The Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi, Fr. Valeriano Mtseka has assured the laity and the citizenry in the country that the church is taking some steps in order to help the demands and needs of the people in the country.


Fr. Mtseka made the remarks on Friday, 20th October 2023 after a press briefing on Mission Sunday held at Catholic Secretariat in Lilongwe.


Reverend Father Valeriano Mtseka, Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi

Fr. Mtseka says the continuing demands for many people to register their children to Catholic secondary schools shows that the country is now looking much in education.


“Many people are flocking to our schools; they want to get their children enrolled to our school. As a church we know that this is a need and so we have to find a way to respond to this need,” Fr. Mtseka said.


Fr. Mtseka says this year’s Mission Sunday will help in reminding the laity to contribute money in order to assist the church to build more infrastructures.


In his remarks, the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe, the Very Reverend Father Vincent Mwakhwawa says that as the archdiocese they are planning to build more secondary schools in each deanery as it has been seen that some deaneries lack these infrastructures.

Very Rev. Fr. Vincent Mwakhwawa, the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe

Fr. Mwakhwawa says that some deaneries especially from rural areas do not have access to education as they do not have catholic secondary schools.


“In our Archdiocese we have about 7 deaneries and maybe most of the Catholic schools are in one deanery. This means that the other 6 deaneries may need a school in each deanery,” Fr Mwakhwawa added.


Fr. Mwakhwawa has also disclosed that the Archdiocese of Lilongwe is looking forward to maximise production and adding value to other sectors which includes farming among others.


The Catholic church in the country performs a huge role in making sure that people are receiving good services through its commissions and industries which include Catholic Centres, Catholic Development Commission in Malawi, Catholic Health Commission and Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace among others.

By Eric Norman Mkwaira