President Chakwera to attend enthronement of the Bishop of the  Anglican Diocese of the Upper Shire

Anglican Diocese of the Upper Shire is set to enthrone Right, Reverend William Mchombo as the third Bishop of the diocese taking over from Brighton Vitta Malasa.

This follows close to one and half year as the diocese had no  bishop, following disagreements between the faithful Anglican Diocese of the Upper Shire  leadership.  Mchombo replaces  Malasa who left  office in October 2022.

Chairperson of the Bishop’s enthronement organising committee, Winasi Boma said in an interview that all is set for the enthronement of Bishop Mchombo as the next bishop of Anglican Diocese of the Upper Shire

He disclosed that President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, his vice Dr. Saulos Chilima, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Catherine Gotani Hara, and other top government officials are among those that will attend the event.

Bishop elect of the Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire who will be enthroned on Saturday

“Bishop William Mchombo will be enthroned tommorow (Saturday) to become the third Bishop of our diocese, at a function that will take place at St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral at Mpondasi in Mangochi, as  of now all is set for the event,” said Boma.

Boma added that Archbishop Dr. Albert Chama, who is head of the Anglican Province of Central Africa (APCA) in which Anglican  Dioceses in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana fall, will preside over the enthronement.

Anglican Diocese of the  Upper Shire covers districts of Mangochi, Machinga, Zomba, Balaka, Ntcheu, Mwanza, Neno and part of Dedza.

Meanwhile, Anglican faithfuls, as well as all other Malawians are all over the streets of Mangochi to welcome President Chakwera and other dignitaries.

Born on August 21 1962, Bishop Mchombo is transfered to Malawi from the Diocese of Eastern Zambia.

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