Member of Parliament (MP) for Salima Central Felix Jumbe has appealed to Nkhoma Synod of the CCAP Church to consider constructing a modern hospital and open a university in the district.
Jumbe believes this would significantly contribute towards improving the quality of life and complement government efforts to improve access to education in the lakeshore district.
The legislator made the appeal on Sunday at the induction of Reverend Archwells Katani as new moderator for Msalura CCAP Church in Salima.
He said: “It’s high time we had a mission hospital in Salima to enable the people of this district access quality health services.
“We also need a university here. I believe your (Katani) coming here will lead to the transformation of this area.”
Jumbe also urged the church to take a leading role in cushioning quality of life for households whose fields have been attacked by armyworms by providing relief food.
“The church has a critical role in improving the economic well-being of its members. I therefore implore you not to spend all the masika (thanksgiving offerings) on development.
“Spare something for the elderly and orphaned children,” he stressed.
In his remarks, Katani thanked the congregation and the people of the district for according him a warm welcome.
He assured of his commitment to promoting both the spiritual as well as economic well-being of Christians in his fold.