Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Henry Mussa and Bishop Brighton Malasa on Saturday August 12, 2017 joined women in Zomba to sweep and remove garbage in the streets of the old capital city as one way of promoting cleanliness.
The Clergy in the Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire and government officials joined the sweeping exercise, with a call by both the Minister and the Bishop to the city residents to take care of environment and the city.
They also hailed the good relationship that exit between the Church and the government.
“We thank the Industry, Trade and Tourism Minister Honourable Henry Mussa, Dr. Mary Shaba and many others, for the support rendered towards this exercise and the women conference.
“There were many government officials and the general public who joined us in sweeping streets and other parts of Zomba which is god for the nation,” said Bishop Malasa.
He observed that apart from showing a good working relationship between the Church and the government, a message to the people of Zomba and all who visit the city to follow good environmental practices and support authorities in keeping the city clean, was dispatched.
On Friday morning there were prayers where Bishop Malasa was the Main Celebrant during the Mass, and later there were presentations by prominent people like Dr. Mary Shaba, Mr. and Mrs. Kathewera of Ntcheu.
Bishop Malasa said the Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire is this year celebrating its activities under the theme “Go and do likewise” and almost 1,000 women gathered at the Church of St. George in the Zomba Archdeaconry.
The Anglican Church has several health facilities and education institutions that include primary, secondary and nursing colleges across the country.
“We are pleased to be part of the development of the country since time immemorial and we shall strive to promote government agendas for the betterment of the ordinary Malawian whom we were called to serve in our ministry,” said Bishop Malasa