The Catholic University of Malawi through its Faculty of Commerce has this week trained Rectors and Bursars from minor seminaries in the country on resource management for sustainability of the seminaries in Malawi.
Speaking at the official opening of the training, Vice-Chancellor of the University Rev. Fr. Dr. George Buleya said their need to have the practical knowledge on resources management of the seminaries in the country.
Rev.Fr. Buleya then advised Rectors and Bursars from the seminaries to strive on developing seminaries in the country into a self-reliant Catholic Church in Malawi.
“We need to put our institutions first, we must ask ourselves, how can I push my institution further before our personal needs,” said Fr. Buleya.
One of the participants of the training, the Bursar from St Paul’s Minor Seminary (Mulare) Fr. Demetria Banda said the training has been an eye-opener on how seminaries in Malawi can be self-reliant.
“The training has inquired us with knowledge, the content was very rich. Honestly, we have realized that we were failing to perform because we lacked the knowledge” said Fr. Banda.
“We have seen several ways on how we can carry out different activities to work so that our seminaries are self-reliant” Added Father.
He added further the training has made them realize that seminaries in Malawi have resources that may help to be self-reliant.
The two-day training on Resource Management for Sustainability of Seminaries in Malawi has witnessed Rectors and Bursars being taken through Leadership for investment, Budgeting, Management of valuable resources, and Banking & Finance.
Among the seminaries that attended the training includes Nankhunda Seminary in the Diocese of Zomba, St Paul’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Lilongwe, Piux XII Seminary in the Archdiocese of Blantyre, St Patrick’s Seminary in the Diocese of Karonga, Mzimu Oyera Seminary in the Diocese of Chikwawa and St Patrick’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Lilongwe.