Chakwera Tigwirane Manja initiative starts bearing fruits as K500Mn deposited for housing project

By Linda Kwanjana

When Malawi President Dr Lazarus Chakwera launched Tigwirane Manja Campaign, the same people praising the project heckled the initiative while describing it a waste of time and resources.

Out of all the former heads invited, only Bakili Muluzi and Joyce Banda showed up for the initiative.

The initiative has paid off millions in dividends.

Just a day ago Former President Dr Bakili Muluzi, in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for Cyclone Freddy, has announced that the Dozy Mmobuosi Fondation has made a deposit of K500 million for the construction of 75 houses for Tropical Cyclone Freddy survivors in Zomba and Phalombe.

Mmobuosi, a Nigerian author and entrepreneur committed K500 million into the Tigwirane Manja Housing Project which will see 75 houses being constructed in Phalombe and Zomba districts.

Muluzi made the announcement at BCA Hill in Blantyre on Tuesday during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) which has been tasked to spearhead the construction of the houses.

He said the money has already been deposited into MRCS’s account.

“These funds that have come under Tigwirane Manja initiative will go directly to the construction of the houses and provision of other vital shelter to the affected individuals and families,” he said.

Muluzi applauded Mmobuosi Foundation for the support and compassion towards the people of Malawi saying it will have a profound impact on the lives of those displaced and are in urgent need of assistance.

MRCS President, Innocent Majiya said the signing of the MoU signifies the strong partnership and trust that government has in Red Cross.

He joined Muluzi in commending the Foundation for its support towards the affected households saying the organisation is geared to construct standard and durable houses that will withstand natural disasters.

According to Majiya, 45 houses will be constructed in Phalombe while Zomba will have 30, in an exercise that is expected to last four months.

Tigwirane Manja was a Campaign which Chakwera launched to ease pain which the Tropical freddy survivors endured.


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