BY SHARON JUMBE:
Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE)-listed integrated mobile network service provider, TNM plc, on Wednesday donated food items worth about K500, 000 to war veterans in Zomba District.
The donation, made in partnership with Memorable Order of Tin Hats in Malawi, was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.
It comes as Malawi celebrates 54 years of independence.
Speaking after making the donation, TNM Head of Marketing, Sobhuza Ngwenya, said the donation was part of the company’s commitment towards helping retired solders.
“TNM [today] joins Malawians of good will donating assorted items to our brothers and sisters who risked their lives in order for us to enjoy freedom that Malawi continues to relish. These are great citizens that need to be properly looked after,” Ngwenya said.
“TNM is happy to make this contribution to our heroes during this year’s Independence Day celebrations. These are the people that shaped the world we are living in today and I would like to reaffirm our company’s commitment towards assisting our war veterans,” he said.
Memorable Order of Tin Hats in Malawi Chairman, Dries Oelofse, hailed TNM for partnering the organisation in supporting the war veterans.
One of the 16 recipients, Staff Sergeant James Matupa, described the donation as timely.
“We are very grateful to TNM for this kind gesture. This is a timely donation as we celebrate independence this year. We feel proud to witness the 53rd and celebrate Independence Day in style with these items and we believe TNM would come again next year,” Matupa said.