Preparations for a centenary celebration of Child Jesus-Nankhunda Minor Seminary in Zomba Diocese have been officially launched with a plea to people of good will to support the seminary.
The launch, which took place at the seminary premises, started with a Holy Mass whose main celebrant was Rt. Rev. Alfred Mateyu Chaima, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Zomba.
In his speech, Bishop Chaima said that for the centenary celebration to be successful, there is a need for every person in the Diocese and all well-wishers out there to take part in different ways such as making pledges and supporting fund-raising activities that will be lined up by the organising committee.
Bishop Chaima commissioning representatives of different groups in the Diocese to lead centenary celebration preparations
On the country’s economic status, the Bishop lamented the recent 44 percent devaluation of the Malawi Kwacha against the United States Dollar that it will hit hard on the citizenry and has since asked the Government of President Lazarus Chakwera to put a poor person at the centre of its policies and decisions.
He then asked the faithful to pray for Malawi so that God can give them good leaders in 2025 as the country will be heading to elections.
Some of the people who attended the function
Speaking at the same function, the Rector for Nankhunda Minor Seminary, Fr. Santos Mpingu, thanked various groups that support the seminary regularly and appealed to them to also support it this time around as it starts a journey that leads to a centenary celebration next year.
Some of the students of Nankhunda Minor Seminary
Nankhunda Minor Seminary was opened in 1924 and it will clock 100 years of existence next year, 2024.