By Tawonga Chirambo Moyo and Joel Chirwa
Mzuzu, November 27: President, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has advised people in the country to encourage and instill hope in one another during times of stress in the wake of soaring suicide cases in the country.
He made the remarks Sunday during a Prayer Service at Katawa Assemblies of God Church in Mzuzu.
Chakwera said strength of hope and perseverance amongst youth is growing weary and many of them are easily giving up to emotions and stress.
“This is why suicide cases are increasing. Let’s go out there and encourage one another. Nowhere is it said that we must not persevere. Let this nation know that God is faithful despite all our failures,” the President added.
Chakwera said Malawians need to renew their strength adding that the world is in a situation where the strong are getting weaker and that people should not be discouraged.
“We should not view the situation which we are going through thinking that God has forsaken Malawi. Let the nation have faith in God as God is always faithful,” he said.
In his welcome remarks, Assemblies of God Division Director for the North, Austin Tamandani commended the President for joining the congregants at the church.
“Your coming to worship with us is a motivation to everyone and I therefore call upon people in various leadership positions to trust God,” he said.
The Prayer Service was also attended by former Vice President, Khumbo Kachali and other notable leaders of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP).