Arnold Mnelemba- Contributor
Former President Dr. Joyce Banda has taken a step further in continuing with her charity works as she reached out to children and women living positively with HIV/AIDS on Saturday morning in complimenting government’s efforts of making Malawi a better place for all.
The former Malawi leader who is also People’s Party (PP) President spent her day in the community in Domasi doing her outreach work where she distributed fortified food packs to women living positively with HIV/AIDS.
Banda said, “Research is telling us that those with underlying health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, HIV/AIDS and other complications are vulnerable when it comes to Covid 19 and it is incumbent upon all of us in our respective personal capacities to help government sensitize the communities and help in whatever little way we can to enable them access clean water for hygiene, nutritious food as well as masks.”
She further said that she is very committed to see lives of rural people especially the poor and the vulnerables transformed for the better.
“I shall praise God forever for his favour that I can be able to do this work for over 40 years and I will continue reaching out to my fellow women and children as this is my calling,” said Banda.
As a way of promoting education through school feeding program, Dr. Banda hinted that she will continue feeding orphans and vulnerable children.
”At this centre, we have 350 children and we have 10 centres in Zomba Malosa and 31 centres in some districts across Malawi. After closure of four months due to Covid 19, we reopened the first feeding centre this past week at the Joyce Banda Foundation Community Centre in Kalembo Village, Group Village Headman Ntogolo, Traditional Authority, (T/A) Malemia in Zomba Called Nsigalira named after my great grandmother,” she said.
The former Malawi President is also implementing a project of making and distributing reusable masks countrywide.
“I am pleased that today, we received a donation of sewing machines from a well-wisher to enable us reach out to many with the reusable face masks,” said Banda.
Dr Joyce Banda is well known for her charity works as she is recognized internationally for impacting lives of many including women, children and the vulnerable.