By Ephraim Nyirenda
After about four months or so since the Episcopal Conference of Malawi’s decision to close Kachebere Major Seminary for a while, resulting from shortage of formators at the school, on 4th September, 2017 the institution has resurrected.
The vicar genaral of Karonga Diocese Fr Denis Chitete is one of the lecturers the ECM has assembled to teach at the seminary. Speaking with him while already at the school, Monsignor Denis Chitete expressed his happiness that the Episcopal Conference has reopened Kachebere.
“As I am speaking now we have nine lecturers residing at the campus and one visiting lecturer; a Camelite Priest, who will be commuting from the nearby parish here in Mchinji,” Fr Chitete said.
He added that the work is very demanding for both lecturers and seminarians as they have to cover up all the lessons that were supposed to be covered in the idle months.
He therefore asked his fellow teachers and seminarians to be dedicated to their duties and assignments. “Ntchito njikulu ndipo eeeee njikulu nadi”.
Kachebere Major Seminary has 140 seminarians from different Catholic Dioceses and 10 of them are from the Diocese of Karonga.