World Vision Malawi (WVM) has handed over vehicles and other equipment to Thyolo District Council to enable it continue with the nutrition project which the organisation wound up in the district.
The equipment, which included three vehicles, nine motorcycles, nine office desks, 13 laptops and chairs and other office accessories, will help the council to sustain the project as WVM bids farewell following the expiry of the project which started in February 2015 up to August 2017.
Speaking at a handover ceremony last week at Thyolo District Council offices, chief nutrition officer in the Department of Nutrition, HIV and Aids in the Ministry of Health and Population Services Kondwani Mpeniuwawa hailed WVM for the project that has seen a reduction in malnutrition cases of children from 47 percent in 2015 to 36 percent in 2017.
“We thank WVM for reducing stunting. We also thank them for laying down structures on the ground that government will be using as we continue with the project,” he said.
In his remarks, WVM associate director for Southern Region Jane Makina said she was satisfied with what her organisation achieved in two years.
The council’s chairperson Amos Bakili said they would use the equipment for its intended purpose. n