Mia charity machinery activated in flood hit shire valley

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential running mate in the 21 May 2019 watershed election, Sidik Mia —renowned for his charity work –  has now gone flat out to help people who have been adversely affected by floods in Shire Valley.

Mia said helping people is his way of life

“The floods this year caught us (Malawi) off-guard. However, on our part as Sidik Mia Foundation, our charity machinery has been activated and we have started giving help to those who have been affected.

“I will visit four affected areas here in Chikwawa and later in the afternoon, I will descend to Nsanje for the same exercise,” said Mia at Kulima village in Chikwawa—the first place for the exercise where he distributed maize flour (Ufa) and cow peas to the affected people.

Quizzed if he is doing it out of politics, Mia said helping people is his way of life.

“Are you a stranger in Shire Valley and in our country,” queried Mia adding “charity is part of my life. It is in my DNA and this is why we have Sidik Mia Foundation…it is a charitable organization.”

Politically, state controlled Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC TV) in its bulletin news  carried comments from Lyson Sibande, a pro-government commentator who  attacked the opposition MCP and  Mia for holding celebrations, referring to the launch of the party Manifesto in Lilongwe, over the weekend.

According to Sibande, MCP and Mia were insensitive to hold the Manifesto launch when a cross section of the people were affected by floods.

Mia downplayed the accusation as cheap political propaganda.

“Information about the extent of the damage was trickling in on the eve and during the launch of our Manifesto such that our president, Dr Lazarus Chakwera, directed during the Manifesto launch that we fundraise to help those affected by the floods. Over 5 million kwacha was realized—within minutes—following that plea on that day, is this what they are calling being “insensitive” to the plight of flood victims?” countered Mia.

Mia said MCP is now “focused, organized and united” to win the May 21 watershed election.

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Mapwiya
Mapwiya
2 years ago

One Kg mpaka media phokoso lonseli mmmmmm,this is poverty in waiting

Omex70
Omex70
2 years ago
Reply to  Mapwiya

Iwe apereka kapena upereka ma kgs angati?

Samuel
Samuel
2 years ago

1kg Rab Processors Floor equals to 1 Walkman ndiye mpaka media?

Omex70
Omex70
2 years ago
Reply to  Samuel

Iwe wapeka ma kg angati?

Balakasi
Balakasi
2 years ago

Is that a 2Kg bag? Abale umphawi ndi oipa.

ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
2 years ago

Lazy people who don’t
Want to move to higher grounds –used to receiving donations like mozambicans their brothers and sisters

Mapopa
2 years ago

Mia mistreats people in the lower shire. He ridicules people after giving out relief items. The Bible says even your left hand should not know that your your right hand has giveth.

No way I can vote for MCP. Very hypocritical leadership. To much pretence.

Tsoka
Tsoka
2 years ago

Koma mpaka walkman kujambulitsa naye…Makoboli abwerera kwao..

RADIO 1
RADIO 1
2 years ago

MBC RADIO 1,on Sunday you were busy kunyoza Mia k uti anathawa kuthandizaanthu kumakapanga launch manifesto.Shame on you.Mia mtimaumenewo musausiye satanawachita manyazi.We have to work together to help our brother’s and sisters who were affected by floods osati kumangokhalaira kunyoza MBC mumudziwe YESU and some of you,your days are numbered mudzamva PHENI

Kochinonda
Kochinonda
2 years ago

Akulu akulu awa alibe nawo. Mia ndintundaaa soprano asaaaaaa
Asiyeni ena akubwera mmbuyomo ndi ndalama zamisonkho yathu.
MCP moto buuuuuu

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