme poverty and we need political leaders who will bail out the misery and bondage that the people of Malawi more especially women are subjected to. Therefore, I urge everyone to seize this opportunity and vote for leaders who are compassionate about Malawi,” Mtumbuka said.

Taking his turn, Karonga Diocese Laity Council (KDLC) chairperson John Mtambo thanked the congregants for their generous contributions of cash amounting to close to K775, 000 and non-food items that will go towards flood victims in Zomba and Chikwawa dioceses.

He said as Christians they felt obliged to help brothers and sisters who are in need of various items due to floods that damaged their houses, property and crops.

“The word of God teaches us to love one another. Therefore, we mobilized our resources to help our brethren who have lost a lot of valuable property. These things will cushion them as they are recovering from the traumatic events that fell over them,” Mtambo said.

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