By Nyasatimes.com (Alfred Chauwa)
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) inter- college youth wing has donated assorted items worth K400 000 to 53 postnatal mothers at Mitundu Community Hospital in the capital Lilongwe.
The DPP college youth cheering the mothers
Among others, the youths donated such items as soap, cooking oil and packets of sugar.
In an interview with Nyasa Times, DPP central region colleges youth director, Tennessee Chirambo, said: “We observed that our mothers in this hospital were lacking so many things after a needs assessment and we decided to come in and help.”
He added: “As responsible youths in this country we feel it is our responsibility to take part in contributing towards the development of this nation.”
According to Chirambo, they would soon be doing the same to Lumbadzi and Kawale hospitals.
Mitundu Community Hospital matron, Hanifa Likaka, said the donation had come at a right time.
“It will ease most of the problems these women are facing on day-to-day basis,” said Likaka.
Mitundu hospital is located in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Chiseka in Lilongwe district and delivers about 15 to 20 women per day.
By Martha Chikoti
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aspirant for Lilongwe City South West has pledged to support women and youths once elected as a Member of Parliament for the constituency.
The aspirant, Scholastica Chidyaonga, said this at a rally on Sunday held at Sese Ground in the constituency.
She said she wants to change the lives of women by introducing small scale businesses so that they can be independent.
“I know that that our children here walk a long distance to go to school due to shortage of schools and this will be my first thing to bring once elected and not forgetting a Health Centre to curb the problems of inadequate of health facilities,”
Chidyaonga explained.She then urged people who gathered at the place to elect her as legislator and DPP leader Peter Mutharika as president so that the party should continue developing this country.
On Saturday, the party also conducted a rally at Chinsapo at Chisomo Ground aimed at encouraging people to vote for the party come May 21.
Speaking at the occasion, Lilongwe City West aspirant Aggrey Masi said that under the leadership of Democratic Progressive Party he has managed to bring developmental projects such as electricity, tarmac roads and concrete bridges and urged people to re-elect him.