Malawian leaders asked to act fairly on climate change
As “We Have Faith Campaign” gets momentum in the country, Malawians have been asked to take part in conservation of the environment and push their leaders to act fairly on climate change issues.
The call was made in Mchinji when PAN AFRICAN cycling caravan entered Malawi from Zambia.
The cycling caravan started from Botswana passing through 9 countries on its way to FRANCE where world leaders are expected to converge this December for the 21ST Conference of Parties known as COP21.
Speaking during the caravan handover in Mchinji, District Commissioner for Chipata, Kalonga Zulu said they are committed to fighting environmental degradation that has also affected Malawi badly.
Zulu said erratic supply of electricity has become a common occurrence in many countries.
“I urge faith leaders to play a role in the campaign,” said Zulu.
Concurring with Zulu, Secretary General for Malawi Council of Churches Rev Gilford Matonga said human activity has destabilized ecological balance that God created.
” In the campaign worshippers should take part in the mobilization of petition and passing messages to their members on environmental challenges,” Matonga said.
Among others, as the caravan is in the country, there will be concerts and prayers by all religions.
Muslims were expected to read special messages of environment and climate change in all mosques.
On Saturday and Sunday, other religions will also follow.
Melton Luhanga of Act Alliance in Malawi, an organization that is leading the “We have faith campaign” in the country encouraged Malawians to conserve the environment.