TNM Super League champion Kamuzu Barracks have disclosed they chose to donate hospital equipment to Dowa District Hospital, having observed the military outfit has a huge following in the district.
Club chairman Major Gift Njete made the disclosure yesterday, when the newly crowned TNM Super League champs donated K3 million worth of hospital equipment to Dowa District Hospital.
At the end of every season, TNM, sponsors of the flagship league offer an opportunity to league champions to chose where they want to invest their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
According to Njete, the newly crowned national champions chose to donate to Dowa Hospital in appreciation of the support rendered to the side by people of the district during the 2016 title campaign.
“We discovered during the course of the season that we have a huge fan base in Dowa and when TNM gave us an opportunity to chose an area of focus of our CSR, we did not hesitate to chose Dowa,” said the KB boss.
TNM public relations manager Akossa Mphepo said it was a tradition by the premier mobile network firm to offer champions for each season an opportunity to perform a charitable activity of their choice as one way of giving back to soccer fans’m and the general public.
Last year`s champions Nyasa Big Bullets donated to Zomba Central Hospital and the other year, Holly Family Mission of Phalombe were the beneficiaries,” said Mphepo.
The TNM publicist urged soccer followers to join the company as it celebrates 10 years of Super League sponsorship with a ceremonial match involving KB and a fans chosen Super League select side at Civo Stadium this afternoon.
District Health Officer for Dowa Peter Makoza, who received the donation on behalf of the hospital hailed TNM and Kamuzu Barracks for the gesture.
“This is a very commendable initiative by TNM and we are very thankful to Kamuzu Barracks for choosing Dowa.
“We had a shortage of the items that have nimbeen donated and some of the equipment we were using is quite old. This donation will not only help Dowa District Hospital but the entire district,” said Makoza.
The donated items included a patient trolley, three wheel chairs, delivery bed with mattresses, a pulse oximeter finger tip, 15 gumboots, 20 heavy-duty aprons and 12 Bp machines.
Apart from the donation, the champions also cheered patients in the wards, presenting them with assorted items bought by the league sponsors.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :