Vice-President Saulos Chilima has called on people in the country not to waste food.
Chilima was speaking at Ludzi Catholic Mission in Mchinji on Saturday when he attended silver jubilee celebrations for Sisters Veronica Massa, who is also Ludzi Girls Secondary School head teacher, and Beatrice Chidatha, Ludzi Community Hospital officer in charge. The event also celebrated final profession vows for Sister Prisca Mwausegha. The three sisters are under Sisters of Charity of Ottawa.
“As we are celebrating 25 years in sisterhood and serving God, we need to thank God for the good harvests this year, but also remind people of the need to preserve food,” he said.
Chilima said there is need to store maize and other produce in case there is drought in the next farming season.
“We should check our eating habits. Just because we have enough maize does not mean we should eat nsima five times a day,” he said.
The Vice-President, who is responsible for disaster and relief management, also stressed the need for those who have enough to share with those who do not have.
On the silver jubilee, Chilima commended the three Catholic nuns for dedicating their lives to serving God.
“As you continue serving God through sisterhood, I appeal to you to serve him with commitment,” he said.
In his remarks, Archbishop Tarcisius Ziyaye of Lilongwe Archdiocese called on the the church’s clergy to dedicate themselves to their calling of leading people to follow Christ.
“Apart from doing your social responsibilities in education and health sector, you need to encourage the flock to follow catechism and be strong in their Christian faith,” he said.
The silver jubilee was attended by traditional, religious and political leaders and Ludzi Catholic schools alumni. n