Chileka-based reggae outfit Black Missionaries will tomorrow host a charity show at Mibawa Hall in Blantyre organised by Blantyre Press Club (BPC) to raise funds for flood victims.
BPC president Blessings Kanache says the funds will be used to buy relief items to be distributed to some of the victims of natural disasters which affected 17 of the country’s 28 districts.
“Realising that there are thousands of people in 17 districts in dire need of support, BPC decided to lead by example. We are journalists yes, but we are Malawians first and those suffering are our brothers and sisters.
“This is the more reason we decided to partner with some media houses in the country and the Black Missionaries to organise a fundraising show,” he said.
Kanache said the club is saddened that a majority of those suffering are children who have lost everything, including food and school materials.
“We are aware that people have items such as clothes, shoes, kitchen utensils and pails that they don’t use. We are encouraging them to bring them so that we donate them to the affected,” he said.
Kanache said the club is working with several partners, including the Malawi Red Cross Society, to ensure that every tambala collected reaches beneficiaries.
“The event is targeting to raise between K2 million and K3 million. We plan to donate to Chikwawa because it is one of the worst affected districts,” he said.
Black Missionaries leader Anjiru Fumulani says every individual has a role to play in alleviating the suffering of those affected.
“As a group, we are citizens of Malawi and we have seen the need to help the flood victims. It’s not possible for every person to spend actual money in aid of the victims. That is why we have used our talent to join hands with other partners,” he said.
Fumulani said the group has waived hiring fees such that BPC will only spend on their transport while Mibawa has provided the equipment.