Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Religious leaders continue praying for Magufuli’s wonders
RELIGIOUS leaders from different denominations over the weekend conducted a special prayer for President John Magufuli and his entire cabinet to continue with their sterling performance. The prayers, which were organised by Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) in the region, in collaboration with the residents in the region regardless of the political ideology, went in tandem with fundraising for helping patients admitted to Mawenzi Regional Hospital. Religious leaders at different times congratulated the president for his efforts of charting various measures aimed at bolstering the national economic growth and at the same time punishing some government leaders who have used their positions to enrich themselves at the expense of the poor.
One of the religious leaders, the chairman of the Association of Pentecostal Churches, Bishop Pius Ikongo, said many Tanzanians prayed during election for the country to have good president, something that has been answered by the Almighty God. Bakwata Secretary in Kilimanjaro region, Sheikh Rashidi Malya urged people to pray for the president and his government so that we could win war against corruption and other vices. Sheikh Malya urged wananchi further to organise special prayers for the president and his government to win the war and improve social services. On his part, the CCM Kilimanjaro Regional Chairman, Mr Idd Juma, said the people who were helpless and desperate were now hopeful and confident of the new government under President Magufuli. Mr Juma said the time has come for people to support the president for the good work he had done to combat corruption and other vices.