Ethco commissions K2.5m bridge, teachers house in Nkhotakota

Ethanol Company (EthCo) Limited, a subsidiary of conglomerate Press Corporation Limited (PCL) has handed over a bridge and a teachers house as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Officials walk on the bridge after it was opened

Officials walk on the bridge after it was opened

Opening the teacher's  house

Opening the teacher’s house

On Friday, EthCo handed over a bridge worth K2.5 million at Kachere Village in Traditional Authority Kanyenda in Nkhota-Kota which will connect about 3,000 families living on the shores of Lake Malawi but are separated from the Dwangwa Sugar Estate by a canal.

Village Headman Simeon Kanyenda thanked EthCo for constructing the bridge which he said will help ‘thousands’ of people who ply their fish trade in the area and come from as far away places like Dwambazi,Nkhata-Bay and Likoma.

“We are very thankful to EthCo for coming to our rescue with the new bridge as we have been having difficulties maintaining the old one which was built in 2006,” said Kanyenda.

EthCo General Manager Lusubilo Chakaniza asked the people of Kachere village and surrounding areas to take ownership of the bridge.

“This is your bridge, it’s not owned by EthCo and hence it is important that the Kachere Community demonstrates ownership by taking care of it,” said Chakaniza.

Later in the day, EthCo also handed over a teacher’s house at Dwasulu Community Secondary School in the district which the company finished and rehabilitated at the cost of K1.5 million.

Head Teacher for Dwasulu Community Secondary School SithabileMasamba commended EthCo for finishing the house which they abandoned in 2009 due to limited resources.

“With this house we will now have five teachers residing at the school and the other four elsewhere. We are thankful to EthCo for helping us out,” said Masamba.

Chakaniza said EthCo recognizes the need for good corporate citizenry and the need to plough back into the Community a portion of the proceeds that it makes through the production of ethanol.

She said education is just one of the areas that EthCo supports in its CSR initiatives.

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14 thoughts on “Ethco commissions K2.5m bridge, teachers house in Nkhotakota”

  1. Fuck uy baba we don’t love kamuzu me 2 am from nkhotakota and nkhatabay border kasuza boy

  2. Kulibe kantu says:

    Imraan Sadick is just another confused person. He does not know what is talking about. He seems to be young and uneducated. These presidents from the South have NOT DONE ANYTHING FOR NKHOTAKOTA

  3. 2,5 Million? Ha ha ha ha ha mediocrity at its best
    I don’t blame you though I blame Kamuzu for neglecting KK

    1. Nkhangazaona says:

      Sick man Imraan Sadick. Dwangwa Sugar & ETHCO were planted in Nkhotakota by Kamuzu. He also constructed the Lakeshore Road in the district. Bakili and others have nothing to show as individual achievements in the district. I am from Nkhotakota and the majority of people of Nkhotakota remain loyal to Kamuzu’s ideals and political legacy.

  4. Teketeke says:

    The story here should’ve been about the teacher’s house. There’s no bridge today that can cost K2.5m, more the reason that made me read the story: it’s a foot-bridge, cheaper than a culvert or drift for vehicular use!
    Mwasowa nkhani eti?

  5. Ndalama za ma Sachet zimenezo kugwira ntchito. Who doesn’t know that you are the sole supplier of the main raw material (potable spirit) in the production of sachets?
    Mwabisala pa chitsamba, nsana waonekera……….!

  6. change golo says:

    if these companies are patriotic enough ..let them donate towards construction of m5 road which is in pathetic condition . in south African illovo is doing good job towards provisions anumber of social initiatives to the locals . but in Malawi they only sponsor golf which is played by the elite only .

  7. kinke says:

    ethcol and illovo should still do more. look the quality of drinking water around Dwangwa is very pathetic. people are drinking muddy dirty water yet in the presence of illovo and ethco yet no interest from these companieS to asssist improving the situation. ndege yothilira mizimbe imabwelesa influenza kuno yet illovo is just quite and we are dying in silence . its a shame that out of all illovo companies , its only illovo malawi which pays peanuts to its employees despite the only and only one which makes abnormal huge profits some even not declared.. please change ..kinke. is watching you

  8. BigMan says:

    What a wonderful General Manager, just look at how those hands are holding the scissors. Absolutely marvelous! Very professional.

  9. Education is the key.Bridge is amark of devolopment!Money is the root of all evil including cashgate.

  10. Suicide Bonza says:

    This is a good gesture, ma kampani enanu mutengereko akupanga anzanuzi!

  11. Constituent says:

    Though too little we welcome the help. Now the question points to Ilovo. What are you doing to improve the community where your annual profits worth billions of chilembwes originate?

  12. Wanzeru says:

    thanks to ethco mgmt

  13. dafuq??? says:

    wow, and it only took you 40 years to do somethig nice

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