By: Thula Chisamba
Malawi’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), cadets have donated assorted items to flood victims at Kawuwa Primary School, in Mzuzu city.
In his remarks, spokesperson for the cadets, John Nkhamule, said as DPP youths, they were shocked upon learning about the disaster hence the donation.
He said, they are very touched and moved to see thousands of Malawians displaced and hungry hence calling upon other well-wishers to follow suit in lending a hand to the affected families.
“We have donated goods worth, MWK1.5 million, all through contributions amongst our team but looking at the casualties, we feel as if we would have done much more than this,” he said.
However, historically, DPP cadets are known as violent panga wielding thugs, who do nothing better than chopping off people’s heads.
When asked about those claims and how have they for once thought of cleaning their image, by joining the cooperate world, in lending a hand to the flood victims? The cadets’ spokesperson had this to say,
“Firstly, let me beg to differ with such claims, at DPP we are not as people paint us. You know, our leader Professor Peter Mutharika, can’t condone thugs.
To answer your question, we have thought of helping not to clean our image but as i have already said, we are shocked with the disaster,” said Nkhambule.
On his part, Masasa ward councillor, Yona Mkandawire, hailed the cadets for their holistic approach, citing the donation has come in time as many people are still destitute owing to the disaster.
Mkandawire, therefore, urged other well-wishers to follow suit, because many victims are still suffering.
“Tomorrow we should hear that you the media guys are donating something. Much as you already help by letting the world know about this, we are looking forward to having your help,” said Mkandawire.
The Malawi Star can establish that as the rains persist, casualties are multiplying such that as of Tuesday, hundreds of houses collapsed in townships like Sonda in the city.
The city council through department of disaster relief is also donating assorted items to victims across the city