Ekwaiweni Tafika Youth Organisation in Mzimba has reached 14 000 families in the district with personal protective equipments (PPE’s) valued at K14 million.
The equipments that have been distributed to Traditional Authorities Mtwalo and Kampingo Sibande include face masks, soap and washing buckets.
Handing over the equipments in group village Mopho Jere on Thursday, the organisation executive director Shupo Kumwenda said they embarked on distributing the PPE’s after noticing that majority of the rural masses in the area were not reached with the equipments.
He said rural masses equally need to be protected from the pandemic.
Kumwenda further said government have sidelined Community Based Organisations (CBO’s) in the fight against the pandemic a situation that have led to plenty of rural masses being left without PPE’s and preventive information.
“The rural masses were left out in the provision of PPE’s. We thank Walkers, Banana Box and Smileawi for the support that has enabled us to procure the PPE’s for distribution here. It is important that we should not left rural masses with the preventive support if we are serious of defeating the pandemic,” he said.
With the same support, the organisation has also constructed a borehole in the area that is benefiting seven villages to enhance good hygiene practices amid the pandemic.
Group Village Mopho Jere commended the organisation for the effort that has gone a long way in the fight against the pandemic at the rural setting.
He then asked the organisation to continue with the program until the fight against the pandemic is won.
“There are still a good number of people that needs this support. It is our plea that you will extend your hand to them,” said group village head Jere.