Malawi’s Consul General for the Province of Tete and Zambezia Happy Saka has urged the church to champion ties that support the government’s development agenda.
Saka made the remarks following a courtesy call by a delegation from St Leonard Kamungu Parish of the Southern Lake Malawi Anglican Diocese which visited the consulate in Tete from 8 – 11 September 2023.
Leader of the delegation, Reverend Father Andrew Manda, said the visit to Tete Province sought to explore possibilities of striking a relationship between Iglesia Anglicana Epifania Parish in Mozambique and their parish.
In his remarks, Saka applauded the church and encouraged it to explore more ways of assisting the Malawi Government in its quest to develop the country.
“The church has been the government’s strategic partner in development. As you make relationships in this country (Mozambique) remember to drive the agenda of your government too. I hope that the relationship will also be extended to the Dioceses of Southern Lake Malawi and that of Tete/Libombo and their respective bishops,” said Saka.
The Anglican delegation is the third group to be hosted by Consul General Saka in the one-year period that he has been in post.
He previously hosted delegations from CCAP Church and Living Waters Church.