Students at Mzuzu University (Mzuni) calling themselves ‘Friends of Bushiri – Mzuni Chapter’ have launched a wing at their institution with spirited calls to the billionaire born Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri to come to their rescue as far as the situation of their library is concerned.
The wing, with an initial membership of over 100 students from all the faculties of the university, were a sight to behold at Mphatso Motel in Mzuzu where they launched their cause as they ‘unnecessarily’ what has become Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG)’ tagline: ‘In Our Family We Don’t Stress.”
Interim chairperson of the grouping Brighton Mwenifumbo told Nyasa Times after the launch that they were “sure Bushiri was capable of bailing out from their pathetic scenario.”
Mzuni library got gutted by fire during the night of December 19, 2015. All the 45 000 books in the library got lost to the fire.
“As a chapter that belongs to Mzuzu University, we would also like to bring to the attention of ‘Major 1’ Prophet Shepherd Bushiri the bad situation that is the state of our library which got gutted by fire. The library needs complete refurbishment, starting with the physical building to the purchase of books.
“As of now, the situation is deplorable, and it is making it very difficult for us to do well in our studies most of which is research inclined. We are very optimistic that MAJOR 1 who has the welfare of, we, fellow youths at heart will generously consider our request in whatever sense,” said Mwenifumbo.
According to the chapter, they just feel “proud to be associated with Prophet Bushiri.”
In a media advisory, they said they will “in the long run be immensely instrumental in participation in charity services, youth mobilization for positive change, education on religious, economic as well as socio-political affairs.”
The new group was not open as to how much they would be getting from ‘Major 1’ for the initiatives. But, Bushiri, whose charity works has included a maize relief campaign to starving Malawians has even shocked the Malawian government for his mass of wealth.
The Chapter also took their time to dress down those who spoke and wrote against their ‘Major 1.’
“We feel it would be gross insensitivity if we do not comment on certain innuendoes that are being played against ‘Major 1’ Prophet Shepherd Bushiri. We are deeply shocked by a chorus of unjustifiable, baseless and unspiritual remarks that are being levelled against the great Man of God. These, we must say, are confused utterances coming from Malawians who have disincentive ideas in religious circles,” their statement read.
They called on their fellow colleagues to look up to Bushiri “as a father-figure, role model and inspirer.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :