By Augustine Kambuzi Banda
St Patrick’s Foundation has donated a min bus worth 9 million to St Patrick’s Seminary to help students and staff members to travel properly
According to Board chair for St Patrick’s Foundation, Francis Gondwe said the initiative to buy a min bus came following a plea by former rector of the seminary Fr Daniel Kamanga.
“Fr Kamanga former Rector approached us about the hiccups the school was facing on transport and because we also went under same school we thought of buying a minibus.
We are thankful to all people who helped us in fundraising to buy this minibus even non-Catholics pledged”, added Gondwe.
The national coordinator for St Patrick’s foundation Cheke Ziba, asked the seminary to take care of the minibus.
“What we anticipate is that the school should be able to take care of the minibus especially by servicing at all time”, Said Ziba.
Receiving the gift the Rector of St Patrick’s Minor seminary Fr Samuel Ng’oma commended the foundation for its support to the seminar
Fr Samuel Ng’oma said the min bus will help the seminary to mitigate travel costs which the seminary was using in hiring transport for seminarians for long journey.
“I want to thank the foundation for buying the school a minibus this will help us to cut transport costs, this is not the only time they have assisted the seminary so we thank them”, Said Fr Ng’oma.
Acknowledging the development Right Reverend Bishop John Ryan hailed the foundation for the initiative to the seminary, he said the foundation has shown a good gesture which others should emulate.
For decades the seminary had a routine of hiring public transport which was putting the lives of seminars in danger.