40 Mulanje women receive sewing machines: Nankhumwa hails Muslim’s AQSA for ‘incredible charity work’

Leader of Opposition in Parliament and Mulanje Central lawmaker Kondwani Nankhumwa has hailed the Attariqutul Qadria Sunni Association (AQSA)for its various charitable activities that aimed to improve people’s welfare, particularly in the rural areas.

Women receive their sewing machines
Nankhumwa presents the certificates to the women
Sheikh Abdulrazak Liwonde of AQSA

“It is incredible work that AQSA is doing here in Mulanje and the entire country; it makes a whole lot of difference to the people,” said Nankhumwa who was Guest of Honour at Khaya Primary School Ground on Thursday, September 17, 2020 during the graduation ceremony for 40 women drawn from his Mulanje Central constituency following an AQSA-sponsored intensive tailoring training at Chinakanaka.

Nankhumwa presided over the handing over of 40 state-of-the-art sewing machines that AQSA has given to each woman as a business starter pack. He also presented the graduating women with certificates.

The opposition leader commended AQSA and the Muslim community in the country for complementing the government’s efforts to reduce poverty rampant among rural communities.

“Our former President His Excellency Professor Mutharika championed and promoted the idea of community technical colleges to empower the youths of this country. His vision was to increase access to technical, entrepreneurial and vocational education and training by out-of-school youth and adults in order that when they graduate they could establish their own businesses and employ others.

“The training and sewing machines that AQSA has offered to our women will go a long way in improving their families’ livelihoods because they will set up tailoring business in the respective areas,” said Nankhumwa.

He said there is an adage “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”.

“What AQSA has done today is to teach our women to fish. For that I am deeply grateful as their MP,” he said, pledging to give the women hundreds of metres of cloth with which to start off their business.

Mulanje AQSA coordinator Sheikh Ibrahim Kumchisa said apart from the tailoring training, which has seen thousands of women benefitting across the country, AQSA is also involved in repairing boreholes, organizing Muslims’’ annual Ziyarah Parade, prison programmes, reforestation, managing Madrasahs and nursery schools, among others.

AQSA main council representative Sheikh Abdulrazak Liwonde thanked Nankhumwa for making time to attend “this very important and colourful ceremony”. He also thanked the leadership of AQSA including Chairman Faizal Aboo for their kind heartedness.

Sheikh Liwonde expressed pleasure at the co-existence between Muslims and Christians in the country, disclosing that out of the 40 graduating women, 30 were of the Christian faith and the rest Muslims.

“So you can see that as Muslims, we believe in love and unity among all faiths. We revere the same one God and therefore there is no need for segregation,” he said.

Other speakers included Group Village Headman Mmina and T/A Mthiramanja.

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Tim
Tim
8 months ago

Why is Nankhumwa thanking the former president? He is refusing to let it go that the Mutharika era has gone. Kkkkk.

Zupe Kapondamgaga
Zupe Kapondamgaga
8 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Game over George Malemia

AL IBN BATUTA
AL IBN BATUTA
8 months ago

THE BEST AMONG CREATION ARE THOSE WHO SHARE A LITTLE THEY HAVE BRAVO AQSA BRAVO NANKHUMWA THE ONLY CATHOLIC POLITICIAN WITH A GOOD HEART THE REST ARE VENGEFUL LIKE THE ONE WHO SAID AT NJAMBA THAT HE WILL REMOVE ALL CRIMINALS IN MALAWI JAILS LIKE MAULA AND REPLACE THEM WITH HIS POLITICAL OPPONENTS LIKE CHISALE ,SHONGA ,MAGALASI AND NOW HE IS CONSPIRING AGAINST SADIK MIA USING CHIHANA IN NAME OF ASIANS WHILE THEY MEAN MIA

Last edited 8 months ago by AL IBN BATUTA
Mtopwa 1
Mtopwa 1
8 months ago
Reply to  AL IBN BATUTA

Maujeni ako aise Batuta!

Thomas Kuyere
Thomas Kuyere
8 months ago
Reply to  Mtopwa 1

Nankhumwa was 2009 a mere journalist  ku MBC koma 
pano a billionaire mpaka owning mzati a radio station and mark
construction

Chikondi Gomo
Chikondi Gomo
8 months ago
Reply to  AL IBN BATUTA

NANKHUMWA looks ngati wabwino ndipo sakwiya koma he is evil.

Bauleni12
Bauleni12
8 months ago

This man is strategising to usurp the Dpp leadership

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