Malawi has joined the global world in commemoration of International Day of Peace which is observed on September 21 every year.
The day is dedicated to world peace and especially the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary cease fire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access.
The day was established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution.
In his remarks one of the country’s political scientist, Victor Chipofya, has urged people in the country more especially political leaders to always respect the rule of law to ensure continued sanity in the country.
He expressed sadness that some politicians think they are above the law once they are ushered into power a development which puts the county’s peace at stake.
Chipofya said: “Everyone must respect the constitution because nobody is above the law.”
He further said although Malawi has leaved without war, but many people have been suffering by being tortured physically or verbally more especially through political platforms.
“When we talk of peace it’s not just about being free from wars but it has also to be looked at in terms of violence and verbal abuse which as a country we haven’t done well and this challenge has mostly been caused by politicians,” he said.
This year’s International Day of Peace is being commemorated under a theme: “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.”