Minister donates maize to the elderly

Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology Mark Botomani, who is also member of Parliament (MP) for Zomba Chisi, on Tuesday, took advantage of Mother’s Day holiday to cheer the elderly in his constituency.

The distribution reached out to over 260 households in Matiya Ward in Traditional Authority Mwambo.

Botomani (R) helps an elderly
carry a bag of maize

Botomani said he donated the maize to lessen hunger problem in the area, which is prone to flood occurrences.

“Although government has always assisted the people during lean periods, I also felt duty-bound as legislator for the area to do something,” he said.

Botomani also appealed to traditional leaders present during the distribution exercise to preach peace and coexistence in the area and urged all constituents to respect the elderly.

The minister pledged to reach out to the remaining three wards with different forms of donations and assistance.

Reacting to the gesture, group village head Makawa thanked Botomani for the donation which he hoped will support the livelihoods of the elderly persons.

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