Chakwera hails overwhelming private support towards Presidential Charity Golf – fetches K406Million more than targetted

By Linda Kwanjana

Malawi President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera on Saturday commended companies and individuals for supporting his brainchild Presidential Charity Golf.

The president said was happy that out of K400 Million which was targetted the Charity Gold has fetched K406Million.

“The golfing community is back at the 18-hole Lilongwe Golf Course for the annual Presidential Charity Golf Tournament. This is a fundraiser initiative I founded last year to support needy and deserving students in public universities and offer humanitarian assistance to communities affected by Cyclone Freddy, ” he said.

The president said together with Vice President Right Honourable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima and an entire contingent of over 150 golfers dedicated time on the slick greens for the better part of the day for the noble cause.

“What is even more gratifying about this year’s tournament is that at tee-off we had already beaten the K400 million target, ” he said.

On 14 June 2023, President Chakwera through his Presidential Charity Initiative (PCI) handed over a total of K120 million to 427 needy university students from 6 public universities of MUBAS, LUANAR, MZUNI, UNIMA, MUST, and KUHES to help them settle their fees and access to some necessities in pursuing their education.

Making the donation at a ceremony that took place at Kamuzu Palace in the Capital Lilongwe, President Chakwera said good start is a greatest gift that one can give out, adding that having potential or skill is not enough if there is no one to offer support, resources, freedom, and encouragement to get started.