PIM to celebrate Chilembwe’s centenary, calls for support

Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) is on 15th January, 2015 expected to hold centenary celebrations of late Reverend John Chilembwe who is the founder of the mission.


Chilembwe died while fighting for Malawi’s freedom against the British colonial rule in the Chilembwe uprising.

The celebrations will coincidentally fall on the day Malawi will also be remembering 100 days since Chilembwe died.

PIM President Reverend Patrick Makondetsa said the budget for the centenary celebrations is pegged at K10 million.

According to Makondetsa, the said amount is expected to be raised by the second week of January 2015.

He said the funds will be used to address urgent issue like food, transport and preparations for the venue.

“The funds being sought will be used to address urgent issues required for the event as follows, food stuffs, transport, fuel and maintenance work to prepare the venue for the event among other things” Makondetsa told Nation newspaper of Monday 29th December, 2014.

He also revealed that they have extended the invitation to President Arthur Peter Mutharika to attend the celebrations.

All well wishers can send their donation through Makondetsa on 0888 301 483 or Chairman for the fundraising organizing committee Joseph Mwanamveka who is also Minister of Industry and Trade.

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7 years ago

Submit a funding proposal to NAC. According to Robert Ngaiyaye. any function attracting huge attendance qualifies for funding so try your luck guys and the Chairperson is from Malawi’s favored tribe so that works to your advantage as well.

Harris Batson
7 years ago

let us join hand in hand to put soul of chilembwe in pray amen

mlomwe wachitonga
mlomwe wachitonga
7 years ago

MW will be remembering 100 days since chilembwe died?

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