By Chisomo Phiri
On Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023, Leader of Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhukwa, attended a Resurrection Mass at Chingazi Catholic Church at Goliati Trading Centre in Thyolo district.
The Reverend Father Damazio Ngoma welcomed the youthful politician with open arms and praised him for being a friend of the church.
During the Mass, Nankhumwa who is also the DPP’s Vice President for Southern Region was moved by the spirit of the service and pledged his continued support to the church and its congregants, who were facing numerous socio-economic problems.
He promised to do everything in his power to represent them and make a difference in their lives.
“I have been part of this church for a number of reasons.
“First, I appreciate the role that the Catholic Church played in the democratization process in Malawi,” said Nankhumwa, adding that he is also insipired and motivated by the vision that the late President Bingu wa Mutharika, who used to pray at Chingazi Catholic Church before he passed on.
“The late Bingu had wanted to construct a number churches here in Thyolo, and I’m here to fulfill that dream,” he added.
The DPP’s prominent presidential hopeful then donated K300,000 to cater for trasportation costs, which is a challenge at the Church.
In his sermon,father Ngoma, bemoaned the divisions rocking the opposition DPP, which has made the work of Nankhumwa in his capacity as the Leader of Opposition in Parliament difficult.
“We need a vibrant opposition that can efficiently provide the necessary checks and balances to the government in Parliament.
“But that can only happen when the entire opposition is firmly united, and accepting that the current Leader of Opposition in Parliament at this very important event,” said Father Ngoma.