One of the country’s giant timber producers and exporters Raiply Malawi has on Saturday responded to President Peter Muthalika’s request for humanitarian response to the recent northern region flood victims by donating constructive materials worth K5 million.
The materials will be used for the renovation of some affected schools in Mzimba district include Suzu Primary and Mchinjiri CDSS.
Speaking after the donation, the Managing Director for Raiply Malawi Thomson Omen said his company decided to help the education sector because it is the key for the country’s development.
“As a company that is doing its business here in Mzimba, we felt to respond to the President’s appeal by supporting the education sector since it is strong weapon to defeat poverty,” said Omen.
Receiving the donation, Presidential Advisor on National Unity and Parliamentarian Affairs Vua Kaunda hailed the company for their corporate social responsibility.
“This donation is part of complementing Muthalika’s vision of achieving quality education in Malawi. I believe that this will enable the learners to learn in a conducive environment,” said Kaunda.
According to him, President Muthalika regards the private sector as key partners in development and that what Raiply has done was just proving it.
He then encouraged other companies including the civil society to emulate a kind gesture by Raiply Malawi to collectively develop the country.