The Kanengo Police Women Network on Thursday donated soap and related items worth K1.5m to Area 25 Health Centre in Lilongwe for use in the facility’s maternity ward.
Assist. Supt. Florence Moyo, who represented the network’s chairperson at the presentation of the donation, said it had pleased the network to make the donation as a way of bringing the police and their services closer to the people they serve.
She said the network had noted the challenges expectant women faced at the health facility before and after delivering and, as mothers too, the women in uniform thought the donation would be most appropriate.
“This is just the beginning of our outreach activities,” explained Supt. Moyo. “We will continue identifying more areas of need in our communities and give support where we can. These are the people we serve as police and this is another way of serving them apart from providing security for their lives and property.”
Accepting the donation on behalf of the Health Centre, Nursing Officer, Jessie Lobeni, hailed the Kanengo Police Women Network for the donation which she said would indeed help solve some of the challenges for a while.
Lobeni said the health centre, like most such facilities in the country, was facing a number of challenges and she appealed to organizations and companies to emulated the Kanengo Police Women Network’s gesture and donate to help ease the lives of patients and health workers.
According to the Network, the funds for procuring the donation were sourced from companies and industries that are within the Kanengo Police Station’s area of policing.
Kanengo Police Women Network is an organ of the National Police Women Network, a body that was officially launched in 2013 to look into the welfare of female police officers and to conduct charity activities like the one in mention.