A grouping of journalists from Malawi’s southern region under the tag Blantyre Press Club (BPC), has donated different items to flood victims in Chikwawa.
The development follows a fundraising show which was hosted by Malawi’s reggae giants, the Black Missionaries, at the Mibawa multipurpose in Blantyre.
The show raised money mounting to K1.2 million which helped the club to have a successful donation on Wednesday, April 10 in Chikwawa district as planned.
A team of 15 journalists who represented the entire grouping, led by the club’s president Blessings Kanache, visited Nyamphota, Turo and Sekeni camps in the district where they reached over 2000 flood victims.
According to Kanache, after raising K1.2 through the show, the club also managed to collect money and other items from its members and other well-wishers making the whole donation of K3.5 million worth items.
“As Blantyre Press Club, we thought of coming here to donate to people who have been affected by floods in this area because being part of the community we saw it right to assist our relatives who has been affected by these floods.
“We are happy that we have reached 1500-2000 people in three camps and we have given every household 5kgs of flour, soya pieces, soap, clothes and knowing that in the comps there are more school children, we also gave them note books and pens,” said Kanache.
Kanache thanked The Black Missionaries, Mibawa television and all parties who partnered with BPC for this successful donation and urged well-wishers to take part in helping flood victims claiming there is a lot of support being needed at the camps.
Reacting to the donation, Chikwawa district council principal social welfare officer Paul Simfukwe thanked the grouping for the donation and said this is a leading light to all other groupings in the country.
Simfukwe then urged all other well-wishers not to hesitate with their support claiming people in the district and all other areas where they got affected by floods are really suffering and said there is a lot being desired.
He added that in the district, 15000 households consisting 68000 people were affected by the floods.