Churches Urged to Take Responsibility on National Challenges

The National Repentance Malawi, an interdenominational prayer and peace movement has urged churches and individual believers to take responsibility in solving various challenges the country is going through.

National coordinator for the repentance movement Rev. Dr Edward Mikwamba mentioned the current cholera epidemic and the resurgence of the COVID:19 that require individual responsibility among Malawians by adhering to all preventive measures as well as seek for early medical attention.

Mikwamba was speaking during an interview with Zodiak Online on Tuesday on the sidelines of the movement’s national launch of the prayer and repentance season for the country held at Mbayani primary school in Blantyre last Saturday.

“We decided to kick-start our prayer and repentance season for the country at Mbayani Primary school as the township is among the cholera hotspots in Blantyre. Prior to the launch of the prayer season we had also distributed soap to some one hundred household in the township," he said.

He added: “This was just to drive home a point that apart from the need to intensify prayer against cholera as well as the COVID-19 outbreak there is also a need to take individual responsibility such as adhering to preventive measures and seek early medical attention including vaccination."

He also added that the prayer and repentance movement has singled out corruption, suicide ailing economy as some of the prayer items the movement will be asking God to intervene during the season.

On his part, Reverend Dr Sylvester Chabuka of Great Calling Ministries has bemoaned frequent demonstrations that have been taking place in the country saying apart from sometimes turning to be violent at times, the demonstrations have shown not to be a solution to the country’s challenges.

Apart from the cholera pandemic as well as the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country is also facing some economic instabilities with prices of basic commodities going up every day.

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