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Malawi: Emulate Chilembwe’s Freedom Fighting Spirit, Chakwera Asks Malawians


President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has called upon Malawians to emulate the life of the late Rev. John Chilembwe, whom he said sacrificed his own life for the sake of oppressed people in his country.

Chakwera said this on Monday at Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) in Chiradzulu district, where he led Malawians in commemorating Chilembwe Day and Memorial Service of Worship.

The President said Chilembwe demonstrated a spirit of hard work and patriotism.

He said Malawians ought to emulate that spirit in order to improve their livelihoods.

He, therefore, called upon people to work hard in all areas including farming and education to ensure that poverty and hunger is lessened in the country.

“Chilembwe had an industrialisation vision.

“It is worrisome that over the years, government and churches have not committed themselves to promote such.

“My government is committed to fulfil Chilembwe’s dream in making Malawi an industrialised nation as stipulated in the Malawi 2063.

Due to Chilembwe’s contributions to Malawi, I hereby declare that Phalombe District Hospital be called John Chilembwe Hospital,” said Chakwera.

In his remarks, President of PIM in Malawi, Rev. Wilson Mitambo said the church will offer continued support to government in development saying, as a church, they need a better Malawi that is geared in uplifting the living standards of people.