Protea Hotels Ryalls on Friday donated relief items to about 200 disaster victims living in camps in Blantyre City’s Bangwe area.
Receiving the items on behalf of the victims, Blantyre City Mayor Noel Chalamanda warned the beneficiaries against the temptation of selling them.
Chalamanda also appealed for love among the victims saying those that have received, should give a chance to others when other items come.
“Let me warn you against selling these items. If we find out that one has sold the items, we will come after you because Protea Hotels Ryalls could have used the money to make profits but they decided to assist us,” said Chalamanda.
Protea Hotel Ryalls Sales & Marketing Executive Florentine Kabefu said her company was touched with what had happened and management decided to do something to avert the suffering of the victims.
“We are glad that we could do something. Our gesture may be small but we believe it will make a difference. Life in camps can be hectic and we wish you all the best as you try to rebuild your lives,” said Kabefu.
Protea Hotel Ryalls donated 190 blankets, 190 bags of flour weighing 10kgs each, 190 packs of beans weighing 5Kgs, 200 plates, 200 cups, 190 bed sheets, 190 bath towels, 190 hand towels, 190 pillows and 190 pillow cases.
Beneficiaries were from Bangwe camp (47 people), BCA Camp (50 people), Mondiwa camp (35 people) and William Mosque camp (55 people).