Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) in Chiradzulu has unveiled ambitious plans to construct a state of the art University and a radio station in memory and reverence of Rev. John Chilembwe.
PIM has not spelt out the time line when the projects will start and get completed.
According to PIM General Secretary Aubrey Kambewa, the plans to build a university have been in the pipe line even when Chilembwe was alive saying “financial constraints dragged the whole project.”
“As you are aware, Chilembwe was among the very first Malawians to attain a Degree in the country, and him being the founder of PIM, it was his dream that come this century more people should attain higher education for the country’s development to forge ahead.
“So this is one way of fulfilling the dream of our fallen hero,” the General Secretary narrated.
Kambewa said the mission is working around the clock to source funds for the initiative but was quick to point out that some well-wishers abroad have shown green light to support it.
He added that the University would complement efforts by government that has promised to start constructing a modern Ida Chilembwe Technical College at the Mission.
“These education initiatives squarely help to fulfil Chilembwe’s dream of equipping youths will various skills to become entrepreneurs; thereby contributing to the socio economic development of the country,” Kambewa pointed out.
The General Secretary disclosed that the University would be a private one while the Technical College will be a public institution managed by government since it is government’s donation.
In a similar vein, Kambewa said plans are under way to have a licensed radio station to help spread the word of God for people to receive salvation.
He did not disclose the international financers for the projects said currently PIM executive committee is working on the budgets which if finalised will be sent to the donors whom he said are keenly waiting for the same.
If the university dream comes to pass, Chiradzulu will have two private mission universities; the first one being Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA) at Nguludi Mission.
This year marks 118 years of existence of PIM since it was founded and established by the Malawian, Rev. John Chilembwe.
Chilembwe was killed in 1915 by the white settlers for leading the uprisings in protest of the social injustices perpetrated by the colonial government to the natives.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :