People’s Party (PP) First Deputy Director of Political Affairs Levy Luwemba on Sunday donated food items totalling K220 000 to orphans in Lilongwe.
Some of the food items which were donated to the orphans selected in Lilongwe City East Constituency was flour, rice, sugar and salt.
Speaking at the function Luwemba said as a National Executive Member of the party, he thought it wise to emulate what President Joyce Banda is doing by reaching out to orphans and the less privileged with various donations.
He said he decided to assist the orphans following the call by the constituency’s social welfare committee.
“When I went there, I found out that there were a lot of orphans who have nowhere to go for assistance with some children as small as 12 years looking after their siblings. I didn’t hesitate to share a little something which I have than waiting for the leadership to come to their rescue taking into consideration that it is our responsibilities to give help to those that live around us,” said Luwemba who also donated plate, washing baskets and buckets.
Added Luwemba, “You may recall during the fundraising event for the hunger affected households in Malawi which was organised by the Presidential Initiative on Hunger and Poverty reduction, the president did appeal for more Malawians to donate to the hunger affected households in the country so this donation falls in this line.”
The Block Leader of the area Group Village Headman Jonathan Ngozo was all smiles for the donation.
“These are the children who have nowhere to go for assistance and seeing that there are some people with good intentions like these, we just thank God that these children will realise that they were born not to suffer,” he said.
Monica Malire, a Social Welfare Officer for the Area said those selected to receive the donation were those who are either living with very poor relations or they are living on their own.
“We have a lot of orphans who are in dire need of assistance in this are some who are even have no one to rely on, they looking after each other in a pathetic situations. These donations have come at a right time when we had nowhere to go for help,” she said.