Kabwila donates towards maternal health in Salima: K1.5m worth bicycle ambulances

Salima North West legislator, Jessie Kabwila, has handed over bicycle ambulances worth K1.5 million which she hoped would up her endeavors in reducing the maternal mortality rate in her constituency.Kabwira interacting with members from her constituency during the handover of the bicycle ambulances

Bicycle ambulances which Kabwila distributed in Salima North West Constituency

Bicycle ambulances which Kabwila distributed in Salima North West Constituency

During a handover ceremony held in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Khombedza on Friday, Kabwila urged members of her constituency to take care of the ambulances.

She noted that maternal mortality was a hot-button issue in her constituency.

“We recently lost four women because they were delayed to be referred to Salima District Hospital because there was no ambulance available,” said Kabwila.

Group Village Headman Madyakale who spoke on behalf of the T/A, commended Kabwila for the bicycles which were “made by Salima based entrepreneurs.”

 Other issues raised

During the ceremony constituents also seized the opportunity to raise other issues affecting them, including unavailability of subsidized fertilizer.

“Tell government that we’ve indeed received the coupons to buy the subsidized fertilizers but it is unfortunate that there is no fertilizer here in Salima.

“We are travelling long distances with hope of getting the fertilizer but to no avail,” said Jafali Phiri, a subsistence farmer.

He said if the problem persisted it heralded tough times ahead in terms of food security.

“This is the time we need the fertilizer, and we cannot access it. It will affect our harvest surely,” said Phiri.

Kabwila promised to talk to the District Agriculture Development Officer (DADO) about the matter.

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26 thoughts on “Kabwila donates towards maternal health in Salima: K1.5m worth bicycle ambulances”

  1. J Tee says:

    Useless illmind for #11,16,20. Kuganiza mopusa

  2. Donya says:

    Zingaoneke ngati wapangazo ndizopanda pake kwa ena ,koma kwa ife tili kumudzi tikuti zikomo kwambiri ,pakati pausiku matenda akatibwelela timavutika kuyimba phone kuchipatala amatiyakha kuti fuel watha ayi yachokapo dikilani mawa mawa!!!ndiye ife tikuti zikomo ambuye akudalitseni Mai

  3. Hollys says:

    Big up madam

  4. gbanda says:

    Great contribution madam MP. However, this should come together with awareness on family planning to encourage them use family planning methods.

  5. Forsake,,,,,makani aja timaona ngati ndinu anzeru kuposa Kaliati,,,,koma ai ndithu bola kaliati ku mj west kwatukuka osati ndi nyasi zanu mukukamba apazi bicycle ambulance,,,,,,?wat 4,,,,,kwa kweni,,,,,,zikatere,,,,tikumakwera real ambulances,,,,,osatipusisa,,,kagwere naoni uko maphapha anu,,,,muzikanyamulirapo fodya,,,,,ndimziwira mai oyembekezera,,,,,mumnyamule panjinga can’t she deliver on her way?,,,,,,,,lol

  6. Walks-By-Night says:

    Uyu ndiye munthu osati zinazi
    I salute u Hon Jessie ma MP a
    kwathuku ku mpoio sangachite
    koma kumwa mkoniho basi.

  7. Hamza Wotch says:

    Welldone kabwila,MP azitero

  8. That is our expectation from you honourable mp we are proud of you and continue showing your action than words to give hope for malawians to vote for you come 2019.

  9. Sapitwa says:

    Ambulances meaning trailers mounted on the bicycles? Is the local company that manufactured these trailers certified to make them? Are the trailers certified to carry patients? I think this is a risk to patients. Bwino muzamaliza miyoyo ya ma patient ndi mphatso zanu zopanda tanthauzozi.People must never be brain washed by these type of gifts. I would be cautious to allow my relatives to use this crap. If Kabwira is serious, then she should buy motor ambulances propelled by batteries considering the lack of fuel. They should be propelled like golf carts.

  10. Khwethemu says:

    Bravo Kabwira

  11. kukhala says:

    Welldone Madam MP. Mzigona kutalidimoto Madam MP. Other MPs should follow this noble example.

  12. vavlov says:

    Bicycle ambulances; this is how bad Malawi has become. I guess better than nothing. Thanks Kambwila

  13. nachisale says:

    Problem with elite women is that we continue supporting the very things that kill some and girls. For women in Malawi to have good maternal health they need to take child spacing serious and having fewer children. Giving bicycle ambulances is encouraging reckless reproductive life.

  14. kumangoni says:

    Why nonsense Mr Imlaan

  15. kumangoni says:

    I hate the word called DONATION.MPs must find another to replace this word that called DONATION. And MPS are termed to bring development to the community not donation.

  16. Malawian!!! says:

    Stop insulting your opponents for no reason.

  17. The Analyst says:

    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O………………………………………………………………………………O
    . . . Ofcourse to do little is better than nothing, but It doesn’t inspire or give hope to learn that educated as Kabwira is, her perception of an ambulance is a bicycle (or whatever the above is called).
    . . . You could have done better Kabwira; not by buying the ambulances from your pocket (since nothing but deception is what a humble pocket holds) but by using your position and sharp tongue to solicit funds for an ambulance or two. With the PhD you have, we expect you to think big and long-term. Leave this bicycle-for-ambulance thing to Winiko and company.
    . . . Just think the unthinkable, inuyo a Kabwira mutapezeka ndi mimba by whatever means and are about to deliver, would you feel comfortable to be taken to the hospital on one of the bicycles you call ambulances? NO. These people deserve better just as you do. And you as an MP its your duty to make available that better-thing the rural people deserve.

    Its high time you MPs stopped cheating the rural masses with these short-term nothings.
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O……………………………………………………………………………………..O

  18. Mphwephwa ya professor says:

    @ 4 may be it’s a typo. There is a difference between altitude and attitude. I hope you meant the latter.

    1. The Analyst says:

      And you may also wish to know that there is a difference between “Maybe” and “May be.” I hope you meant the former, in your statement.

  19. GRM says:

    Aaaaaa. What? Please Kabwira? Ask before you do something like this. This is a good thing to do but its wasted. Bicycle ambulances a bought at Sakaramenta in Blantyre not those bad things. There is no value for money.

  20. Sir Bentby says:

    mama kabwira, I am greatly humbled with your behaviour and altitudes torwards rural people. when with them you dress like them. other top profile women should learn from this.
    God bless you Mama kabwira

  21. Happening Boy says:

    Kabwila You are There oooh, i like You for real.

  22. jailos says:

    That’s good examples zimene ma MP mumayenela kumapanga.keep it up Kabwila

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