The Malawi Community in Ethiopia (MCE) has donated cash in the amount of US$ 3,900.00 aApproximately MK1.9Million) towards victims of the floods that recently devastated most parts of the country and caused loss of life and property.
The presentation of the cash donation was made at a ceremony held at the Malawi Embassy in Addis Ababa on Wednesday 18th February 2015 and was witnessed by a cross section of Malawians living in Ethiopia
Simon Chirwa, Chairperson of the Malawi Community in Ethiopia presented the donation on behalf of Malawians to the Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy Ms. Doreen Chavula-Kapanga.
Speaking during the function, the chairperson of the community thanked Malawians for the kind gesture and said he was happy that Malawians had shown sodality with their compatriots at a time when it was needed most.
He said the gesture was in line with Biblical teachings about sharing what people have with others as an important tool for both spiritual and economic development.
Chirwa said his Executive Committee would render its assistance to the Embassy to ensure that the money had the immediate and desired impact on affected Malawian by remitting it directly to a Humanitarian, Non Governmental Organization (NGO) such as the Malawi Red Cross Society or World Vision International
Speaking in response, the Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy, Mrs. Doreen Chavula-Kapanga thanked the Chairperson and Malawians for the donation.
She noted the donation would help the Malawi Government in its efforts to deal with the suffering of families affected by the devastating floods.
Chavula-Kapanga expressed the hope that the money would be used for the intended purpose so that the suffering of fellow Malawians was alleviated.
The donations comes following a pledge that the chairperson of the Malawi community made Mutharika on 31st January 2015 at a reception held at Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa when the President came to Ethiopia for this year’s African Union Conference of Heads of State and Government.
The Malawi Community in Ethiopia is composed of more than thirty families, nine of which work at the Embassy while the rest work for other International Organizations.
Joseph Chisala is First Secretary for Political and Media Affairs at the Malawi Embassy in Addis Ababa, EthiopiaFollow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :