President Pete Mutharika Tuesday donated K500,000 cash and assorted items to 18 veteran soldiers at Cobbe Barracks in Zomba.
Speaking when he presented the items on behalf of the president, Director of Security and Advisor to the President on security matters, Norman Chisale said the president thought of giving something from his pocket to the ex-soldiers so that they can also cerebrate during this festive season.
Among the donated items were bags of fertiliser, sugar, cooking oil, blankets, beans and maize flour.
Chisale asked other organisations to emulate what the president has done. He said they should also donate to war veterans in Lilongwe.
Second in Command on administration unit, Raphael Mangochi Mbewe thanked the President for assisting the veteran soldiers who fought in two world wars.
“We are grateful to the President for the gifts that have been given to our war veterans,” he said.
He said there are a lot of things that these people lack especially this period of Christmas. One of the war veterans, who fought in World War Two who is also the chairperson of all veterans, Graciano Mpinda thanked the President saying the items would help them in their everyday life.
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