Malawi President Joyce Banda has distributed food hampers to Muslims that are observing the month of Ramadan in 14 mosques in the country.
The President made the pledge when she sent a goodwill message to Muslims in the country at the beginning of the month of Ramadan.
State House press secretary Steve Nhlane in an interview on Thursday confirmed distribution of the food hampers to the mosques in some districts in the Southern Region, which the President has been assisting.
The districts that received the hampers included Mangochi, Machinga, Zomba and Mulanje.
Mangochi South Member of Parliament Yusuf Matumula said his constituency benefited from the distribution, disclosing that five mosques received hampers that contained maize flour, rice, salt, milk biscuits and juice to help them when they break the fast.
Matumula thanked the President for her gesture, saying his constituency received 6.5 tonnes.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims worldwide observe fasting.
The annual observance is regarded as one of the five pillars of Islam and the month lasts 29 to 30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon.