Midpoint limited donates cash to Tropical Storm Ana victims

Midpoint Limited Company, a supplier of medical equipment plying its trade in Area 3; Lilongwe has donated MK500,000.00 towards responding to the needs of people affected by Tropical Storm ANA.

Handing over the cheque to Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) officials at Capital Hill in Lilongwe, Midpoint Limited Operations Manager Vipin Pillai said the gesture comes as a way of answering to President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera's appeal for assistance after he declared a state of disaster.

Pillai said it is a cooperate responsibility of every company to join hands with those in need when such circumstances arise.

“As a cooperate company in Malawi, we felt the urge to join other stakeholders to extend a hand to people affected by ANA.

“We believe that this contribution will cater for some needs of the affected and make a difference in their lives,” said Pillai.

In his remarks, DoDMA’s Deputy Director of Response, Fyawupi Mwafongo thanked Midpoint Limited for the gesture and positively responding to the President’s call.

Mwafongo (R) receiving the cheque from Pillai

“Currently, the department is working on decommissioning the camps which will require that the affected get packages that will assist them to settle.

“We are still mobilizing resources for those affected by Tropical Storm ANA, and shelter still remains one of the key needs. The funds you have provided today will greatly assist the department in the procurement of necessary shelter materials,” said Mwafongo.

He then appealed to companies, individuals and other stakeholders to emulate Midpoint Limited’s gesture.