Secretary to the President and Cabinet Zanga-Zanga Chikhosi announced this on Friday.
Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, appointed Father Chifukwa as the new Bishop for Dedza Diocese on May 8, 2021, following the death of Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama in 2018.
The Very Reverend Monsignor John Chithonje, who is the Diocesan Administrator for Dedza, has been a care-taker for the diocese since the death of Bishop Kanyama.
The consecration ceremony was initially slated to take place on July 31, 2021 but was shifted to August 28 due to rising cases of COVID-19.
Born on August 27, 1973 in Msampha Village, Traditional Authority Kaphuka in Dedza, Fr Chifukwa was ordained priest on June 12, 2004. He has since served the diocese in several capacities including being parish priest, Bishop’s Secretary and Rector for St Kizito Minor Seminary.