Member Of Parliament Commends MAM On Maize Donation
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member of parliament for Chikhwawa Central who doubles as Chairperson for Muslim Association of Malawi in the district Zaheer Issa has commended Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) for the donation the organisation has given to 800 families in his constituency in Chikwawa district.
The distribution exercise took place on Saturday at St. Mathews Primary School in his constituency. Since the 2013/2014 devastating floods, MAM through the Kuwait based NGO Revival of the Islamic Heritage Society has been assisting the people in Chikwawa district with relief maize.
According to MAM’s project Manager, Sheikh Farook Juma Chibaya told the media that this time around, the donation is worth 2.4 Million Kwacha which has benefitted 800 household. Speaking to Insight Bulletin, MAM’s District Chairperson who is also member of parliament for the area Zaheer Issa praised MAM and its leadership for the relief aid which he said has come at the right time when his constituency is in dire need as armyworms have destroyed the maize crop.
“This donation is timely I thank the Chairman of the organization Sheikh Idrissa Muhammad who I work with. It has come at a time when people have lost hope of harvesting anything from their fields as army worms have really disappointed us not only in our area but the entire nation, I know that Government is doing what it can in order to help people but government cannot do it alone, we need some organisations to do like what MAM is doing today.” he said
Before distribution took place, Sheikh Muhammad Ismail Almandani leader of delegation told the beneficiaries that his organisation is doing this for the love of fellow human beings who are disadvantaged.
“I am here on behalf of the people of Kuwait today to distribute these bags of maize to you, not for any other reason but because we are all human beings, we feel the pain just as you do, we have learned from the Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him who said that “He whose property exceed his needs, let him support the one whose property does not (meet his needs), and he whose food exceeds his needs, let him share it with those who do not have food. “It is from this background that you have seen us here today.” he lamented.