St Thomas Catholic Community of Mzuzu University (Mzuni) Saturday swept their campus as part of an initiative they have hatched to enhance clean and polluted free environments.
Chairperson of the community Louis Msuku told Nyasa Times in an interview that they want, as youthful Christians, to pioneer love for God’s creation.
“Like the environment which we so much destroy in one way or another, we are all, before God, mere creatures. We must therefore, as God’s creatures, make sure we take care of creation,” said Msuku.
He said they are planning to take out the initiative to other colleges and universities in the country.
Apart from the sweeping, the students also picked up litter around campus which is seriously untidy most of the times.
Patron of the community Fr John Ryan – of the order of St. Patrick’s Missionary Society – had said earlier that the initiative is part of the many duties “we must always regard highly as Christians.”
St Thomas Catholic Community started in 1999 around the same period the Mzuni was born.
Fr. Ryan, also a professor in mathematics, has been patron ever since.
St Thomas celebrates mass every Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is also registered as an outstation at St Augustine’s Parish, across the road, of the Diocese of Mzuzu.