LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s The Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church has settled for Umodzi Park in Lilongwe.
The church will use Malawi Square with a high-tech outdoor studio plant which will shoot and broadcast the Miracle Night Crossover on 31st December 2020.
The development comes after Malawi authorities stopped the church to host the service at Bingu National Stadium in the same city.
In a press statement released on December 18, 2020 signed by ECG Communication Manager Ephraim Nyondo and made available to The Maravi Post, says due to space limitations at Malawi Square and, also, the need for strict adherence to COVID-19 regulations, the Church will only permit limited members, from different parts of the world, who will be issued with tickets to be at the studio.
“As such, the general populace is advised to stay home and connect to the service through our Zoom conferencing technologies, ready and poised to accommodate over 1 million people across the world.
“Besides connecting through Zoom, the church has already made strides in ensuring that the Miracle Night Crossover is widely covered by a string of local and international television networks,” reads part of the statement.
The church has also disown the fake letter circulating on social media of President Lazarus Chakwera to grace the crossover service.
“There was a circulation on social media indicating that our Head of State His Excellency President Dr Lazarus Chakwera will be attending our 2020/21 Crossover Night. We neither
received such a communication from State House nor did the church engage the high office on the same.
That letter was fake; probably, created by those who want to plant discord between ECG Church and government. We dissociate ourselves from the letter and we would like to advise people behind to desist from such schemes.
“ECG Church takes matters of COVID-19 seriously that is why we agreed with the position Stadium Management took leading to our choice of a manageable Malawi Square. As noted earlier, at Malawi Square only limited members will attend and there will be strict adherence to COVID-19 rules and regulations,” says Nyondo.
Prophet Bushiri and his wife Mary are in Malawi for safety after fled from South Africa while answering Money laundering and fraud charges.