Ntcheu MPs bail out district hospital

Ntcheu district hospital can now afford a smile after Members of Parliament in the district donated assorted items worth K2 million as food budgets fall.

Symbolic presentation of a bag of maize to the hospital.

Symbolic presentation of a bag of maize to the hospital.

Ndau: Government alone cannot do everything

Ndau: Government alone cannot do everything

Malawi government is scalling down on patient meals, as figures reveal meals in public hospitals have been reduced from three a day to one a day as a measure to make these hospitals functioning.

Speaking during the handover ceremony of the food items on Sunday, 25 October, 2015, at the hospital’s premises, Deputy Minister of Defence, Malisoni Ndau said government is working tirelessly in making sure that all hospital’s across the nation gets full funding.

The Minister who is also the MP for Ntcheu Central appealed to business community to assist the facility as government alone cannot afford to do everything.

“We have done our part as MP’s and let me call upon business people, the clergy and well-wishers to assist the hospital,” said the Deputy Minister.

He further said he was happy with the conduct of the MP’s in Ntcheu for coming together and assist the hospital with various food stuffs as people who are on drugs are supposed to eat. The Deputy Minister asked the hospital officials to take good care of the donated items.

Speaking to Nyasa Times after receiving the donation, District Health Officer for Ntcheu Dr. Gift Kwamdera commended the MP’s for the timely donation.

Kwamdera said the hospital is facing a number of challenges ranging from shortage of food, fuel for ambulances, high bills of water and electricity just to mention some. He said the hospital is humbled by receiving the assorted items from the Members of Parliament.

“The majority of patients at this hospital are those referred from rural health facilities and largely impoverished and the hospital food budgets are being cut across the nation,” said Kwamdera.

Inkosi Gomani IV who was present at the function thanked the MP’s for showing love, unity and Godliness.

“These are the pillars the Maseko Ngoni must follow. Where there is love, poverty is shielded,” he said.

Some of the assorted items were 110 bags of maize, 20 bags of maize flour, 10 bags of beans, cabbage, tomatoes, and bales of sugar among others.

Ntcheu district has 7 Members of Parliament who include Mwayi Kamuyambeni, Assani Lipande, Everton Chimulilenji, Dr. Francis Mkungula, Godwin Kanjere, Damison Chimalira and Malisoni Ndau.

Some quarters have blamed Treasury for failing to support the health budget.

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Sailota
Guest

May God bless Assan Lipande the only one who realy donated his proseeds ie cabbage and tomatoes. For the rest of MPs may God forgive and remind u more. For sure, maize and flour was sourced from the relief warehouse at the district council. Jounalists find out. Hospital ambulances transported all these. God have mercy!

Shadow MP Ntcheu North
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Shadow MP Ntcheu North

Zonse zidzatha tikadzatenga Boma ndi Chakwera 2019, get ready for the New Mp comes 2019.

Alfred Newmann
Guest

Well done. I hope other MPs from elsewhere throughout the country can emulate their colleagues from Ntcheu, and rather quickly.

Chindere
Guest

Is this not CDF money? I suggest that their money should be given to ministry of health as they have completely failed to implement projects in their constituencies.

H Kamdidi
Guest

This is really great news!

Meja
Guest

Akukalipilanitu APM, by doing that, you have agreed that all is not well

Hd
Guest

Bravo the mps keep it up but dont keep quite in parliament, atleast say something that will bring developent and heard that there is several minerals right there starting with gold, platnum, rubbie, krinker, why dont you ask government to investors to invest in mining there please do something. For you the ngoni masekos do something more this, inkosi goman invite the friends of ntheu of blantyre, lilongwe, zomba, mzuzu includes the vp, prof. Brown chiphamba and also you do something atleast donate 1000 bags of maize remember we construct alone this hospital and its ours

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