Illovo Malawi contributes K100m towards Covid-19 fight: To rehabilitate Nkhotakota and Chikwawa isolation centres

Illovo Sugar (Malawi) plc has committed K100 million towards the rehabilitation of Covid-19 isolation centres for Nkhotakota District Hospital and Chikwawa Kasinthula in response to the State of National Disaster declared by President Lazarus Chakwera on January 12, 2021.

Illogical Sugar Malawi Managing Director Lekani Katandula : Obliged to respond positively

A statement from Illovo Sugar says the funds will also be used to  purchase emergency medical equipment such as hospital beds, oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders, patient monitors amongst other needed items to be supplied to district hospitals of Chikwawa and Nkhotakota as well as Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.

Illovo Managing Director Lekani Katandula said  the company— as an important player in the economy — felt obliged to respond positively.

“Our response to the State President’s appeal is in addition to our own ongoing internal campaign tagged ‘COVID-19: It’s In Our Hands’ — which was launched in April, 2020.

“Through this campaign, Illovo has distributed over 100,000 masks to employees, their dependents and communities surrounding our estates.”

This contribution, says Katandula, “confirms our firm commitment to join the government in its efforts to contain the further spread of the virus in the country.

“We hope that our contribution as well as those of many others from the private sector will in some way help to ease the financial burden which the government is facing in its efforts to fight this pandemic.”

In the first wave of the pandemic, Illovo contributed K70 million that was spent in providing support to medical personnel and district hospitals in Chikwawa, Dwangwa and Blantyre.

Illovo also supported Blantyre City Council with COVID-19 awareness materials.

Meanwhile, the citizenry is positively responding in pooling resources together to procure essential medical supplies for the hospitals of the district they come — joining nationwide private citizens intervention currently trending.

Most district hospitals lack essential medical equipment and taking cognizance of this, the patriots in each and every district have initiated their own fundraising campaigns in conjunction with their DHOs.

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kunyenga ana a mulungu
kunyenga ana a mulungu
4 months ago

I love how many Malawians are joining in to fight COVID. Unfortunately palinso zitsiru zina, ngati zija za ku Ekwendeni, zimene zikutibweza mmbuyo, undermining all these efforts.

MOK Otanjere
MOK Otanjere
4 months ago

Mabwana anzeru they know ikawakuntha azathawira zipatala zabwino unlike foolish politicians they forget so easily. Now we are all meeting in underfunded dilapidated hospitals palibe zipita kunja

Shadreck
Shadreck
4 months ago

They can contribute ! Illovo is making Malawian consumers pay twice the price they apply for Tanzanian or Zambian peoples ! They are squeezing Malawi but nobody react ! Incredible !

Chikawachi
Chikawachi
4 months ago

Your products are consumed by many across the country but why have you just selected nkhotakota and chikwawa and blantyre. Is it because that’s where you operate northerners also need your support and remember that covid 19 has no boundary .

Wawo
Wawo
4 months ago
Reply to  Chikawachi

Iiiii simuzatheka,tayamikani akulu simultaneously kanthu

Kalulu Wadwala
Kalulu Wadwala
4 months ago

Big brains.

Jesta
Jesta
4 months ago

Thank you Lekani for being different. This is what has always set you apart in life. You opted to make the donations to the communities around the factories. Most donations are just going to the cities whist people in the rural areas, which are the masses have nothing. Bravo Bwana Katandula.

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