Sunday, May 26, 2024

Malawi Presidential Golf Raises K406 Million for Needy Students and Cyclone Freddy Survivors

Malawi President and Vice President Saulos Chilima

The Presidential Charity Golf Tournament, held at the Lilongwe Golf Club on Saturday, generated K406 million in funds. These funds will be allocated to assist financially challenged university students and individuals affected by Cyclone Freddy in Malawi.

President Lazarus Chakwera, who actively took part in the tournament, expressed his appreciation for the dedication and substantial backing displayed by the event’s participants. The tournament attracted various organizations and drew more than 150 golfers.

“I’m overwhelmed with how people have come out in large numbers; this charity tournament will help university students who are struggling to find fees and Cyclone Freddy victims,” said Chakwera.

Chakwera further appealed to sponsors and all well-wishers to continue supporting the initiative, as it positively changes the lives of many people in the country.

“It’s high time Malawians were helping each other without waiting for donors to come in, and I hope that all the funds raised here will work for the intended purpose,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of First Capital Bank (FCB), the sponsors of the initiative, Chief Executive Officer Agness Jazza said it is encouraging to see government and private stakeholders joining hands in the charity tournament.

“As FCB we are committed to make an impact in the society which we live in. We are going to continue to give a helping hand to those affected by Cyclone Freddy and the needy students,” assured Jazza.

Additionally, addressing the gathering, Gift Chidya Gondwe, the president of the Golf Union in Malawi, noted that the funds generated from the charitable tournament will have a significant impact on the lives of the less privileged in the nation.

This year’s tournament has exceeded the initial goal by K6 million and has also raised more funds compared to last year’s event, which collected K280 million.


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