A Malawian owned company Super Sakuwa Steel Limited has donated 1,620 iron sheets worth K7, 387 200 to 54 churches and mosques that were affected by torrential rains and winds in Mulanje Central Constituency.
The 12 feet iron sheets were presented in Lilongwe on Thursday to the constituency’s Member of Parliament who also Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa.
Super Sakuwa Steel Limited Sales Executive Innocent Chithonje said: “At our company, we look at the customers as the most important visitor on our premises, they are not dependent on us but we are dependent on them. These are the people who are the purpose of our survival, they are part of the company’s family and they deserve the same treatment we desire hence this donation after their MP has had asked us on their behalf.”
He added that their gesture of donating the iron sheets to the religious groupings was reached after noticing that government through the department of the natural disasters normally assist the affected people at household level.
“We know that government alone cannot manage to assist everyone at all levels but we need to come in to supplement where government cannot manage to assist,” he said.
On his remarks, Nankhumwa said that he thought it wise to reach out to some well wishers to come in and assist the religious groups which were affected by the rains after noticing that government is assisting people at the household level at the meantime.
“If you read the book of Haggai from verses 1-6 in the Bible you will find that God rebuked people of Israel living in comfort houses but there were no good temples, that’s why God sent Haggai to lead them in building the Temple.
“Again in the book of Mathew, we read that the Lord said seek me first and whatever you want shall be given. So, you cannot seek God in a desolate place that’s why I thought Wa cannot leave the home of the Lord desolate. I really thanks Super Sakuwa Steel Ltd for coming in and help the people of Mulanje central constituency,” he said.
The company manufactures various roofing products in different sizes and specifications that suites the customer’s needs and demands.
Among others, Super Sakuwa Steel Ltd manufactures versatile roofing materials like pre-painted or plain. IBR and Corrugated iron sheets in different gauges, top roll ridges, curved sheets and also have roofing nails.