The country’s vice-President, Saulos Chilima has been nominated for an ice bucket challenge in aid of ailling journalist, Limbani Moya currently in need of international medical attention.
Chilima has been nominated by Nedbank Managing Director, Paul Guta who took the challenge on Thursday outside the bank’s head office in Blantyre.
Malawi’s veteran journalist Limbani Moya is in dire need of a kidney transplant treatment in India.
Guta nominated to the challenge by Mike Apel and Gatto’s Nazir Osman, donated K150,000 to Friends of Limbani.
Vice-President Chilima has 24 hours to take up the ice bucket challenge together with other nominees, Old Mutual boss Chris Kapanga, Grant Mwenechanya of Real Insurance, Welford Sabola of Wamkulu Palace and Iqbal Muhamad of Ninkawa Transport.
The nominated people will forfeit in form of charitable financial donation if they fail to take up the challenge in 24 hours.
Last week Friends of Limbani fundraising golf tournament which attracted 27 golfers including Chilima raised a total of K7 million out of the required K10 million.
The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research. It went viral on social media during July–August 2014.
Some individuals have opted to donate their money from the Ice Bucket Challenge to other Organisations. The challenge encourages nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and then nominating others to do the same.
A common stipulation is that nominated participants have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.