US-based Malawian Matengula donates bicycle ambulances to Lilongwe communities

United States-based Malawian Michael Matengula has donated three bicycle ambulances to people of Lilongwe Mpenu Constituency in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mazengera.

Mkaka (L) receives the bicycles from Matengula (standing next to him).-Photo by Chimwemwe Njoloma

In an interview, the donor, who is a board member of Malawi Diaspora Network, said he wanted to ease transportation challenges in the area.

“Our research found out that people use wheelbarrows, ox-carts and bicycles to transport patients to hospital,” he said.

Matengula also said he is focusing on three areas, namely water, transport and energy solutions in the area.

“Malawians in Texas, United States under the banner of Malawians in Texas Organisation have joined the cause and are distributing the bicycles in the country to ensure that each constituency owns one or two bikes,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of beneficiaries, Group village head Namulera said the bicycles will help people transport patients to hospital.

“We cannot afford to hire vehicles because they are expensive,” he said.

Lilongwe Mpenu legislator Eisenhower Mkaka, who is also Minister of Foreign Affair and International Realations, commended Matengula for the initiative.

“We cannot only rely on ambulances to ferry patients from their homes to hospital because the demand is high; hence, the need for alternative means of transport,” he said.

Matengula made the donation under his real estate firm Sharp Valley Holdings Limited.

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Daniso Longwe
Daniso Longwe
1 year ago

Matengula is in Malawi because he took people’s goods to send to Malawi in one of the trucks he was aiding and abetting in the money laundering schemes of the past DPP cadets. He couldn’t clear the goods and people were on his neck for months. Matengula is a crook.

1 year ago

This guy is a con artist. In this just ended government he was helping the DPP ministers and MP’s money launder. He was helping them buy cars and trucks. People don’t be cheated

1 year ago

Good gesture

1 year ago
Reply to  Kumudzi

I wish Nyasa times could have contacted someone in Malawians in Texas before publication. This is not a good gesture but rather a personal agenda for his own benefits. I have been following the Ambubike Project for 5 years now and donated money to it , this is a well crafted project by Malawians in Texas Organization and this organization is not learning from Michael, it was Michael that store this idea from the organization . Did you know this organization has donated in all regions in Southern Malawi ? There are respected people and organizations behind this project that… Read more »

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