Utilize Locally Available Resources – Mzuzu Diocese

Auxiliary Bishop for Mzuzu diocese Yohane Nyirenda says Malawi remains one of the poorest countries in the world due to failure by leaders to utilize locally available resources to increase imports and reduce reliance on debt.

The Auxiliary Bishop said this at ST Paul’s Parish in Mzimba today as the Diocese marked the World day of the poor with a distribution of food items to ultra poor families.

He said laziness among Malawians and habitual beer drinking are also factors contributing to high poverty levels in the country.

One of the beneficiaries Monica Moyo who is widowed hailed the Diocese for the support saying the food items which included a bag of maize flour will help in feeding her family of four.

This year’s World Day of the poor is being commemorated under the theme ‘Do not turn your face away from anyone is poor’.