CCAP Bt Synod introduces a special fund for radio

Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) has introduced a special fund to raise money for the establishment of a radio station.

The Synod has introduced pledge cards circulating that are being distributed to all members of CCAP, asking every faithful contribute a minimum of K250 in the month of June this year.

Confirming the development, the Synod’s General Secretary, Alex Maulana said they were looking forward to raising K100Million from the pledges for the establishment of the radio.

Blantyre CCAP Synod leadership: om left to right: Rev. Andrew Kamponda, Vice Moderator, Rev. M. Chilapula, Moderator of the Synod, Rev. Alex Maulana, General Secretary, Rev. Cliff Charles Nyekanyeka, Deputy General Secretary.

“We need about K60Million to establish the radio station. We arrived at that figure bearing in mind the equipment we want to buy in view of the radius that we have been given to cover by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA).

“We are hoping to raise these funds in one month if our members give in generously but if not, we will try again in the near future,” said Maulana.

He also disclosed that from every contribution, K50 will go towards the programmes of Chigodi Women’s Training Centre where they were rehabilitating office structures and constructing a new hostel.

Maulana said MACRA has already given them a go ahead and they just needed the money to fund the project.

He therefore urged CCAP Christians to contribute towards the initiative so that it comes to fruition.

Joseph Taweni of St Columba congregation in Blantyre and other Christians from the church hailed the move, describing it as a good development that would assist the church in disseminating the Gospel.

“It’s high time the Synod had its own radio station which it could use in various ways in promoting the work of evangelisation.

“Several churches in Malawi have radio stations but have a few members as compared to the Blantyre Synod, I therefore see no reason why we should fail with the project,” said Taweni.

According to Maulana the Synod has about 1.7 Million registered members and about 1 Million active members. Its boundaries cover the southern part of Malawi except for part of Mangochi which is under the Nkhoma synod and it has part of Ntcheu in the Central region.

Malawi media is flooded with radios and the growing number of faith sponsored ones like Radio Maria of the Catholic Church, LWC Radio owned by the Living Water Church, CFC Radio and TV by the Calvary Family Church, ABC Radio by the African Bible College, Radio Islam, AFJ TV by the All for Jesus Church and Channel for All Nations owned by the Assemblies of God Church.

The Synod’s sister synod, Nkhoma CCAP synod is also contemplating to establish its own radio where it recently evicted the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation’s MEMA Studios in Lilongwe.

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