National Repentance Malawi to seek divine intervention over economic hardships in Malawi

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Originally published in Malawi 24

National Repentance Malawi has announced plans to lead nationwide prayers aimed at seeking God’s intervention in the current economic hardships in the country.

The move comes as the country has seen unprecedented rising costs of commodities such as fuel, fertiliser, cooking oil and other basic needs in recent months.

On Tuesday, Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) governor Dr Wilson Banda, also announced that beginning from February next year, the country will have a 5 000 kwacha note. Currently the highest value note is 2 000 and the governor’s announcement has generated panic among Malawians fearing tough economic times ahead.

Government has described the soaring inflation rate in the country as a global phenomenon being exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, at a news conference in Blantyre on Tuesday, coordinator for National Repentance Malawi Reverend Edward Mikwamba called for collaboration and the need to refrain from politicisation and confrontations in dealing with the current economic challenges.

He said that protests and demonstrations are not solutions either, as they only exacerbate the situation with property worth millions being destroyed and people’s lives being put at risk.

He said there is a need therefore for Malawians to urgently call on God’s intervention in the current social, political and economic situation.

”It is obvious that as a country we are faced with unprecedented economic hardships. However, as children of God, we are not supposed to despair as we are the ones to bring solutions through our prayers, intercessions and repentance. We are therefore calling on all Malawians to join us as we will be praying and repenting for our nation in the next coming 40 days beginning from this Sunday, 28th November 2021 till January next year,” said Mikwamba.

Apostle Joshua Jere of the pastors fraternal who was also at the press briefing, called on government to consider dedicating a special day every year to be a day of national prayer.

Prior to the June 2020 Constitutional Court ruling on fresh presidential elections, National Repentance Malawi also interceded for a smooth transition after the May 2019 tripartite election results were disputed and consequently nullified in courts.

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  1. Hugh George WETMORE

    Let usjoin our Malawian Christian Family in praying God to deliver the nation from its economic crisis. However, a National Day of “Repentance” ought to name the national sins to repent of. Otherwise, call it a National Day of ‘Prayer’.