Vice-President Saulos Chilima has called on Malawians to embrace a spirit of giving, saying there is more joy in giving than receiving.
The Vice-President invoked the biblical teaching on Friday during a dinner and dance organised by Mzuzu Diocese of the Catholic Church to raise funds for new parishes at Mpherembe, Katoto and Chibavi.
According to Chilima, real wealth is what people take to the graveyard and not what they leave behind.
“Let us give generously while we are still alive. When we die, there will be no opportunity to give when we are called upon to give. Instead, people will scramble for what we had,” he said.
Bishop of Mzuzu Diocese John Ryan said the parishes are grappling with numerous challenges, including the need to ensure each of them has a school and priests’ house.
He commended the Vice-President and other well-wishers for supporting the fundraising event projected to raise K30 million.
“It is such kind of support that gives the Diocese of Mzuzu a reason to hope for the better,” he said. n