Leader of the Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) Church, Reverend Patrick Makondesa, has called upon people to always wait for God’s time for His blessings, saying it is the best.
Reverend Makondetsa said this when member of Parliament (MP) for Chiradzulu Central, Muhammad Hanif Osman, handed over a K5 million house he built for Daina Nthaiya, one of freedom fighter Reverend John Chilembwe’s descendants.
Said Makondetsa: “The responsibility of caring for freedom fighters was supposed to be in the hands of such churches as PIM because we are the direct beneficiaries of their fight, but we have failed our responsibility.
“As a mission, we want to thank God through the MP for fulfilling his promise that was supposed to be done by the church as Reverend Chilembwe was our leader and Malawi’s freedom fighter. His descendants deserve such a good gesture.
“Everything has its own time [for taking place] and what we are witnessing today is something that has come courtesy of God’s time.”
In his remarks, Osman, who is popularly known as OG Issa, appealed for the lady’s security, saying communities should join hands to ensure that her house is not vandalised.
“After I heard that one of Reverend Chilembwe’s descendants’ house fell in February 2015, I was concerned and pledged to build a stronger one which I am handing over today.
“Let me take this opportunity to assure my constituents that I have several projects in the pipeline for them. For instance, I intend to construct a K500 million hospital in addition to the four houses I have already built for group village heads,” said the MP.
During the handover ceremony Nthaiya expressed gratitude, saying what Osman had done for her was memorable.
She said some governments in the past had promised to build her a house, but none fulfilled the promise.
“When part of my first house collapsed I had nothing to do; I was helpless until I saw the MP coming to assess the damage. He promised to build me a new one and here it is,” said Nthaiya. n