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Late Bishop Chalamba described as visionary

Blantyre, Late Bishop Selemani Mussa Chalamba has been described as a visionary leader who stood for the growth of his New Pentecostal Church and that of the nation.

Speaking during the funeral ceremony of Bishop Chalamba in Chirimba Township, Blantyre, New Pentecostal Church Blantyre Overseer, Pastor Salimu Makalamu said Bishop Chalamba initiated a number of programmes in the church.

The Bishop lying in state before us, apart from being founder of New Pentecostal Church, also established the ‘Let A Miracle Begin (LAMB)’ Ministries which has contributed to the improvement of people’s livelihoods, Makalamu said.

He said LAMB has been empowering women to engage in various socio-economic activities and also supporting children to pursue their education by providing different learning materials.

Makalamu said Bishop Chalamba founded the New Pentecostal Church in 1994 and was responsible for 14 branches spread across Malawi and Mozambique.

He said the fallen Chalamba would fondly be remembered for his love, passion and spirit of unity, which he said the bishop always promoted.

The church will always remember Bishop Chalamba as a man who was loving, caring and stood for unity among all people regardless of their age, tribe or status in society, Makalamu said in his eulogy.

In his remarks, Chirimba Pastors Fraternal Chairperson, Reverend Howard Mbewe said the religious leaders were shocked with the death of Bishop Chalamba who was always there to provide guidance to the fraternity.

Mbewe said the religious grouping always turned to Bishop Chalamba for guidance and direction whenever faced with a challenging situation because he (Chalamba) was thoughtful and considerate.

Because the bishop was more senior than most of us members, we crowned him as our source of information and we always sought guidance in times of need. Happily, he availed himself, he added.

Speaking earlier, a member of the deceased family, Kuseli Mussa Bakali said the departed prelate was a source of wisdom, noting that even the local leadership in the area turned to him for counsel on a wide range of topics.

We always approached Bishop Chalamba for guidance whenever faced with any challenge and counseling, yes he did, he said.

Chalamba, who has served in the capacity of Bishop for 25 years, is survived by a wife, two children and eleven grand children. He was 73

Source: MANA Online

Late Bishop Chalamba described as visionary

Blantyre, Late Bishop Selemani Mussa Chalamba has been described as a visionary leader who stood for the growth of his New Pentecostal Church and that of the nation.

Speaking during the funeral ceremony of Bishop Chalamba in Chirimba Township, Blantyre, New Pentecostal Church Blantyre Overseer, Pastor Salimu Makalamu said Bishop Chalamba initiated a number of programmes in the church.

The Bishop lying in state before us, apart from being founder of New Pentecostal Church, also established the ‘Let A Miracle Begin (LAMB)’ Ministries which has contributed to the improvement of people’s livelihoods, Makalamu said.

He said LAMB has been empowering women to engage in various socio-economic activities and also supporting children to pursue their education by providing different learning materials.

Makalamu said Bishop Chalamba founded the New Pentecostal Church in 1994 and was responsible for 14 branches spread across Malawi and Mozambique.

He said the fallen Chalamba would fondly be remembered for his love, passion and spirit of unity, which he said the bishop always promoted.

The church will always remember Bishop Chalamba as a man who was loving, caring and stood for unity among all people regardless of their age, tribe or status in society, Makalamu said in his eulogy.

In his remarks, Chirimba Pastors Fraternal Chairperson, Reverend Howard Mbewe said the religious leaders were shocked with the death of Bishop Chalamba who was always there to provide guidance to the fraternity.

Mbewe said the religious grouping always turned to Bishop Chalamba for guidance and direction whenever faced with a challenging situation because he (Chalamba) was thoughtful and considerate.

Because the bishop was more senior than most of us members, we crowned him as our source of information and we always sought guidance in times of need. Happily, he availed himself, he added.

Speaking earlier, a member of the deceased family, Kuseli Mussa Bakali said the departed prelate was a source of wisdom, noting that even the local leadership in the area turned to him for counsel on a wide range of topics.

We always approached Bishop Chalamba for guidance whenever faced with any challenge and counseling, yes he did, he said.

Chalamba, who has served in the capacity of Bishop for 25 years, is survived by a wife, two children and eleven grand children. He was 73

Source: MANA Online

IOM returns 189 Malawians from South Africa

Lilongwe, The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the country, under United Nations (UN) Migration Agency, has assisted 189 Malawians who were stuck in South Africa due to transport challenges to return home.

The Malawians include 143 males and 46 females. Out of 143 males, 12 are unaccompanied minors and nine are minors with their parents, while out of 46 females seven are minors with their parents.

Malawi News Agency learnt the development Thursday in Lilongwe during the launch of the Inter-Ministerial Steering committee on the pilot project dubbed ‘Action on Voluntary Return and Sustainable Community-Based Reintegration’ (AVRR Project).

IOM Regional Director for Southern Africa, Charles Kwenin, said his organization helps people who live abroad but have no means to return home.

We are currently assisting migrants who are facing challenges abroad and have interest to return to their countries, but are failing to do so due to financial hiccups, Kwenin said.

He added his organization has assisted the returnees with 100 Euros (almost MK 80, 000) as financial support upon their arrival in the country, to cater for their needs while they are establishing income generating activities such as small businesses.

Kwenin further said IOM seeks to manage migration through formulating projects and policies that would ensure that migrants are safe and protected.

He noted that the AVRR Project would reduce cases of violence which migrants face when they are in foreign countries.

I am confident that the project, which we are currently implementing, would help to return migrants who are overseas.

This would also minimize violence such as xenophobic attacks, which many migrants face when they are abroad, he said.

IOM is implementing AVRR Project in collaboration with the Government of South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia with funding from European Union (EU).

EU Head of Cooperation, Lluis Navarro said his organisation was committed to supporting AVRR Project, saying it was its wish to return migrants to their countries so that they should contribute to the development of their respective nations.

Principal Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), Kiswell Dakamau commended IOM and EU for coming up with the AVRR Project.

He expressed the Government of Malawi’s readiness to support returned Malawians with financial capital for them to open businesses and be independent.

Source: MANA Online

IOM returns 189 Malawians from South Africa

Lilongwe, The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the country, under United Nations (UN) Migration Agency, has assisted 189 Malawians who were stuck in South Africa due to transport challenges to return home.

The Malawians include 143 males and 46 females. Out of 143 males, 12 are unaccompanied minors and nine are minors with their parents, while out of 46 females seven are minors with their parents.

Malawi News Agency learnt the development Thursday in Lilongwe during the launch of the Inter-Ministerial Steering committee on the pilot project dubbed ‘Action on Voluntary Return and Sustainable Community-Based Reintegration’ (AVRR Project).

IOM Regional Director for Southern Africa, Charles Kwenin, said his organization helps people who live abroad but have no means to return home.

We are currently assisting migrants who are facing challenges abroad and have interest to return to their countries, but are failing to do so due to financial hiccups, Kwenin said.

He added his organization has assisted the returnees with 100 Euros (almost MK 80, 000) as financial support upon their arrival in the country, to cater for their needs while they are establishing income generating activities such as small businesses.

Kwenin further said IOM seeks to manage migration through formulating projects and policies that would ensure that migrants are safe and protected.

He noted that the AVRR Project would reduce cases of violence which migrants face when they are in foreign countries.

I am confident that the project, which we are currently implementing, would help to return migrants who are overseas.

This would also minimize violence such as xenophobic attacks, which many migrants face when they are abroad, he said.

IOM is implementing AVRR Project in collaboration with the Government of South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia with funding from European Union (EU).

EU Head of Cooperation, Lluis Navarro said his organisation was committed to supporting AVRR Project, saying it was its wish to return migrants to their countries so that they should contribute to the development of their respective nations.

Principal Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), Kiswell Dakamau commended IOM and EU for coming up with the AVRR Project.

He expressed the Government of Malawi’s readiness to support returned Malawians with financial capital for them to open businesses and be independent.

Source: MANA Online

Women agree to embrace prayers

Lilongwe, Women from Lilongwe have agreed to embrace prayers in their everyday life, in order to combat the tribulations which the country is currently facing.

The Women agreed on Saturday at Don Bosco Parish in Lilongwe during the closing of the World Day of Prayer (WDP) which was started on March 1, 2019 in the Eastern part of the country under the theme ‘Come, for everything is now ready’.

The Women were centered on Bible Chapter, Luke 14 Verses 15-24, which highlights a rich man who organized a great banquette and invited his many friends to attend, at the time for the banquette the rich man sent his servant to call the invited guests saying ‘Come, for everything is now ready’.

Upon being called, the invited guests started making excuses. The first person said to the servant ‘I have bought a field and I must go out and see it, please have me excused’. Another one said ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I got to examine them. Please have me excused’.

Another guest said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come’. The servant went back to his master and reported all what had happened. Then the master instructed the servant to go to the high way and call the poor, crippled, blind and lame and all came and filled his house.

WDP Central Region Coordinator, Mercy Mganga told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that WDP intends to mobilize women from different churches to come together and pray for the nation.

We hold World Day of Prayer, as one way of bringing women of various Christian churches to come on one place and worship for various challenges affecting our country, bearing in mind that despite being of different churches, we are one family, she explained.

Mganga added that with WDP their focus was to pray for different key issues affecting the country including; the abduction of persons with albinism, floods and praying for violent free upon the forthcoming tripartite elections.

The Prayers was graced by one of the Country’s Women Activists, Nasrin Pillane advised women to be united if they have to excel in their life.

she told the women to be strong in prayers in order to overcome various challenges that are affecting them.

WDP in Lilongwe was patronized by women from diverse denominations including; Assembles of God, Zambezi Evangelical Church, Lutheran, Roman Catholic and Church of Central Africa Presbyterian.

Source: MANA Online