Nyasa Big Bullets and their sponsors Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) on Sunday trekked down to Chikwawa and donated relief items worth over K35 million to flood victims.
The items included 6 000 10-kilogramme bags of maize flour each and 3 000 blankets.
The club’s president Konrad Buckle, who is also NMC managing director, said the gesture was aimed at instilling a spirit of giving and letting the players understand the importance of corporate social responsibility.
“This club is like a national team, which is followed by a lot of people across the country. So, we just want to teach our players that they need to go and give back to the community,” he said.
“They need to understand that when these people make their effort to watch our games and support us, we also need to look at the problems they face and alleviate their suffering.”
One of the club’s senior players Fischer ‘Jahman’ Kondowe said it is good that they understand that giving is better than receiving.
“Giving to charity puts a bigger smile on your face than buying things for yourself,” he said.
Bullets chief executive officer Fleetwood Haiya and supporters director Stone Mwamadi also urged the club’s fan base, other clubs and well-wishers to do something to help the flood victims and maintain human dignity through aid.
One of the beneficiaries of the assistance at Nchalo camp, Melina Makhaza, whose house and livestock, that included 10 goats and 12 ducks, were washed away by the floods in the area of Traditional Authority Makhuwira, thanked Bullets for the support.
Representative of Chikwawa district disaster risk management office Chikumbutso Milinyu said 34 camps have been set up to accommodate 53 920 people (12 722 households) that were affected by the floods in the district. n