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Chakwera reiterates a call for mind-set change

President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has reiterated a call for mindset change among Malawians if the country is to develop in all aspects.

President Chakwera made the call yesterday during a Chiembwe Day memorial ceremony at Provident Industrial Mission, PIM, in Chiradzulu.

In his speech Dr. Chakwera said Malawians have to emulate Chilembwe’s example saying Chilembwe had a special way of thinking citing his way of thinking should never be forgotten by Malawians or even Africa as a whole.

Dr. Chakwera said the question everyone should be asking himself or herself is what has we have learnt from Chilembwe in line with mindset change.

He said Chilembwe chose his country over everything as he when he was taken by Joseph Booth where he could live a better life but stil chose to return to his home country and serve his people.

“John Chilembwe is teaching us that when we change our way of thinking we will be able to do a lot with what we have and people we have and build tangible things that are important” added Dr. Chakwera.

The president said Chilembwe did not stay idle saying he had nothing but started with what he had together with the people he had.

“Today we are remembering John Chilembwe because he had his own way of thinking regardless of how less he had,” he added.

Dr. Chakwera said the other thing people should learn from the life of Chilembwe is being able to openly discuss, argue and agree issues without fear.

The memorial ceremony was attended by leaders from different quotas including the clergy, political leaders, other top government officials and also the country’s vice president Dr. Saulos Claus Chilima.

The ceremony started with laying of wreaths on a memorial pillar which was led by president Chakwera and the first lady Madame Monica Chakwera.

Chilembwe day is commemorated on 15 January every year and this year the day has commemorated under the theme “Malawi stay away from sin.”

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