Blantyre — President Dr. Joyce Banda says true love is the key to attaining prosperity in any family.
The president made the remarks Saturday during the wedding reception of Yani and Tupo Scordis which took place at Greek Orthodox Haven at Bvumbwe in Thyolo district.
The Malawi leader said love is key to building a good family as it makes the couple develop confidence in each other.
"I am proud that my niece is getting married today. This is a special occasion to me since I am her Aunt.
"My advice to you is that, go and build your family. Go and demonstrate true love, this is the only way you can build your family.
"Continue with the good work that every member of the Mtila family knows you for," said President Joyce Banda.
Earlier, during the wedding officiation ceremony at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Blantyre, His Eminence Joachim Archbishop of Zambia and Malawi advised the newly wedded couple to believe in God in anything to excel in life.
The Archbishop said since the two are now one, they are incomplete without the presence of the other.
"Build trust between you as a couple. May God bless you and bring abundant blessings in your family," said Archbishop Joachim.
Joachim also commended President Joyce Banda for ensuring security in the country saying members of his church are also protected.
He then wished President Banda a happy life and asked God to guide her as she continues to rule this country.
Tupo is a daughter to MacArthur Mtila, a brother to President Joyce Banda while Yani is a son to Domitri Scordis.
Some of the people who attended the wedding ceremony came from countries like Autralia, Kenya, Rwanda, Swaziland, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and other countries too numerous to mention including Malawians.