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Monday, 01 June 2020 07:36

Muluzi donates maize flour and soap to the needy in Mzuzu

Written by  Wisdom Ngwira

Mzuzu, June 1, 2020: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and United Democratic Front (UDF) Alliance running mate for the forthcoming fresh Presidential election, Atupele Muluzi has donated maize flour to 400 needy households in Mzuzu.

Speaking Sunday at Katoto Secondary Ground when he led DPP and UDF leaders in a charity initiative during which he distributed maize flour to the needy, Muluzi called for the need for Malawians to be united.

He said he was sent by the President, Prof. Peter Mutharika to deliver the donation on his behalf and that noting the high turnout of the needy.

Muluzi pledged that he would on Tuesday district 10,000 tablets of soap and maize flour bags respectively.

 “I want to ask fellow politicians to make sure that they take a leading role in encouraging their supporters to live peacefully and assist each other in times of need so as to promote development in the country,” he said.

 Since last year, the country has been going through difficult times as evidenced by protests and demonstrations which in most cases turned violent leading to destruction of both public and private property.

“Many businesses came to a halt as a result of such demonstrations which is negatively affected and continue to affect the country’s economy. It was for this reason that I am in Mzuzu to provide the little that I have to cushion people’s livelihoods which were disturbed by following the demonstrations.

We are one Malawi and despite having different political views, we need to co-exist peacefully for the good of our country,” Muluzi said.

DPP Regional Governor for the North, Christopher Mzomera Ngwira said the people in the region suffered heavily during the 12 months demonstrations which were being staged by Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) and opposition parties.

“As a region, we experienced heavy damage of property and businesses and I believe it would take long to recover from such damages mainly at household levels.

Each of the beneficiaries who were all not in any party regalia went away with 25 kilogramme of flour and tablets of soap.