Telecom Networks Malawi (TNM), one of the country’s mobile phone companies says it has set aside about MK1.2 million meant for thanking its customers for unfaltering support in using its services in the year just ending.
Company’s head for the southern region Tom Kaponda said this when the company was donating assorted items worth about MK300,000 to mothers in the postnatal ward at Zomba Central Hospital in Malawi’s southern second city of Zomba.
“As you know throughout the year, we have been taking from these people when they were buying our phones, airtime and paying for other services we offer. But now we feel we have the responsibility to pay back”, Kaponda said.
Kaponda said the donations were part of the company’s social and corporate responsibility saying similar donations will be made in the remaining three regions of South, Central and North.
One of the recipients from Matawale Township likened the donation to farm inputs free starter packs given to poor farmers by then ruling United Democratic Front government.
“It has reminded me of the farm input starter packs that was give to us by then ruling UDF. I have now I have got something to start from in caring for my baby, more especially soap and the bucket”, she said.
Similar comments were also replicated by the hospital’s in-charge of postnatal ward Delia Phanga who asked other organizations to take a leaf from TNM’s gesture.