TNM’s supports child based cares in Zomba: #share the food initiative

In keeping with its tradition of sharing and giving to the needy during this festive season, TNM proudly announces the donation of food stuffs in Zomba targeting the most vulnerable and needy through #Share The Food initiative.

Mponda (L) handing over a bale of sugar to GVH Chiwaganya and Village head Nambwale.

Through the initiative which was launched on December 6, 2016  TNM employees in all the key regions of the country are making  corporate social responsibility contributions to underprivileged sections of society by the way of donating food stuffs that include maize.

Speaking during the donation in Zomba TNM’s Acting Head of Region South Bashir  Mponda said the donation is aiming to uplift the spirits of the needy by sharing with them some of the foods.

“As given the objective is to extend the spirit of sharing and love during Christmas and New Year. The festive season is the best time to reach out to those in need as they are faced with numerous challenges that make it difficult for them to afford a meal due,” Mponda said.

TNM employee in the four regions will donate the food to beneficiaries in Blantyre, Nsanje, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.

Receiving on behalf of Chipalawe nad Ana ndi Athu Child Based Cares Group Village headman Chiwanganya in Traditional Authority Mwambo thanked TNM for the support saying it will go a long way in alleviating food shortage.

The two Child Based Cares looks after over 300 children and amongst them are those with disabilities.

Donated items include 70 bags of maize and sugar.

In April President Peter Mutharika declared a state of emergency following drought that hit most parts of the country as a result of the El Nino weather phenomenon. He appealed for food aid from donor government and agencies.

According to the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC), over 6.5 million people face food shortage with women and children most affected.

The donated items includes maize, salt and sugar

TNM will spend over K5 million for the food donations.

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