Deputy Minister of Gender, Disability and Social Welfare, Grace Kwelepeta, has hailed the Muslim Community in the country for maintaining and promoting peace in the country.

Kwelepeta praised the Muslims when she presented certificates to 20 women on Muslim studies during the closing of madrasa at Paulosi Village in Traditional Authority Malemia in Zomba which was organized by Bayani Islamic Organization.

Kwelepeta said Muslims are commended for maintaining and promoting peace which reflects positively on the religion.

She encouraged Muslim women to be proactive and not look down upon themselves.

Kwelepeta said “the program is significant as it empowers women to be self-reliance.”

The deputy minister who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Zomba Malosa Constituency, promised to support the adult literacy school with resources from her ministry.

Kwelepeta also donated 40 robes to women from various madrasas in Zomba and Machinga.

Acting District Commissioner for Zomba, Dr. Raphael Piringu said the council was impressed with the initiative the Muslim Society was implementing.

“There was need to pump more resources on women education, especially adults, as Muslims are peaceful and promote cleanliness,” said Piringu

Presidential Advisor on Islamic matters, Sheikh Imran Mtenje said the skills gained from the training would enhance education and knowledge of the Islamic community in Malawi.

Sheikh Mtenje said government is committed to promoting different religions in this country as the institutions are partners in development.

“I commend President Arthur Peter Mutharika for promoting freedom of worship and also allowing Muslim learners to put on Hijab during lessons as well as making sure that they are accessing education without any hindrance,”Sheikh Mtenje explained

He then encouraged every Malawian to attend primary, secondary and tertiary education in order to be knowledgeable and for Malawi to develop.

Mtenje further urged Muslims to continue promoting peace and unity to make Malawi a better nation to live in.

He said Islamic Religion will not allow some Malawians to disturb peace and unity the country has been enjoying.