The Association of Saint Paul the Apostle Seminary (Spas) has donated K1 million to Saint Paul the Apostle Seminary for the purchase of text books.
The former students presented the cheque at the seminary in Mangochi on Saturday.
Speaking after the donation, the association’s publicity secretary Donasius Pathera said the institution faces many challenges affecting their operations; hence, the donation.
“We know that the institution and Mangochi Diocese as a whole is facing a number of challenges in terms of human resource and materials. We thought it wise to contribute the little we have towards the institution because we are where we are because of the institution,” he said.
Bishop Montfort Sitima of Mangochi Diocese hailed the alumni’s donation at the seminary.
He acknowledged that the seminary is facing financial challenges, saying the donation will help to alleviate some of the challenges it faces.
Said Sitima: “I am very delighted with the alumni support and I ask them to continue the good work they are doing to us.”
Before the presentation of the cheque, Spas held its annual general meeting where they elected Charles Baluwa as new chairperson replacing Montfort Howahowa who voluntarily stepped down due to other commitments.
During the meeting, they also agreed to install a maize mill before the end of this year to generate income for the seminary. n