Lunguzi hails media giant NPL for safe motherhood promotion in Malawi

Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Health Julian Lunguzi on Saturday hailed Malawi newspaper giant Nation Publications Limited’s (NPL) for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) project whose aim is to raise funds for the purchase of medical supplies and equipment for maternity wings in the country.

Lunguzi hailed NPL when she joined the company’s chief executive officer Mbumba Banda to present assorted non-medical supplies to mothers and their newborns Mangochi District Hospital’s maternity wing.

Lunguzi: Hails Nation newspapers company for social responsibility
Lunguzi: Hails Nation newspapers company for social responsibility

“This is commendable gesture from NPL and indeed this is essential corporate social responsibility,” said Lunguzi.

She challenged politicians, businesspeople, corporate partners and other well-wishers to emulate NPL and its partners in coming up with innovative ways of making money for the health sector so that expectant women stop dying needlessly.

The donation was presented after an annual Mother’s Day Fun Run which raised a historic K31.5 million for Mangochi District Hospital and its satellite health facilities.

According to NPL, the Fun Run has since its inception in 2005 rose about K100 million for 13 health facilities across the country.

NPL boss Mbumba Banda said the newspaper company has been hosting Mother’s Day Fun Run “to honour Malawi’s mothers through life-saving action.”

This year’s exercise was a two-kilometre run from Ayiche Wosope (which is close to a mini-forest as we approach Mangochi Boma) to the district commissioner’s (DC) office.

Donning white Mother’s Day Fun Run T-shirts with a slogan “Promoting Safe Motherhood”, NPL employees, strategic project partners and other well-wishers braved the sweltering heat of Mangochi to raise funds for mothers and their babies in the lakeshore district.

Press Trust trustee Ben Chidyaonga pledged the conglomerate’s continued support to the Mother’s fun run “as long as it does not change its objectives.”

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mai nsato
mai nsato
6 years ago

Juliana! Ndikukufuna ukhale mkazi wanga. Walora???

Chilimba
6 years ago

Mbumba, tell your brother to stop preying on unsuspecting women to support him and his daughter. He will catch the virus soon. He needs to be a real man and get a job.

tigawanepodzikoli
tigawanepodzikoli
6 years ago

Keep doing the good work. Convincing all those donors to pump their money in the cause is not an easy feat.

Victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi
Victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi
6 years ago

Bravo deed Nations Ltd. I wish my old friend AK Banda was there to see this. His spirit should be happy to see this. May the Lord be with him.

Victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi
Victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi
6 years ago

Bravo gesture, Nations Ltd. Be blessed.

Thoko
6 years ago

How can you donate that kind of money when my daughter and I are homeless, and I can’t afford to put my daughter in a decent school because I have no money. I’m moving from one woman’s house to the other for support, I’m so broke

Peter Muthanyula
Peter Muthanyula
6 years ago

Lunguzi will be Malawis president in the next 10 years, believe it or not. Koma ofunika apeze kaye banja.

Life
Life
6 years ago

Ukunveka. We need real selfless people like you Juliana to manage our nation. Thumbs up plan

peter
peter
6 years ago
Reply to  Life

sinanga vuto la amuna a ku africa mumaopa mkazi ophunzira alipeza bwanji simukumufunsira…..

Quota system
Quota system
6 years ago

Let’s hope that other companies will emulate this good example. Hospital equipment are mostly expensive hence the need of multi sectoral collaboration to compliment government’s efforts.

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