Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (Mubas) staff donated relief items worth over K1 million to flood survivors at Medram Camp in Chikwawa on Saturday.
Interestingly, Mubas staff members presented the items after walking down the 20 kilometre slopes between Milare Police Road Block and Thabwa Road Block. They also walked on their way back.
Mubas Chairperson Deans Mphatso Kamndaya, who represented the university’s acting vice-chancellor Nancy Chitera, said it was important to combine exercise and the charitable activity to kill two birds with one stone.
“Every month we engage in the fun walk in this area to be fit, deal with stress and promote oneness among staff members. This time, we thought of adding charity to our activities today to help our brothers and sisters that lost their valuables to floods,” he said after presenting the items that included sugar, soap and candles to at least 40 survivors of devastating floods due to the effects of Tropical Storm Ana in the Lower Shire.
Traditional Authority Mlilima hailed Mubas staff for assisting the community.
“This is what we want at a time like this. We are thankful to Mubas for this support, which will go a long way in relieving the pain of the flood survivors. Let me take this opportunity to ask for more support from well-wishers,” he said.