By Jackson Sichali
The newly-constructed Zolozolo Health Centre in Mzuzu is expected to save thousands of locals from untimely deaths, local authorities have said.
Residents in Zolozolo who have for so long been failing to access adequate medical attention can now breathe a sigh of relief as a health facility is now in their midst.
Construction of the hospital has been funded by the Mzuzu City Council and Press Trust following different complaints done by the residents.
According to Mzuzu City Council, Chief Executive Officer Dr Macloud Kadammanja , the construction of the health centre follows a proposal made by the City Council to Press Trust to upgrade the then under-five clinic to a full health facility.
“The City Council was concerned that people from Zolozolo were moving a long distance to access medical services and that is why we had to contact Press Trust for the assistance. Today we can say our goal has been achieved.” said Kadammanja.
He said the initiative follows a proposal by the City Council to Press Trust to help upgrade the under-five clinic to a fully-fledged health facility to enable easy access to health care among Zolozolo residents and people from the surrounding areas.
Commenting on the establishment of the health facility, Senior Block Leader for Zolozolo, Japhet Mkandawire said the facility will greatly improve the health welfare of people in the area which is facing many health problems including poor sanitation and malaria.
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By Constance Pindikani
Timusopenge Care and Share Foundation has donated various assorted items to the needy people living in and around Lupaso residential area in Mzuzu.
Speaking at the organization’s premises on Friday, where the donation was made, Martha Msowoya, who is the founder of the organisation says she wants to help vulnerable people in the society in so many ways.
“Helping people is my mission, and I wish to urge well-wishers to help me in reaching out to more people, because I can hardly manage on my own. But whatever the case I will be helping these people in so many ways for the goodness of our society.” said Msowoya.
She however repudiated claims made by many people that those who help others want monetary benefits in return. According to her, helping others is free will and she does not expect anything in return.
Sharing the same thoughts as Msowoya’s is Samuel Kalinda who is an Agricultural Extension Development Officer. According to Kalinda, he would like to partner with her organization in order to improve the nutrition status of those vulnerable.
“I dream of forming a partnership with Timusopenge Care and Share foundation. This will help in improving the diet of those vulnerable people in our society.” Said Kalinda.
Wainga Singini, Village Headman for Lupaso hailed Msowoya for her endless effort in eradicating problems in the society. He further appealed to all well-wishers to work hand in hand with Msowoya to improve the well-being of people.
Timusopenge Care and Share Foundation is a non-profit organization. Based in Mzuzu’s Lupaso residential area, it has also a Community Based Child Care, a women empowerment organisation, among other things. The donation comprised soap, juice, food, clothes, plus many other things.