On Friday last week, students from Mzuzu university went on their knees asking for intervention from the South Africa – based Malawi Prophet and billionaire business icon Shepherd Bushiri.
The students through a grouping dubbed ‘Friends of Bushiri’ organized a presser where they expressed dismay over what they termed ‘unjustifiable criticisms’ and malicious allegations against Prophet Bushiri by some ‘love – deficient’ Malawians.
In their statement, they requested Prophet Bushiri to consider reaching out to Mzuzu University to assist in bringing back the shape of a library which got razed down by fire reportedly induced by electric fault.
The students’ action was an additive to an already launched initiative whereby alumni of the institution have teamed up to mobilize funds towards the refurbishment of the damaged library and its stocking.
In his response, Bushiri has pledged to assist the situation by donating money which will be used to renovate the building.
“We all appreciate education to be very important. We also know that education is made possible with availability of resources, chief of which is the library and its stock. I have heard the plea from the students and I have been concerned and compelled to render a helping hand,” Bushiri said in a follow up query.
“Education is a capable instrument to turn mirrors into windows through which the young generation can view and build a better future. I find it to be my corporate responsibility to help these students with building that window,” said Bushiri.
Prophet Bushiri who consistently pledges his patriotism to Malawi also said: “Malawi is for us all and we need to build it together if we have to prosper. We need education for all and resources must be provided to those in school. I believe the school authority and government alike will make sure that there are no obstacles”.
When asked whether he is endorsing the grouping which is going by his name, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri expressed approval saying he felt humbled that some youths feel duty-bound to help in promoting gospel and charity works.
“I took time to read their press statement. I am pleased to note that they are establishing themselves in the precepts of gospel and that they are willing to be instrumental in spreading my charity initiatives,” Bushiri said before pulling a shocker.
“I am prepared to give them about MK60 million towards the refurbishment of the library. All I want, as an important step, is for Mzuni management to consult with the Ministry of Education and when they confirm and give me a go ahead, I will do that.
“I just don’t want this to turn political. I am not a politician; I am a man of God doing nothing but God’s mission on earth. I love my country and I love our president for trying his best to take care of our country’s affairs. He needs a helping hand,” Bushiri said.
Bushiri, who has helped over hundred students with educational funds global wide and has evidently provided global impacts, is set on providing extensive aid to his home country whether it be through educational, humanitarian or spiritual means.
The pastor had since categorically established that his charitable acts are by no means a campaign for the country’s presidency as speculated by rumours that he intend to stand for Malawi presidency come 2019.
Substantial sources reveal that the economic state of Malawi has hit rock bottom, with inflation rates proliferating by the hour and hunger strikes taking toll of over 75% of the entire nation. This economic backlash and financial boom has induced the Prophet to aid the nation in all various sectors.
Despite mixed reactions as to the intent of his donations, Bushiri has announced that he is going to fund the Mzuni students with finances to build and establish the university library.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :