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Darusunnah Gives Rapid Response to Presidential Call.

Darusunnah Gives Rapid Response to Presidential Call.

On March 23, the President of the Republic of Malawi Dr. Lazarus Chakwera addressed the nation on challenges the country is going through. In his address, the President, exercising the powers conferred upon him by Section 37 (1) of the Disaster Risk Management Act (2023), declared 23 out of 28 districts in Malawi a state of disaster.

This comes following to the impact of El Nino that led to prolonged dry spell in some parts of the country, and floods in others.

Chakwera called upon Malawians of good will, development partners, and the entire international community to join his Stop Hunger initiative.

Responding to the presidential call, the Darusunnah Foundation swiftly embarked on an exercise to distribute food packs to needy households in the districts of Dedza, Mangochi, Salima and Blantyre.

According to the chief secretary of the organization Abdurahman Chowe, 5000 people have so far benefited. In one of the distribution points conducted at Mpingwe Sports Club in Blantyre, 1000 women from vulnerable households were given food packs with each receiving 25 kg of maize flour and 20 packets of soya pieces.

“We are distributing this in response to the call by the President, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, to reach out to affected people,” Abdurahman Chowe said.

Chowe further expressed his gratitude to the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Darul Birr organization for the support of relief food items worth 60 million Kwacha.

“This donation will help alleviate hunger experienced by a lot of needy and poor families due to low crop yields this year,” Chowe added.

In her remarks, vice secretary for Muslim Women Organization (MWO) Emma Tepani commended the Darusunnah Foundation for the timely assistance.

“This is not the first time Muslim women organizations have been assisted by Darusunnah; we were also assisted with office computers some time back,” Tepani said.

One of the beneficiaries, Chewilaga from Ndirande in Blantyre, expressed gratitude adding that the donation will help her to put food on the table for her family.

The occasion was graced by the presence of the National Chairman of the Muslim Association of Malawi His Eminence Sheikh Muhammad Idrissa, the Director of Darusunnah Foundation Mufti Ismail Allan, Sheikh Jafar Chawala, Sister Jamilah Lile from the Kanjeza Sisters, and other respected sheikhs and sheikhats from Blantyre district.

Sheikh Muhammad Idrissa applauded Darusunnah for its tireless efforts in easing challenges faced by Malawians through implementation of various developmental projects.

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