Foreign Affairs Minister Joe Malanji has handed over his personal Mercedez Benz S-350 car to Kitwe’s Our Lady of Peace Parish Priest Fr Benedict Ng’andwe.
The car will be for the personal use of Fr. Ng’andwe.
Mr. Malanji who is also Kwacha Member of Parliament where the Parish is located also donated a 30-seater Rosa bus to the Parish.
And Fr Ng’andwe has advised Mr. Malanji and other senior Government officials to ignore those that are speaking ill of the donations they are making.
Father Ng’andwe noted that Mr Malanji’s gesture of giving back to the community in his constituency is purely out of generosity.
The clergy was speaking when he received donation from Mr Malanji comprising 70 Thousand Kwacha to parishioners and a S-350 Mercedes Benz car including a 30-seater brand-new Rosa Bus to the parish.
Father Ng’andwe has since encouraged Mr Malanji to continue with his generosity, stating that God loves and blesses a cheerful giver.
He thanked Mr. Malanji for fulfilling his promise of helping the church with transport, saying the gesture will facilitate movements especially during evangelical works.
And at the United Church of Zambia-UCZ Kwacha East Congregation, Mr Malanji donated a similar 30-seater Rosa Bus and a further 50 Thousand Kwacha to go towards the construction of a new church building.
The Minister also donated over 100 Thousand Kwacha to five choir groups before handing out 1400 blankets and five thousand facemasks to three churches meant to benefit the vulnerable in society.
And Mr. Malanji handed out a third 30-seater Rosa Bus to St Peter’s Catholic Church in Ipusukilo Compound and another 110 Thousand Kwacha towards church logistics.