Lilongwe, The Association of All Maseko Ngonis in Lilongwe (AAMNLL) Friday donated assorted items to the elderly and the orphans in six zones that fall under the chapter’s jurisdiction.
Chairman, Andrew Kamlopa Chisale, told Malawi News Agency (Mana) in an interview that the gesture was meant to complement the three pillars of Maseko Ngoni besides teaching the youngsters to grow with a giving spirit.
The elderly are true custodians of our culture, it is where we tap wisdom from and they need our support.
It pleased us to cheer them to symbolize love, peace and Godliness as our Paramount chief Inkosi Ya Makhosi always wishes us to live harmoniously with each other, Kamlopa Chisale said.
He hinted that apart from these donations, girls and some needy students who were selected into various secondary schools from Lilongwe chapter in 2017/2018 academic calendar were given different school items like, exercise books, pens and laundry soap.
Deputy Social Welfare chairperson for the association, Enetti Kam’gwawo said this activity will be a continued process because it will help elderly and needy Ngonis to feel as real members of this cultural grouping.
This is just the onset of many other charitable activities; our social welfare committee has lined up a series of charity work ahead of us.
We appeal for support from the membership of this cultural grouping so that we realize our goals, Kam’gwawo said adding that items they donated are worth K300, 000.
Some of the zones that benefited included Chinsapo, Area 25-Mgona, Kauma-Area 12, Kawale-44 and Area 36 �Kaphiri.
Kam’gwawo said they are planning to reach out 56 students and 45 elderly people in remaining zones Lumbadzi and Area 49.
One of the beneficiaries is Violet Jossam, 87, from Kwiya Village, Traditional Authority Ganya in Ntcheu who thanked the leadership of Lilongwe for this gesture.
I have received a package containing cooking oil, packets of sugar, laundry soap and rice for Christmas and New Year celebration. I am thankful to them for such a gift, Jossam said.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA