Lilongwe based businessman Alfred Jiya, a member of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) on Monday donated a brand new pickup to help in alleviating challenges that pregnant women and other vulnerable groups faces whenever getting access to medical facilities.
Briefing reporters soon after the ceremony, Jiya said he decided to donate the Nissan Two tonne pick up after noting that people in the area are facing a lot of problems.
“I know problems of people living in this area and it pains me when I see women dying because there was no vehicle to take her to the nearest clinic Area 25 Health Centr,” said Jiya.
Jiya said the word of God has always encouraged human being to share a little that one has.
“After noting all those challenges I and my wife decided to import this car so that for a start they can be using, I have also advised them to ensure that everyone regardless of tribe, religion, party, and even regardless of nationality , should have access to the vehicle,” said Jiya.
Receiving the car a representative of the community, Samuel Mbale commended Jiya for the gesture.
Mbale said women and the vulnerables have been facing challenges in terms of access to transport.
The donation mean that these people you are seeing here especially women will have no problem in going to hospitals during the time of their labour.
Malawi health sector continue facing challenges despite passing budgets each and every year.