Some UK Volunteers working with Tovwirane Aids Organization in Mzuzu have provided K50,000 to each of the selected 10 flood victims at Kauwa Camp in Mzuzu.
The group’s leader, Chris Wood said this is in response to the call by the State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika to assist the victims and promised more support to the people.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the beneficiaries Deputy Mzuzu City Mayor Fraser Chunga thanked the volunteers for responding positively to the call.
“We visited the camp as per our program of training about the HIV/AIDS and we were concerned with the plight of the victims.” Said Woods.
Wood further added that his team is in touch with their UK counter parts for further assistance.
“Our online page is always active where we are interacting with our colleagues about the challenges our friends are facing here and we are happy with their responses.” Wood was quoted.
Chairperson of Kawuwa camp Nelson Sambo thanked the team for the donation describing it as timely bearing in mind the enormous challenges the people are going through following the floods.
“We were on zero now we have a reason to smile.” Said Sambo.
Asked to comment on the selection process an official of Tovwirane Aids organization Gorge said all was left in the hands of the committee at the camp in liaison with the ward’s councilor.
“We left everything to the committee and they came up with names so we just accepted them.” Lungu pointed out.
Deputy Mayor for Mzuzu City Councilor Fraser Chunga advised the recipients to meaningfully utilize the money for the transformation of their livelihoods.
“My simple message is start small businesses which can help you become independent.” Said Chunga, adding that the council was appreciating the support it receives from well-wishers including Tovwirane Aids organization.
Mzuzu city was hit by devastating floods early this year leading to loss of lives and property.
Last week President Mutharika visited the affected housed holds where he also donated K7.7 million to the victims.-MBC