Former Presidents contribute K1.5 million to the Church Project


By Blessings Kaunda…

Former Presidents of Malawi Dr. Joyce Banda and Dr. Bakali Muluzi have contributed K1 million and K500 thousand respectively towards the construction of Mzuzu City Presbytery offices under CCAP Synod of Livingstonia, budgeted at K250 Million.

President Dr. Banda attended the presbytery’s fundraising activity Saturday at St Andrews Church in Mzuzu in the company of The former First Gentleman Richard Banda who also made a contribution of K500 thousand.

Speaking during the event, Dr. Banda asked the presbytery authorities to engage her in development activities.

“Please do not forget to consider me for any activities in which you think I can participate. I may not be able to attend the program in person, but I have people who can represent me,” Banda said.

The former president advised people to be givers saying it is the responsibility of every person who can do so.

“We give not because we have a surplus but because we have a giving heart,” she added.

Banda added that the works that religious and local leaders do are for the people in communities hence the need to support them.
Mzuzu City Presbytery Moderator elect Reverend John Mnyenyembe hailed the support from the presidents and all well-wishers.

He said the presence of the former President Dr. Banda at the event served as a motivation for the presbytery towards accomplishing its goal.

Rev. Mnyenyembe also hailed the congregations’ support describing it as an indication that churches fully welcome the project.

“It was a short notice, especially to the Christians but all congregations have fully supported the presbytery. We started our announcements in March but God has done great things,” Mnyenyembe said.

He added that the next fundraising activity will be in the form of envelope contributions whereby every member will put in an envelope any amount of money they can manage.

Mzuzu City Presbytery has 13 congregations and among those present were St. James, Mzuzu, and Kavibale. Former Synod moderator Douglas Chifya also attended.0

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