Malawi Government has hailed the peaceful co-existence among religious organisations, saying it has contributed to the development of the country through various initiatives.
Minister of Energy Ibrahim Matola said this in Machinga last week when he opened Liwonde Market Mosque and Bhorey Family Complex, which has been constructed by the Zam Zam Foundation through Africa Muslims Agency in South Africa.
The minister appreciated the efforts being made to alleviate the suffering of the beneficiaries apart from complementing development of the country.
Said Matola: “I am calling upon all religious organisations to work together and support the government, so that we build a peaceful nation where people of different religious beliefs work together to fight poverty.”
He added that during the time of Muhammad, mosques served communities schools, clinics, rest rooms, and courts, among others although the practice has now changed due to different beliefs.
In his remarks, Zam Zam Foundation projects manager Ajilu Kalitendere said as a model of a development partner, the organisation has managed to construct mosques, boreholes and water wells in most of the districts in the Southern Region.
He added that they are also running scholarship programme, which is assisting needy children to access and enjoy their right to education, apart from distributing relief items in times of need.