Minister Kumpalume hails Mchinji businessman Simbi for constructing hospital

A Mchinji businessman Simbi Phiri on Wednesday handed over Tembwe Health Centre he renovated and constructed to the tune of K200 million to the Ministry of Health in Mchinji.

Kumpalume touring the facility with Simbi Phiri and other officials

Kumpalume touring the facility with Simbi Phiri and other officials

One of the staff houses at Tembwe Health centre renovated by Simbi Phir

One of the staff houses at Tembwe Health centre renovated by Simbi Phir

Kumpalume (centre) with Simbi Phiri right at the health centre pic Sarah munthali MANA

Kumpalume (centre) with Simbi Phiri right at the health centre pic Sarah munthali MANA

Receiving the facility on behalf of  government, Minister of Health Peter Kumpalume hailed the good gesture by the South African based businessman Phiri for funding the construction of the hospital.

“I am impressed with condition of this facility, it is a generous gift from Simbi Phiri I am grateful for the donation because it would have taken my ministry time to bring this facility to this state, he has spent a lot of money upgrading this facility and it is a big gift to the community here,” He said.

Kumpalume urged Malawians to emulate the good example set by Phiri to support communities who are in need, especially health services.

“Most of the time there are Malawians who have money, but they wouldn’t give a penny to anybody, we wait for people from Europe to give us aid, when we can give something to our neighbour, let us contribute to the society, we are not helping government but community,” He added.

Kumpalume then urged people of Tembwe to ensure the facility is properly taken care of and maintained.

He said his ministry is developing an infrastructure plan that would help district health and council officials to make a plan on what  needs to be done in health facilities to ensure the facilities are maintained and  availability of  resources in different parts of the country.

In his speech, Simbi Phiri who is also the Executive Chairman of  Khato Holdings, a civil engineering  company in South Africa, said he decided to construct the health centre because of its  pathetic state.

“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 Million Rands ,” He said.

The renovation of the facility includes the out patient, maternity wings, offices, a new guardian shelter, water tanks and staff houses among other things.

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9 thoughts on “Minister Kumpalume hails Mchinji businessman Simbi for constructing hospital”

  1. Muchizy says:

    well done to this patriotic citizen, and continue doing these kind of development yourself, coz if any of this money tried to land in the malawi government arm, yoooo….God bless u and reward you for the good job your are doing…..keep it up

  2. Geof says:

    God bless mr Simbi

  3. Vinco says:

    It was Bushiri donating this hospital, DPP Government would have rejected it outright. Bravo Mr Simbi

  4. Youna says:

    Bravo bravo bravo…… we have alot of Malawians who deeply loves their country. How I wish mbava zikutisaukitsazi zitazindikire mmene a Malawi ena oganizira anzao amalikondera dzikoli. Mulungu akudalitseni Mr Simbi!

  5. g4s says:

    Just the beggining , you will be shocked when other structures will be unveiled , i envy this dude ,kamwendo police unit, 23km tarmac road etc etc

  6. Alex Banda says:

    Thanks to Mr Nsimbi…we appreciate your job sir

  7. bulutu says:

    This is commendable. He has shown that he is a true Malawian. Many of such coming together can build the country. Most of us who have money around do not think about this. The Government only cannot manage all these especially when others are busy cash gating disregarding the needs of the rural relations. God bless you Mr. Simbi..

  8. Yako ija says:

    May the Almighty God abundantly bless you, Mr Simbi Phiri

  9. Jones Yatsanya says:

    God bless you Mr. Simbi Phiri! This is the kind of love, patriotism and example that needs to be demonstrated by all of us Malawians. As the Hon. Minister has said each one of us has something little we can contribute to the development of our communities in particular, and our country in general. Please to Tembwe community: Take care of that Precious gift from one of your own loving people Mr. Simbi! I know more things are coming from Mr. Simbi Phiri; Once again God bless you Sir!

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