By Chapatali Ndau
Renowned Human Rights Activist has described the call by President Dr. Lazurs Chakwera for 3 days national fasting and prayers in seeking God intervention to deal with Covid-19 as timely and must be applauded by all God- loving Malawians.
Undule Mwakasungula said “ as a God-fearing nation, this call brings the nation to the mercy of God. The word of God says in Proverbs 9:10 that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom”.
In statement, Mwakasungula noted that, the call by President Dr Lazarus Chakwera is a sign of Gods wisdom and direction, a call to say Malawians are all children of God regardless of political affiliation.
He said, “It is important to note that the way the virus is increasing, we have no choice but to seek divine help and we can only do that if we humble ourselves as the nation and ask the Almighty God for His mercies.”
However, Mwakasungula was quick to warn that “as we ask God for His mercies, let us continue to follow preventative measures and guidelines set by the Government on Covid-19 and those from the World Health Organization (WHO) to protect ourselves from the virus” adding “what we must know is God will always do His part and we must do our part too by following these preventative measures and guidelines.”
Mwakasungula noted the Covid 19 is a human rights issues because it is a health issues and called on all to refrain from handling this pandemic in a casual manner as this will kill many Malawians.
“Those in the know how, we must embark on a massive national sensitization campaign so that we change the behaviour of Malawians who think that this pandemic does not really exist in Malawi,” tipped Mwakasundula.