Radio Maria needs K70 million to extend its transmission in Malawi

Radio Maria Malawi a Catholic radio station is in the process of expanding its evangelization work that will see the station reaching out to about 16 million Malawians all over the country.

Fr Kimu: Radio Maria needs to expand

Fr Kimu: Radio Maria needs to expand

While confirming the development in an email response to Nyasa Times, Radio Maria Director Rev. Fr. Dr. Joseph Kimu said the total cost of the whole project costs about K70 Million.

The station which currently reaches out to almost 80% of the Malawi population and part of Mozambique and Zambia has since embarked on a fundraising campaign to raise funds to purchase three extra towers to be planted in three sites.

The station currently has 10 transmitters in the areas of St John- Mangochi, Ching’ombe-Monkeybay, Namwera, Zomba, Mpingwe-Blantyre, Dedza, Dowa, Lilongwe, Chikangawa and Karonga.

Fr. Kimu revealed that the expansion process has already received a boost of equipment valued at about K200 Million donated by the World Family of Radio Maria in Italy.

He said the equipment will be installed in four new sites namely Mzuzu, Karonga, Dwangwa and Thyolo while in Karonga it will just be an upgrade.

So far, the Catholic owned radio station has also already raised K4,600, 000.00 through a dinner and dance organized by a group of 17 young men from the Archdiocese of Blantyre recently.

The group is yet to raise the balance of MK1.341.500.00 to complete the payment of one tower.

“Since one tower has almost been paid for, we are looking for MK 18 Million to complete payment for three towers for the remaining site” said Fr. Kimu.

Meanwhile, the Radio Maria Director has called upon well wishers to contribute towards the project.

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12 thoughts on “Radio Maria needs K70 million to extend its transmission in Malawi”

  1. Khumakhuma says:

    If all the three Million Catholics were to contribute Mk 1,000.00 each this project would not be a problem at all; ngakhale Mk 500, ndi ndalama zambiri to put up this project and sustain the running of the radio for quite a reasonable time. We do allot of contributions in our Parishes, this could be done!

  2. wisdom says:

    Kindly consider Muloza-Limbuli in Mulanje

  3. MELINDA says:

    Tisonkha za mpingo wathu izi.

  4. chimwemwe chimtengo says:

    Zimenezo ndiye zofunikazo radioyi ifalikire ponseponse .May God bless u Fr Joseph Kim Amen.

  5. SIMON says:

    Zabwino zonse , Fr Kimu you make me proud and i really admire your hard working spirit. Please never be discouraged in all that you are doing for the Church and the country. May the Good Lord, the Almighty bless you abundantly.

  6. Proff. Centvinnie says:

    Makamaka muganizire ku Chizumulu ndi Likoma Islands. Ndi kumene kungatalikirane ndi ma transmiterwo. Feasibility study please!!!!

  7. Khongoni Boy says:

    Komaso Kwathu Kuno Kwa Khongoni

  8. Leston P says:

    The story of Radio Maria is such a beautiful story. It is the flagship radio in terms of religious radios in Malawi (not just Catholic radios)……. all because of the hard work of Dr Kimu and his team.

    BUT, do we need 4 catholic radio stations in Malawi (in Mangochi, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Karonga)? Do we call that a United Catholic Church? We read that in RSA, the Catholic Church which has over 50 dioceses has only 1 radio station – what’s wrong with us? If it is a question of languages, I am sure Radio Maria can accommodate all languages.

    Let us go back to the drawing board, strategise what we want from radios and build one formidable radio with diverse team of competent personalities from all walks of Malawi.

    Until we have One Catholic”church and One Radio Station, I will assist wherever I can.

  9. ANgoni Ngayongayo says:

    Pitilizani ntchito yabwino yoweta nkhosa za Ambuye ndipo Ambuye Yesu yemweyo azikudalitsani. Ma ulaliki ndi maphunzitso anu amatitsitsimutsa. Timakunyadilani koma chonde kunonso ku Mchinji mutiganizire chifuwa timamvera wailesiyi movutikira kwambiri. Mulungu apitize kukudalitsani ndipo mupitilize kutipemphelera zikomo.

  10. Amuna says:

    Ngati n’kotheka muganizirekonso kuno ku kasungu pa boma. wailesiyi simveka bwino.chonde bwerani mudzafufuze.

  11. nyaka1 says:

    This god fearing man is better off than d likes of Henry Saindi, Mary mang’anda , Machemba N the then accountant ,PaPa. Amangoononga ndalama N even not respecting d welfare of volunteers I will contribute sure for. Your sake .

  12. May God provide for your needs! wamkachisi amadya zamkachisi…kungomva kwabwera Maria gate k!k!k!k!k!

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