By: Bester Kayaye.
The Church of African Baptist Assembly of the Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) says it needs K5.89 million to host the 106th Chilembwe day commemoration on 15th January 2021.
Every year PIM lead the country in commemorating the life of Reverend John Chilembwe who lost his life in pursuit for independence of Malawi in 1915 from colonial government.
As one way to honor his life the government of Malawi under the regime of Dr Bakili Mulizi set aside 15th January as a public holiday for Malawians to venerate and celebrate his life who died for the liberty and betterment of Malawi.
Reverend Wilson Morikhomo Mitambo is a leader of the church and he explained that the church is requiring K5, 897 million to hold the function and has therefore supplicated to the corporate world and well wishers to support towards the cause citing Covid19 pandemic has affected their inflows.
“Currently we are struggling to get the funds due to the pandemic COVID-19 as it has affected the church a lot.” –he said.
“These funds are really vital for this eve t as they will help us to foot basic necessities including food for participants, transport for the members of the clergies and choirs, painting and decoration among others.”
Mitambo added that those interested to support towards the ceremony with funds should channel to African Baptist Assembly FDH Limbe branch, 1070000063837.
“They can also reach out to the chairperson of the friends of John Chilembwe Joseph Mwanamvekha MP who is also the former minister of finance and economic planning or send your donations direct to PIM Headquarters’ office in Chiladzulu.”
The church leader further tipped that the church has also extended an invitation the state president DR Lazarus Chakwera to grace the ceremony.
The 2021 ceremony is expected to be commemorated under the theme Malawi, turn away from sin derived from the book of 2 Timothy 3:1-7.