Archbishop Thomas Msusa of Blantyre Archdiocese on Wednesday said Malawi needs a revolution, shifting from overt dependence on donors to a spirit of self-sustenance.
In an interview after witnessing the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the development arm of the Catholic Church which he heads, the Catholic Development Commission (Cadecom) and St Louis de Montfort Parish at CI in Blantyre, Msusa said time is ripe for Malawians to shed off donor reliance.
“For how long are we going to depend on donors? An aid-free budget has just been presented, but some are skeptical it will work out. It is high time we changed our mindset, worked harder and fought corruption,” said Msusa.
He, therefore, hailed Cadecom and the parish for living up to the dream of self-sustenance, noting that, under the MoU, two secondary schools—
one community, another private—will be built.
Joint committee chaiperson for the project Peter Mkwanda said the two schools will be built consecutively, with the first being completed by September next year.
“The community school will help communities surrounding the parish with quality education and will help in our evangelisation while the private school will help us raise funds while providing quality education,” said Mkwanda.
Cadecom board chairperson George Kamvulumvulu said this is the beginning of projects the organisation seeks to finance in 13 of the archdiocese’s 40 parishes.