Malawian journalists and media practitioners have teamed up to raise money for medical treatment of one of veteran journalists Limbani Moya who is required to be air-lifted to India to seek help that includes a kidney transplant.
The journalists are looking for K10 million out of the required K15 million and have since organized a golf tournament that will have Vice-President Saulos Chilima as one of the participants in a bid to raise the amount.
Information Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa has also been specially invited to the tournament scheduled to take place on September 19, 2014at Blantyre Sports Club (BSC).
A statement released by a group of journalists and media personnel calling themselves Friends of Limbani said Chilima and Nankhumwa are expected to tee off the charity golf, which is open to individuals and companies willing to sponsor a team of two at K70 000.
Moya, a long time employee of one of the country’s leading media houses Blantyre Newspapers Limited (BNL) and one of the founding teams of the Nation Publications Limited (NPL) is currently unemployed.
“Donations in cash and kind are also welcome towards the whole cause. Cash donations can be deposited directly into account name: Friends of Limbani, Account number 5200740001, FMB Blantyre Branch,” reads the statement.
The statement says that a list of donors will be acknowledged in the press along with the level of the assistance.
Moya, born on August 28 1968 was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2012 and has since been under treatment at various hospitals in Malawi and South Africa.
At present, he is on dialysis at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital using self-help and health insurance.
He has now been referred to India for a kidney transplant which will cost K15 million, covering consultation, admission, treatment and surgery.
The statement says his sister has offered her kidney for the transplant.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :