By Bernard Mhone:
Innobuild Private Limited has fulfilled its pledge after handing over plots to athlete Asimenye Simwaka and her coach Pachisi Nyasulu following the athlete’s exploits at the 2022 Birmingham, Commonwealth Games.
Simwaka and Nyasulu were each given 15 by 30m plot at Dunduzu in Mzuzu City on Sunday.
Innobuild’s Regional Manager for the North Stuart Swira said they decided to honour Simwaka after she made history when she became the first local athlete to qualify for 400m final at the Commonwealth Games.
“We made this pledge when they arrived at Kamuzu International Airport and we have fulfilled our promise. We want to encourage other athletes to emulate Asimenye’s performance as such things do not come on a silver platter,” Swira said.
Nyasulu, who also spoke on behalf of Simwaka, thanked Innobuild for fulfilling its promise.
“It is easy to say than to act, Innobuild has done it and we are proud of them. We have agreed with my athlete not to sell this plot. We will soon start building our houses. This is a memorable gift in recognition to our success at Commonwealth Games,” he said.
Simwaka received the plot in absentia as she was with the Malawi Women’s National Team in camp in readiness for the 2022 Cosafa Women’s Championship scheduled to start today to September 11 in South Africa.