Gertrude Mutharika’s Beautify Malawi Trust (BEAM) on Monday received a donation of three garbage collection and compression trucks from the government of the Peoples Republic of China at an occasion which took place at Kamuzu Palace, Lilongwe.
The three trucks were handled over to BEAM through Madam Mutharika by the new Chinese Ambassador to Malawi Shiting Wanga and the deputy director general for foreign affairs in Anhui Province China Xiang Changming.
Speaking after receiving the donation, the First Lady could not hide her joy. Visibly excited, she expressed gratitude to the Chinese government and the Peoples of China, Anhui province in particular for the generous donation.
She further added that,”you have shown that you have the interests of Malawi at heart, and you have confirmed that you equally believe in our dream, the dream of a nation where cleanliness, good sanitation and hygiene are given top priority.”
It is believed that the donation of these three trucks will help to keep the cities of Malawi cleaner.
Apart from the donation, Madam Mutharika also commended the Chinese government for the great partnership with BEAM where the Chinese government is also supporting capacity building for BEAM officials and stakeholders who have travelled to China to attend different capacity building courses.
The First Lady also appealed for more support from China including girl child education through construction of Girls Hostels in Community Day Secondary Schools being championed by Beam to keep the girls in school.
The function was graced by the State President, Arthur Peter Muthari