Prophet Shepherd Bushiri says he gives because he is a man of God and also because government encourages its citizens to take part in the country’s development work.
Bushiri told The Nation on Monday after donating K10 million on Friday to a project aimed at providing free meals to disadvantaged primary school pupils in rural areas with a goal of fighting malnutrition and increase enrolment.
The Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church leader made the donation to an organisation called SAVERS FROM THE HEART which is implementing a K43 million project of providing free meals to school going pupils in the rural areas.
Asked why he made the gesture, Prophet Bushiri said, as a man of God, he gives because God commands His people to do so.
He added that, he also gives because our government is encouraging us, citizens, to take part in any development work in the country.
“I have a duty as a citizen to support the good works that our government is doing. Together, we can and we will achieve a lot. Let’s support each other,” he said.
Savers From The Heart executive director Eve Chirambo hailed Bushiri’s donation, saying it will go a long way to help implement their project.
Several other organisations and individuals took part in the fundraising. Among others, it included banks such as National Bank, MyBucks, FDH Bank and Standard Bank. Member of Parliament for Lilongwe Nsinja South Hon Francis Belekanyama also graced the event.
Prophet Bushiri is no stranger in supporting education and food security sectors in the country.
For the past 6 years, he has been instrumental in providing free maize across the country. In some occasions, he could also intervene on the market and sale heavily subsided maize to local people.
In education, two months ago he handed over to government a modern secondary school be built in Rumphi. So far, Prophet Bushiri has over 200 learners on his bursary scheme in different secondary schools and colleges in the country