Malawi Vice-President Saulosi Chilima will tee-off a fundraising golf tournament for ailing veteran journalist Limbani Moya at the Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) tomorrow. Moya requires over K10 million for a kidney transplant in India.
According to a member of Friends of Limbani, Anthony Kasunda, Chilima will tee-off at 12:30pm alongside Hotel Victoria, Countrywide Car Hire and other companies or individuals that will meet K1 million tee-off fee each.
“As organisers of this event, we are grateful to the Vice-President who did not hasitate to be counted in after we talked to him about the issue. In his own words he said, ‘we have a duty to save a life.’ We do not take this honour for granted,” Kasunda said.
Moya, who has worked for media houses such as Nation Publications Limited (NPL) and Blantyre Newspapers Limited (BNL) for years, was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2012 .
He has since been receiving medical treatment at various hospitals in Malawi and South Africa, but now he requires a transplant in India.
Kasunda said Friends of Limbani was introduced purely to help a fellow Malawian to access treatment and he thanked companies and individuals for putting their names up for tomorrow’s charity golf.
“As fellow citizens, we needed to do something to help our friend. We are also grateful to companies and individuals for their support because it is in times like these that we can show our care. For a company to register a team in the contest, it has to pay K70 000,” he said.
Several companies, including National Bank of Malawi, Macra, Sunbird Tourism Limited and Resorts, Protea Ryalls Hotel, Agri Courier, Combine Cargo, FD Communications and Malawian Airlines have contributed towards the noble cause. Individuals, including Thom Chiumia, Brian Ligomeka, Annie Magola and Stanely Onjezani have also put in financial support.
For any donations towards the cause, an account with First Merchant Bank has been opened with an account name Friends of Limbani at Blantyre branch. Account number is 5200740001.