By Linda Kwanjana
It was all smiles at Maleza Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mbwatalika in Lilongwe when the Minister of Gender , disability, community and social welfare , Jean Muonaomuuza Sendeza together with God’s Touch officials visited the area to distribute various food and non food items to the members of the community.
Speaking during the event , the Minister said was deeply concerned with the what she saw in the area where one family has four children with disability challenges.
The Minister urged the community to help the family since they cannot engage themselves in economic activities.
The Minister alongside the God’s Touch officials donated food items such as maize and wheelchair.
Hon Sendeza also promised that she will build a house for the family of four people who are failing to take care since the father in that house died a few years ago.
During the function, Sendeza appealed to Malawians to pray for good rains so that the country do not have food shortage.
The Minister also challenged the leaders in the area to prioritize vulnerable people in food distribution.
“Nzomvetsa chisoni kuti thandizo likabwela anthu ovutikitsitsa salandila nawo. Izi nzofunika kuti zithe. Tiyeni pakabwela zolemba lemba tiziyambira anthu onvutika,”
In his statement God’s Touch Chairperson Auxencio Chiwaya Thunyako commended the Minister for joining the campaign of providing good life to the disability strike. family.
Chiwaya said his organization has already worked tireless to send one boy from the family for rehabilitation and that he is now walking.
Chiwaya said with the help of God’s touch Chifundo has been operated by God’s grace he will be able to walk and even play football soon.The other one has been given a wheelchair which will help her in moving to school, church and another place she wishes to be.
“We do everything through contributions from our pockets. It must be noted that we are from the party but we understand there is more to politics than just looking at votes, ” he said.