Malawi VP Chilima hails Catholic self reliance spirit

Malawi Vice-President Saulos Chilima on Saturday hailed the Catholic Church’s Mponela Parish in Dowa District for constructing a multi-million kwacha church building using own materials and financial contributions.

Chilima speaking at the church event

Chilima speaking at the church event

Chilima on the procession to present gifts

Chilima on the procession to present gifts

He commended the faithful when he officially opened the modern St. Benedict The Abbot Mponela Parish which seats about 900 congregants.

Chilima advised the Christian community and the public to learn from the people of Dowa who are developing themselves without relying on help from others.

“If all Malawians had the same spirit [of helping themselves] like the people of Mponela, by now Malawi would have been a reformed nation,” said the Veep.

Chilima also hailed Paul Kulemeka for the engineering expertise rendered to the church project for free, saying Kulemeka’s contribution would go a long way in helping spread the word of God.<

In his remarks, Archbishop Tarsizius Ziyaye of Lilongwe Archdiocese asked people from the archdiocese to follow the example of the Dowa parishoners by building a big and modern cathedral.

He thanked the Vice-President for the support he personally provided to the project.

St. Benedict The Abbot Mponela Parish was founded in February 2010 and started its K100 million church project in 2012.

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7 thoughts on “Malawi VP Chilima hails Catholic self reliance spirit”

  1. Africana says:

    kupephera ndiye umapephera kuposa mbuyako pitala koma uleke kuchinda mahule.

  2. kent says:

    Guys kodi Chilimayu ndiopempheradi langa ndi funso chabe?

    Ndafunsa chifukwa bible limanena kuti oyipayo wasikila konko…maufumu apa dziko lapansi ndi anga am just having doubts if he truly belives in one God who is in heaven.

  3. achakulungwa says:

    Taonanitu enanu mumangoti chigawo chapakati nyau mulungu adzakulangani.

  4. CITIZEN says:

    MR VP YOU SHOULD VISIT OTHER CHURCHES TOO NOT ONLY CATHORIC THOUGH UR A COMMITTED CATHOLIC

  5. Mwanga1 says:

    So the only Church he visits is Roman Catholic

  6. Mjomba Yusuf says:

    Koma Peter amakaonekera ku mpingo?

    Peter Ali ndi mpingo wanji coz timangoona mkaladeyu koma mbuyache sakonda zopempherazi, why?

  7. tan'gatan'ga says:

    I hope none of the money was from cashgate proceeds. It is said that mphwiyo used to make lavish offerings at his church every Sunday.

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