The malaria tour, an initiative by Code Sangala to raise funds for the paediatric, accidents and emergency ward at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Qech) in Blantyre continued on Thursday evening.
The musician officially launched the music tour called Music Against Malaria at Jacaranda Cultural Centre in Blantyre with patrons filling almost every available space.
The show produced an outstanding performance by Sangala and supporting artists Waliko Makhala and Anne Marie Quinn from the United Kingdom.
In an interview with The Nation on Thursday, Sangala said he was satisfied with the patronage.
“This is really a good start since it’s a fundraiser, and the more people the better. This is decent. I am happy with the turnout and it’s just an official kickoff of the tour,” he said.
Sangala said he was once diagnosed with malaria while he was young; hence the initiative.
One of the patrons, Kondwani Chamwala, said he saw the need to support Sangala because many children are dying of malaria.
“I travelled all the way from Mulanje just to support Code and his initiative. As you are aware, many children are dying of malaria,” he said.
Code is targeting to raise K10 million towards the refurbishment of the Paediatric ward.
Code together with the Tribe Band will tour 10 districts in the country and he has opened a bank account for well-wishers to deposit their cash contributions.
Code started the malaria initiative after his Big Brother Africa appearance.