Mzuzu, 10 July, 2020 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Bishop in Malawi has urged the country’s new President Lazarus Chakwera and his Deputy Saulos Chilima to keep to their campaign promises and serve the people with “diligence and love.”
“We hope that Chakwera and Chilima will do what they have said, that is to serve the people with diligence and love,” Malawi’s Nyasa Times has quoted the Bishop of Mzuzu Diocese, John Alphonsus Ryan as saying Wednesday, June 8.
“The President and Vice-President have emphasized the idea of servant leadership. That, they are there to serve. Our prayer is that they will continue with that servant leadership," Bishop Ryan, a member of St. Patrick’s Society for the Foreign Missions added.
The 68-year-old Irish-born Bishop who was presiding over the distribution of food items, money and other household items to vulnerable women in Mzuzu Diocese acknowledged Malawi’s new Head of State and his Deputy as “God-fearing leaders who have been in politics long enough to know what is best for the country.”
The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on June 27 declared Lazarus Chakwera, the leader of the opposition Tonse Alliance, the winner of the country's presidential election rerun.