By Lonely Paul Mwandira
Traditional Authority Mwaulambya of Chitipa recently allocated about 50 hectares of land to Chisankhwa Catholic Church under St Michael’s Parish in appreciation to the work the Diocese of Karonga is doing in the area.
Speaking during the land handover ceremony, TA Mwaulambya said he is very happy with what the Catholic Church is doing in his area.
“I’m very pleased with what the Catholic Church is doing in my area. This has prompted me to allocate more land to the Church for possible development,” said Mwaulambya.
He further cited development projects, championed by the Diocese of Karonga, such as the construction of St Ignatius Secondary School in Nthalire and St Mary’s Girls Secondary School in Karonga. He expressed satisfaction with the fast pace the Diocese of moving in to respond to the needs of the people.
On 15th July, 2016, Bishop Martin Anwel Mtumbuka of the Diocese of Karonga celebrated Mass at Chisankhwa Outstation. After the Mass, Christians complained of the long distances children walk to the nearby schools.
Bishop Mtumbuka pledged to do everything possible to help them construct a primary school, secondary school and a hospital. People in the area have molded more than one million bricks ready for other development projects.