President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has called on Malawians to work diligently for the transformation of the country’s economy, moving it towards becoming a middle-income nation.
President Chakwera made these remarks in Mzuzu during the consecration of Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Mzuzu, Reverend Father Yohane Suzgo Nyirenda.
Chakwera emphasized that everyone must serve through labor, stating that lazy individuals cannot expect to enjoy the benefits of a fruitful harvest.
“In other words, just because there are possibilities and opportunities available to us doesn’t mean that we should expect God, the Church, or the Government to hand them to us on a silver platter. God has not sent us to be spoon-fed. We are clearly told that even when there is a harvest, we will not enjoy it or store it if we are not willing to labor, work, and sweat for it,” he addressed the gathering.
Nyirenda, born on 20th June 1976 and hailing from Wozi in Mzimba District, was ordained a priest of Mzuzu Diocese on 19th July 2008. He has served in various positions at national and diocesan levels, including Director of Kasina Formation Centre from 2019 to date, Director and Formator at Christ the King Formation Centre in Rumphi, Parish Priest of Saint Augustine Parish, and Vocations Director in Mzuzu Diocese.