Posted: Feb 6, 2013 9:04 PM by Claire Anderson - MTN News
Updated: Feb 6, 2013 9:04 PM
A Catholic Archbishop from Tanzania is spending time in Conrad, checking in on one of his students and learning some valuable lessons to take back to his country.
Norbert Mtega, the Archbishop of Songea in the southeastern African country, explained, "We are trying to build a future for our country and in order to build a future we have to start by learning from those who are ahead of us."
Mtega made the journey to Conrad to visit one of his priests from Tanzania and learn from the people of Montana.
Mtega: "For me more and more I talk to people on the development for the rural areas here, this is the development that we can emulate because it's easy for us to follow and learn."
Specifically, Mtega wants to emulate certain aspects of agriculture in the Golden Triangle, including grain storage and irrigation techniques.
He said, "I would wish people, farmers from here would come to Tanzania and help our farmers on how to improve their ways of working in order to produce more."
The trip isn't all business, however; Father Hugo Lungu of St. Michael's Catholic Church of Conrad is also very excited to show the archbishop around and show him the way of life in the United states.
Hugo said, "To learn what it is like in the United States, lifestyle , development, he is getting a lot of valuable information for when he goes back."
Mtega added, "This gives us, opens our minds to see what we can emulate and what we can improve, and what we can start on our own."