Today, 9th May 2015, I led my fellow Malawians in the memory of my brother, my friend and former President late Ngwazi Professor Bingu wa Mutharika (May His Soul Continue To Rest In Peace) so that together we may acknowledge and share both our joy in the gift that his life was to us, and the pain that his passing brings.
As we renew our pledge on this third anniversary of our loss, we also take pride in the progress we are making in building on his social economic dreams towards a better life for all and a more united society.
We renew our pledge knowing that for millions of our people, including us members of his immediate family, today must be better than yesterday and tomorrow should bring more joy than today.
As Bingu rests, let us also do our part so that when our day comes to rest, we will leave a better country than we found it. That is what Bingu cherished. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul rest in peace, Amen.