20 November 2016 Last updated at: 10:32 AM

Patriotic Malawian spends K200m to renovate health centre

 A Malawian businessman  based in South Africa has renovated Tembwe health centre in Mchinji to the tune of K200 million.

Speaking during the handover ceremony, Simbi Phiri said that he decided to renovate the health centre because it was in a pathetic condition.

According to Phiri, being a person from Tembwe area he felt sad seeing the state of the health centre.

Simbi Phiri

Minister Kumpalume (Seated Centre) graced the event.

“As someone who comes from this area, Tembwe in Traditional Authority Mlonyeni, I felt bad when I saw the facility which was given to us by donors in a bad state. I thought I should contribute towards the community I come from and it has cost me four millions rands,” said Phiri who runs an engineering company in South Africa.

Speaking at the same function, Minister of Health Dr Peter Kumpalume hailed Phiri for funding the project and asked other Malawians to emulate.

Among others, the refurbishment of the health centre included construction or renovation of maternity wings, offices, new guardian shelter, water tanks and staff houses.

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