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Monday, 04 February 2019 14:37

K 16 million St Padre Pio Car Park inaugurated

Written by  Tione Andsen
Fr. Zulu blessing the Car park Fr. Zulu blessing the Car park

 Lilongwe, February 4, 2019:  St Padre Pio Church, an Outstation of Kaggwa Parish in Area 49 Gulliver Sunday inaugurated their newly constructed K16 million Car park.

Kaggwa Parish Priest, Fr. Henry Zulu inaugurated  and  blessed the multimillion kwacha Car Park on behalf of the Parish Priest, Fr. Constantine Mgunda. 

The short ceremony took place with a blessing of the park and cutting of a ribbon at the entrance of the Church Car Park.

Chairperson of St Padre Pio Church, John Bosco Phiri hailed Church members for the generous contribution towards the construction of the car park.

He said it was not an easy thing to do owing to that fact that most members have a lot financial responsibilities to undertake in their various homes.  

“The Church has largely depended on Golden Sunday collections which are done quarterly to raise funds for its development projects. It was pleasing to note that funds generated from the Golden Sundays have increased in the past year which has enabled the church to come up with this project,” Phiri pointed out.

The Chairperson urged members to be committed to ensuring that these years Golden Sunday collections should be increased in order to undertake some of projects the church has lined up in its development plans.

“We still need to build a bell tower for the church and procure church benches this year. We will only achieve this if only all members will be committed to contribute positively towards the goal,” Phiri added.

He expressed gratitude to Church CADECOM members for their tireless efforts in ensuing that the projects finishes in time.

“ I would like to call upon Chairperson of Christian Small Communities (Mphakati) to continue being committed to encourage their members to develop a spirit of helping the church in its development agendas by participating  fully,’ Phiri stated.

St Padre Pio Church Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM) committee, Chairperson, Peter Chisi said approximately the car park could accommodate more than 100 vehicles at a service.

He said the park would ensure safety of the vehicle owners making them to concentrate during mass service since the place is tightly secured and guarded all the time.

“We believe the park will ensure that the Church surrounding is always kept clean and tidy especially in windy and rainy seasons. The construction of the park is beneficial to the church as it adds beauty to its surrounding,” Chisi viewed.

The construction of the park has be done in three months from November 2018 to January, 2019.