President Peter Mutharika has expressed the need for Malawians to uphold and respect human rights of all people.
Speaking at Masintha ground in Lilongwe during the commemoration of the International Human Rights Day, Mutharika said there is need for people to realise that everyone is entitled to rights regardless of their status.
Mutharika said it is time to overlook issues that have to do with differences in race, gender and other affiliations and focus on things that matter most.
“It is time to realise that everyone has the right to economic, social and cultural rights and there is need to uphold and respect human rights of all people,” said Mutharika.
He further said that people should remember to exercise their rights with a duty and there is need to have responsibilities for one’s rights.
He added that everyone has a duty to make sure that women, children and people living with albinism and other vulnerable groups also enjoy their rights.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948 by the United Nations and aims to protect human rights of all mankind.