The Chewa Heritage Foundation (CHEFO), a cultural and charitable grouping has responded to support calls to hailstorms and floods victims in Salima North-West constituency by donating various food items worth MK1 million courtesy of Nu-Skin Force for Good Foundation based in the United States.
The food items including bags of maize, beans, salt and usipa (bonya).
Member of Parliament for the area, Dr Jessei Kabwira made an appeal for an urgent help towards over 55 families who were affected by hailstorms and floods which hit GVH Mwadyakale in Traditional Authority (T.A) Nkhombedza on February 27.
Chairperson of CHEP, Professor Kanyama Phiri said the little given to the victims might ease their pain for some time saying providing them with farm inputs for irrigation farming was an ideal.
“This is the third time support towards the course of easing foods victims’ pain. This, however, might not be sustainable but providing them with farm inputs for irrigation farming which will help them to have food in the dry season. We are hoping to sources other funds for such a course because doing so will be the best way of helping them”, said Professor Phiri .
Traditional Authority Khombedza commended CHEFO for the donation of relief items which was wealth K1 million.
Member of Parliament for the area Dr Jessie Kabwira has since commended CHEFO for the gesture.
“These are true friends who show up themselves in times of trouble,” she said.
Kabwila appealed for more support “especially on farm inputs for irrigation farming as many families don’t have food now due also dry spell which hit the area.”
Chewa Heritage Foundation (CHEP) was established early 2006 with aim of preserving customs, values and traditions of chewa people across the nation with over 137 chiefs under its operation.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :