By Emmanuel Mwenibabu
The Diocese of Karonga has embarked on the project of constructing Curia Offices. The Curia Offices are being constructed at Mwenilondo near the Bishops’ House and St Mary’s Karonga Girls Secondary School in Karonga District.
The construction has started with a double storey office block. The foundation excavations started in late February, 2018 while the actual construction started in early April, 2018. The construction of the double storey office block is the first phase of the offices to be built by the Diocese of Karonga on the site. Other office blocks will be built after the completion of the double storey office block.
The double storey building will be the main building of Karonga Diocese offices. The double storey office block will consist of 10 office rooms. The ground floor will comprise of 4 office rooms, 2 store rooms and washrooms. The first floor will comprise of 6 office rooms, 2 store rooms and wash rooms. The office block is being built with concrete standard bricks which will give the general appearance of the double storey office block. Currently, the construction of the double storey office block is near slab level as shown in the picture above.
Once completed, the Curia Offices will ease the challenge of inadequate office space faced by the Diocese of Karonga. The construction of Curia Offices is being undertaken by Chudako Constructors.
Different partners of the Diocese are contributing towards the construction of the project. The Coppel Family of Mexico contributed the initial amount to start the project. Other partners that are co-funding various stages of the project are Church in Need, and Missio Aachen.