Shanil warns against abuse of relief items

Former Malawi First Lady Patricia Shanil Dzimbiri has appealed to authorities tasked to distribute relief items to flood victims to exercise impartiality to ensure that only deserving persons get the support.

Shanil commending

Shanil commending Evangelist Phiri for the donation

Phiri (R) showing some of the donation. Photo by Elijah Phimbi, Nyasa Times

Phiri (R) showing some of the donation. Photo by Elijah Phimbi, Nyasa Times

Dzimbiri who serves as Balaka West Parliamentarian said this on Sunday February 1, 2014 at a ceremony hosted by Victory Outreach Ministry (VOM) where it donated assorted items to the elderly, orphans and people with physical challenges.

“This is not time for people to take advantage of the situation [floods] we are going through as a country by diverting the donations to wrong people. We don’t want people who have not been affected to be included on the list of those affected,” said Dzimbiri referring to various donations made for people who have been hit by flash floods.

The former first lady has since asked the Balaka District Council Office to compile figures of all the people affected by the floods so that well wishers can come in and help.

“I was having a word with officials from World Vision to consider helping people who have been affected in Balaka but I was asked to produce the actual figures of those affected for proper planning therefore let me take this opportunity to ask the DC’s [Balaka] office compile the figures” she said.

“There are other organizations like Concern who have also shown interest to help,” she added.

Dzimbiri also donated 50 plastic buckets.

She appealed to other well wishers to emulate VOM’s kind gestures.

Evangelist White Matthews Phiri who heads VOM said the donation was made to fulfill what they preach.

“We have reached these people because it is part of our ministry and this is what Jesus used to do apart from preaching, we need to give out” Phiri told Nyasa Times.

According to Phiri, all the money used to purchase the items that included blankets, clothes and maize flour was sourced through contributions from church members.

VOM was established six years ago and so far it has four branches in Malawi.

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11 thoughts on “Shanil warns against abuse of relief items”

  1. Andy Phiri says:

    Mayi wathu wafuko waku BK komanso MP osadzitukumula timakunyadilani nthawi zonse. inu Mulungu anangokudalitsani kuti mudzichita zachifundo ndipo musasiye kuthandiza ngati mmene mumachitira kale. Mphatso simachepa ndipo mwathandiza anthu ena dela lanu omwe akhudzidwa ndi vuto lama floods. Ndimawelenga news paper ya Mkwaso ndawonanso nkhani yoti munathandiza ku Cecelia Youth Centre ma buku kuti ana adzilimbikira sukulu. kumeneku ndiye timati kutumikila anthu omwe anakusankhani osati kudzikundikila. Aphungu ena boma la Balaka sakuchita ngati mmene mukuchitila inumo. a first Lady Mayi Mutharika atengere chitsanzo cha inu osati kudzathandiza anthu ku Bk ndi soya piceases mmalo mowapatsa ma bucket ngati omwe munapelekawo.Bravo mama

  2. Jescano says:

    Mayi wathu musasiye kusamalira anthu pokumbukira kuti pali mawa mkubwera bwino.

  3. Mc Nyopex Tuzuke says:

    timaganizo tanzeru ndithu koma tima bucket 50 basi ayi kamphatso sikachepa koma mukanakapempha kwa Bigman Chair akanakuthandizanitu amane aja ndi kuchitekete, kumachenjera patown mai

  4. zilibwino mwayamba bwino

  5. Mai ndi Mai says:

    My favourite first lady. Usually in chitenje outfits with duku on. No fanta face and coke hands. No phyuu lips (more than mzungu). Just plain Nadzimbiri. Kubvala chonchi osasiya. Kusunga khungu lako osasiya.

  6. WINB says:

    nanu ingothandizani musachulutse phokoso…..

    asambuka ndekuti chani???
    inuyo ngosasambuka??

  7. Mtonga wa Mtonga says:

    Former First Lady…Koma yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Kalonga Gawa Undi says:

    thumb up former first lady

  9. shame says:

    ndie mwati ma plasma akuonekawo mwawapatsaso anthu………ai ntchito zabwino izi zachifundo enaso atengelepo chitsanzo..

  10. zingayambe kuyiwalika says:

    Kodi chemwali ake a izeki , mulipo ? Ndakunyadilani !!!!

  11. koma nde mwasambukatu mai pa chithunzi choyambililacho

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