Abida Mia secures Japanese grant for health clinic construction in Chikwawa

Member of Parliament for Chikwawa Nkombedzi Constituency, who is also deputy minister of lands, Abida Sidik Mia, has secured a $90 000  grant from Japanese Embassy to construct a modern health clinic in the catchment area of group village headman Therere in her constituency.

Abida (c)Japanese Ambassador and other senior officials after the signing ceremony

The signing ceremony of the grant took place this week at the Japanese Embassy in Lilongwe.

In an interview, Mia was grateful to the Japanese embassy for the grant.

“Over 12 000 people in Therere community in my constituency cover long distances to access the nearest health clinic and I am overjoyed that this clinic will alleviate that burden and related expenses.

“I therefore thank the Japanese Embassy for this grant. On my part, it will be a promise delivered but more importantly, it will reduce the high mortality rate in the area and this will be a huge leap in ensuring safe motherhood in my constituency,” she said.

Abida Mia welcomed the opportunity to once again work closely with Gift of the Givers Foundation, an organization that the Japanese Embassy has selected for the construction of the health centre.

The ground breaking ceremony, according to Gift of Givers Foundation, will be done on  March, 26 2021, where Mia is expected to host the Japanese Ambassador to Malawi and his delegation

The icing on the cake was the commitment by Abida Mia to build two staff houses for the clinic using her Constituency Development Fund.

The clinic, once completed, will cater for a population of 12,000 people and it will be offering maternity services—ante-natal, post-natal and deliveries. It will also have a basic dispensary, laboratory and a pharmacy to offer basic health services.

Social and political commentators in the country hail Members of Parliament such as Abida Mia that are not content with the meagre constituency development fund and take the initiative of engaging other donors including development partners to assist in improving the livelihoods of their constituents in line with their campaign promises.

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CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
2 months ago

Mama Mia yes a beautiful lady with a beautiful heart. You’re part of the povertystricken masses you hurt when they hurt. The Japanese are not cheap they have a precise locus where their funds are being used Mama Mia you’re not in the class of our vampires. Our August House is full of selfish reps here you’re simply putting the CDF on spot where it is indeed needed. You’re responsive to our needs and your head is on your shoulders you don’t think from your belly like your colleagues who expect us to be fawning at them for any developments… Read more »

Lachi40
Lachi40
2 months ago

This woman is a hard worker

Benjones87
Benjones87
2 months ago

It’s never to late. All this was to be done long ago. We are only realizing coz it’s now effecting us all. The poor will now benefit.

Kaitano
Kaitano
2 months ago

Some people were insulting her just last month, the problem was that she was giving to the people.
Mrs late Mia knows the power of giving, what she gave would not be enough to the community, but look now what she has received? it will be enough to her people and the community. Lets stop this type of stupidity of insulting people when they are doing or exercise their rights. May God bless you Mrs late Mia, i believe the spirit of your husband is happy, congratulations!

Kambewa ngozo
2 months ago
Reply to  Kaitano

Yee that’s the ploblem of most Malawians good for kutukwana and kuba. Mrs Mia she is a great woman and has love for Malawi and her community.

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
2 months ago

Taonani mayi wachitukuko pamene ma MP ena mwakhala dzaka dzambirimbiri opanda zokuchita dzooneka ndi maso.

Kambewa ngozo
2 months ago

Don’t be jealous she is a star and doing great work for Malawi.

PP litete
PP litete
2 months ago

Congratulations

Mtende
Mtende
2 months ago
Reply to  PP litete

Therere in Chikwawa is indeed one of those areas where you wonder if its part of Malawi. The coming in of the clinic will really make a great positive contribution to the people of sorrounding communities. Well done!

Odala Omwe Aja
Odala Omwe Aja
2 months ago
Reply to  Mtende

Bravo Madam Mia. You are a rare gem. God bless you for your selfless spirit. Ma MP enanu mutengelepo phunziro. You have set a great precedence Madam Mia!

bentby
2 months ago

Abida mia is my legendary member of parliament. she is always focused to task at hand

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