Blantyre-based Ngoni grouping known as Mapupo Ntcheu Group (MNG) on Monday donated assorted items worth K200,000 to Ntcheu District Hospital Paediatric Ward.
The grouping, which was formed as one way of preserving culture, said they have a responsibility to help the needy, hence donating the items to the hospital.
MNG Director of events, Charles Maleta said they noted the overcrowding of children at Ntcheu District Hospital Paediatric Ward, hence decided to mobilise resources and help out.
Some of the items the group donated include soap, sugar, kamba puffs, orange squash and salt.
He added that one of their key responsibilities is to make sure that they take part in assisting the needy.
“This forms our start. However, we will make sure that we reach out to more needy people in other areas,” he said.
Ntcheu District Hospital Nurse-In-Charge for paediatric ward Lyson Longwe hailed the group for the donation revealing that the ward has a capacity of 56 patients.
National secretary for Maseko Ngoni Heritage, Fred Gerson Dimba, hailed MNG for the donation, saying it has come at a right time and that it offered them something as the country celebrated the Independence Day on July 6.
Mapupo Ntcheu Group was launched in May this year following the creation of Angoni aku Ntcheu on social media two years ago by Limbani Moses.
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