Ben Phiri reach the vulnerable: Thyolo Central Youth Service Week gains ground

When ruling Democratic Progressive Party  (DPP) official Ben Malunga Phiri hatched the idea of Youth Service Week in Thyolo Central Constituency, only few would have guessed right on the kind of impact the initiative was going to bring.

Ben Phiri right) talking to the disadvantaged lady
Ben Phiri in the thick of things
Ben Phiri (c) reach the poor with donations

The program commenced on a satisfactory note on August 21 and in no time it has become talk of the whole constituency.

On the third day an elderly woman in Namiwa Village had her roof fixed, an orphan in Beula Village was receiving clothes and groceries while a sick person in Sitima village was having his premises tendered.

Village by village, the program is reaching out to those with little or no capacity and strength to fend for themselves.

Phiri says he is gratified that the initiative is bearing fruits as it targets those in dire need.

“The people we have reached are in the bracket of poor of the poorest and can’t even afford to buy grass for thatching their houses. These are old people and when rains come they can’t sleep because their houses leak profusely. It’s nice to see lives change within such a short period of time,” Phiri says.

At community level, a bridge is fixed here, a road paved there and a water well cemented right there. No one has been spared as every corner of the constituency stands to gain from the service week.

Since the program commenced on August 21, close to 50 households have been reached by the youth service week with Phiri himself in the thick of things and the target is to reach out to 100 households.

Phiri observes that the initiative is a credible intervention by communities to help the poor and develop their respective areas without first expecting help from government.

“Thyolo Central constituency has demonstrated so well that we have solutions to our problems within our own communities. The seven days of community service by our youth have transformed the area in a way we never imagined. We are doing all this while waiting for government programs to reach us through the district assembly,” says Phiri who is tipped  to win the DPP primaries and Parliamentary polls in 2019.

Some of the villages so far reached are Namiwa, Beula, Sitima, Chibwana, Mbeluko, Khave, Kausuka 1, Kausuka 2 and Namiwa.

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Make Malawi Great
Make Malawi Great
3 years ago

Take the handouts they belong to you in the first place but secretly vote for change! Keep these thieves out Malawians.

ndele
ndele
3 years ago

mhu koma ndalama ikalankhula mmmhuuu. I thought this 2 bastards standing next to the lady akanakhala nao pasi bwino lomwe. body language yomuuza munthu kuti am your boss with money. ataya mwambo.
jombo ndi ovolosi not needed thana a helmet.
transformation imeneyi??????????????? k9 million + ma billion komatu zikakhala zosadziwika komwe zacoka zinthuzi mhuu suziwa zocita nazo
tiyeni nazo

Markowamarko
3 years ago

I for one really support the initiative, politics aside. We need such kind of thinking if our Malawi is going to change. In our times, we used to have youth week and people were able to contribute labour to change the face value of their communities.

What Ben is doing need to be sustained and aspiring parliamentarians you can also borrow a leaf.

SONG OF THE DRUNKARD
SONG OF THE DRUNKARD
3 years ago

Where was Ben all this time ?
Why all these goodies now ??

Likhubula
Likhubula
3 years ago

Ben Phiri zabwino zonse. Dont look back. People talk. But we let God judge. just get focused on your business.

MUNYERA
MUNYERA
3 years ago
Reply to  Likhubula

May GOD almighty judge thieves, there is no way one can donate things he store from them. Its a payback.

Dr. Ben Phiri PhD (Cashgateology)
Dr. Ben Phiri PhD (Cashgateology)
3 years ago

Who is the incumbent mp for Thyolo central?

NEPOTIST
NEPOTIST
3 years ago

ghabu khamisa

Gembe
Gembe
3 years ago

Alomwe ulesi basi

Mzanga Pumbwa Dausi
Mzanga Pumbwa Dausi
3 years ago

This is another example of mediocrity.

The headline of this article is potraying an image of Ben Phiri as a philanthropist in this article. This is wrong and terribly misleading.

The man is clearly bribing voters here. There’s no difference in what JB was doing at that time, building homes using cashgate money.

If he had used money that was genuinely acquired I would have no issues with the headline, but stollen government money – that’s mediocrity, and it has to stop.

Aaaaaaa iwe axseee
Aaaaaaa iwe axseee
3 years ago

Young Khamisa,our current mp,failed to develop thyolo central constituency,he got the post just to strengthen his financial muscle. Now we have you, make sure u are different from all the previous mps. Develop the consituency even beyond people’ s expectations. Expecting more from you

Wa Mwale
3 years ago

Pumbwa wina ndi ameneyo, ana a Mbava yayikulu mdziko muno

Nyapapi mathanyura
Nyapapi mathanyura
3 years ago
Reply to  Wa Mwale

Waba koopsa uyu azibweza ko 2019 azafunsidwa pa bwalo court

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