Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of the Archdiocese of Blantyre has expressed joy over the progress made in the establishment of Kuwala FM, a regional radio station of the Archdiocese. He has since urged parishioners to own Kuwala FM, and ensure its sustainability right from the onset.
Speaking on Thursday during an interface meeting with Kuwala FM taskforce members at the Archbishop’s House when they presented a progress report of the radio project, Archbishop Msusa said it was inspiring that the Archdiocese has embarked on the ambitious project.
“I am impressed with the commitment of the taskforce team and the progress made so far. We can hope the radio station will hit the airwaves soon,” he said.
“Christians need to start embracing the idea of having a radio station in the Archdiocese. We can succeed if we work together on this project. It is not my radio station but ours. The success of this important project lies in the hands of all of us,” he said.
He added that it is his wish that the radio should be sustainable without depending on him as archbishop.
Most Rev. Msusa said the main agenda of the radio station is to broaden channels of evangelization within the Archdiocese and beyond.
Describing the radio project as a landmark, Archbishop Msusa said he was grateful and thankful that what started as a mere dream “is now becoming a reality.”
He therefore pledged full support to the-project and urged parishioners to pray for the successful launch of the project.
Archdiocese of Blantyre Communications Coordinator, Father Frank Mwinganyama commended the Archbishop for the support he is rendering to the project, urging others to emulate the good gesture. He also assured the Archbishop that in the next three months, Kuwala FM will hit the airwaves.
“All preparations for studio refurbishment, equipment purchases and co-siting agreements are at an advanced stage”, Father Mwinganyama said.
He added that the radio station may hit the airwaves before the end of this year and is expected to reach out to more than 2.5 million Christians in the Archdiocese of Blantyre and surrounding areas.
Kuwala FM is the fourth regional radio station in Catholic Church in the country after Radio Alinafe of Lilongwe Archdiocese, Radio Tigabane of Mzuzu Diocese and Tuntufye FM of Karonga Diocese.
The other Catholic media houses in the country include Radio Maria Malawi, Luntha Television and Montfort Media in the Diocese of Mangochi.