Malawi Vice-President Khumbo Kachali has said government is committed to working with the Church to serve people’s interests.
Kachali said this at Katawa CCAP prayer house on Sunday during the church’s silver jubilee celebrations.
Said Kachali: “This administration welcomes any criticism from the Church and others since we work in partnership in serving the nation. We will never arrest pastors. I and the President are church elders, but whenever things are not right, you are free to criticise us.”
He thanked the faith community for complementing government’s efforts in national development.
“There has been good partnership between government and various churches in the country which has helped our country to prosper. The CCAP Livingstonia Synod has helped government in health and education, among other sectors,” he said.
In his remarks, Livingstonia CCAP Synod general secretary the Reverend Levi Nyondo denounced gay marriages, saying the church cannot accept homosexuality.
Nyondo also complained that alcohol sachets continue to affect the youth and called for a ban.
Earlier, Kachali opened Katawa CCAP Primary School and a multipurpose hall built with funds raised from the congregation.