Air Malawi Cargo Limited UK, the country’s flagship airborne freight haulers, are for the first time this year proudly sponsoring the Malawi 51st Independence Celebrations Social Football tournament for Malawians in UK to be held this Saturday in Chelmsford in Essex.
Malawi Independence day falls on July 6th but Malawians in the UK will commemorate their national day event organised by the Malawi Association UK (MAUK) and hosted by the Essex Malawi Association (EMA) this Saturday 11th July at Chelmsford City Football Club’s Melbourne Stadium which is situated along Salerno Way, Post Code CM1 2EH.
Air Malawi Cargo UK country director, Steve Msamala told Nyasa Times that his organization decided to sponsor this year’s independence celebrations football tourney as way of giving back to its loyal clientele, the diaspora Malawians, for their unflinching and unwavering support.
“Air Malawi Cargo Limited is a corporate establishment for Malawians and their partners. We, as flag carriers in air cargo do solemnly believe that we have a social responsibility to give back to the clientele because without them and their support, we will cease to exist,” said Msamala.
“We are always thankful for the support our customers, mostly Malawians, give us. We are here to serve them and we feel obliged to support in whatever they do. Air Malawi Cargo is owned by Malawians, and we are here to serve the interest of the Malawian people,” added Msamala.
Msamala said his organization believes in helping making the difference within the Malawian communities in the UK through enhancing unity and bringing Malawians and friends of Malawi together in times of merrymaking and indeed in times of need.
He said: “Air Cargo wishes all Malawians happy independence celebrations. We join all Malawians, the president, Professor Peter Mutharika and the Malawi government in wishing everybody a prosperous Malawi. We believe that as a country, we can achieve a lot together through unity. We are a blessed nation. We have a lot of natural resources and probably one of the world’s most attractive destinations.”
The Air Cargo boss said his company chose to sponsor the football tournament as a way to encourage more people play social football so they can keep fit.
Malawi Association Treasure General Gertrude Banda who is also an executive member for Essex Malawi Association, said everything is set for the day and Malawians and all those going to attend the Independence celebrations must brace themselves for a good time.
“We are ready. Everything is set and there will be a lot of fun and activities happening on the day. We are appealing to all Malawians and friends of Malawi in the UK to come and join us for this big day,” said Banda.
The Independence celebrations were kick started last weekend in Leicester and Derby respectively and another leg of independence celebrations will be held in Manchester on July 18th.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :