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FVM distributes buckets and soap to chiefs in Zomba

Written by  Thandizo Chadzandiyani

Zomba, May 20, 2020: Future Vision Ministries (FVM), a faith-based organisation in Zomba, has distributed 20 buckets and 20 bars of soap to Group Village Heads (GHVs) under Traditional Authority M’mbiza as one way of enhancing the fight against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).


Speaking when he made the donation on Monday, FVM Country Manager, Newton Sindo said the organisation decided to donate buckets and soap to chiefs considering that they interact with many people in the course of discharging their duties.


“Apart from receiving visitors, chiefs are also custodians of development and as such, they convene several meetings to do with development.


“It is for this reason that we decided to support the chiefs with buckets and soap,” Sindo said.


He said Covid-19 is real and that it is important to intensify preventive measures, which, among others, include hand washing with soap, observing social distance and refraining from unnecessary travel.


In his remarks, GVH Taulo hailed Future Vision Ministries for the gesture, describing it as timely.


Taulo said on their own, the chiefs could not afford to buy soap and the buckets, saying: “As leaders we can’t go preaching about COVID-19 when we are not following any of the said measures, especially the one to do with hand washing with soap.”


“We really appreciate the support and we will continue spreading the messages in all our areas,” he added.


Precious Chipatala, a Health Surveillance Assistant (HSA) for the area said the only way to fight against the coronavirus is by joint efforts between government and the private sector.


“Let me take advantage of this meeting to encourage chiefs to continue with the door-to-door awareness to ensure people in the communities have the right information and most significantly, they are able to follow laid down preventive measures,” Chipatala said.


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