Chakwera calls for 7 days of national prayer to end dry spell in the country

By Chisomo Phiri

President Lazarus Chakwera has called on all the believers and faith communities in the country to dedicate the first 7 days of the new year 2022 to pray for the end of the dry spell currently being experienced in the country which he says could impact the next farming season.

In a statement, Presidential Press Secretary Anthony Kasonda says the 7 day period of prayer, will include fasting that covers each day of the week, from Saturday January 1, 2022 to Friday January 7, 2022.
” This arrangement allows believers to have individual as well as group prayers session. The President, therefore, calls on the mother bodies of all faith groups to encourage their communities to pray together whenever they meet for worship on their designated holy days,” say Kasonda in a statement.

There has been growing concerns over dry spell In Malawi with most areas not experienced any rainfall up to this time of the year, which in Normal circumstances,is the time when the Maize crops should long have been planted and growing.