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Lazarus Chakwera fulfills William Kachigamba’s pledge

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President Lazarus Chakwera has finally fulfilled his pledge of supporting Lilongwe -based musician William Kachigamba by donating K2 million.

President Chakwera donated the money on Tuesday to Patience Namadingo through his Advisor on Arts and Youth– Soldier Lucius Banda.

“This is the money the President of this country McCarthy Chakwera pledged to contribute when I humbly brought it to his knowledge,” Lucius wrote on his Facebook page.

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Lucius hailed President Chakwera for responding positively.

“Artists and young people who I have associated with for a longtime must be excited and support this administration because it’s the first time ever to have an advisory to the President on Arts and Youth” he said.

Lucius also thanked Namadingo for his selfless acts to help disadvantaged people.

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Namadingo also thanked President Chakwera for fulfilling the pledge saying it would go a long way to help Kachigamba seek medical needs.

“Although we managed to raise the K3 million, there are a lot of other things that needs to be fixed and this money will go towards that,” he said.

Meanwhile, Namadingo said Kachigamba, who is a fan of his music would be going for medical treatment today.

“We were waiting for results of Covid-19 pandemic tests which have just come in today (yesterday) and so, tomorrow (today) they are leaving,” he said.

Kachigamba was diagnosed of cancer and appealed for help from well-wishers to support him with K3 million to travel to Zambia for medical attention.

His call forced Namadingo to go on a fundraising drive of raising K3 million by posing as a statue at the proposed Mahatma Gandhi site near Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.

President Chakwera came in with his pledge later during the fundraiser after Namadingo had already raised over K3 million.

In total, Namadingo, who is using a tagline known as ‘The Currency is Love’, raised over K4.7 million excluding President Chakwera’s pledge.

Politician Atupele Muluzi also donated K1 million towards the cause.

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