By Bertha Chirwa – Malawi Exclusive
MCP Regional Governor for the South Peter Simbi has commended MCP youths grouping called the Brand Ambassadors Malawi for their kind gesture in helping the elderly with some basic necessities.
The grouping on Wednesday visited elderly in the area of Wizalamu Village Traditional Authority Ngabu in Chikwawa district where they distributed some assorted items including sugar, cooking oil, bathing and washing tablets soap, soya pieces, matches and maize flour amounting to K200,000.
The gesture aims at getting back to their roots especially veterans who dates back to the Dr Kamuzu Banda’s era and are still rallying behind the MCP party.
Simbi said he is delighted to see the youths taking a leading role in helping the needy especially the elderly who have served the party with diligence and honor.
“I am delighted to witness our youths taking apart in remembering some of our elders with some items which they need most in their lives. These veterans have come a long way in serving the party till today and they need our support”. He said.
Brand ambassadors Malawi Chairperson Alick Mwale said they will continue with the gesture with the little they have which will go a long way in easing some economic woes that the veterans who are now old are going through in their day to day life.
” We want to resurrect and maintain our structures which we believe has bearing on the strength of our party and our elders are the ones who can lead us and help us whenever we need their inputs as party veterans. We believe it is our responsibility to take care of them and appreciate the role they played in as far as the strength of the party is concerned”. He said.
And Aliyanesi Siyamphanje who is in her 80’s from Wizalamu Village, Traditional Authority Ngabu expressed happiness with the gifts she has received saying it will go a long way.
” I have been facing a lot of challenges in my day to day life but now i have something to eat today and tomorrow. I thank the youths for the gesture and it’s my plea that they should not stop here”. She said.
The activity also comes as Malawi is today commemorating it’s 58 years of Independence .