Grand Palace Hotel in Mzuzu has come to the rescue of people with albinism in the city by giving them umbrellas and hats to protect them from the sun.
The hotel’s manager Francis Salia, who handed over the items to Association for Persons with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) members on Tuesday, said they felt duty bound to assist in a small way.
“Government and other stakeholders have been supporting our brothers and sisters. We also decided to extend our help to them as part of our corporate social responsibility. We believe we will motivate other well wishers to do the same,” he said.
Apam representative, Christopher Ndovi, commended the hotel for taking a step to meet some of the needs of persons with albinism (PWAs).
He said PWAs have many needs and any donation helps to address their problems.
Ndovi said the hats and umbrellas will not only benefit PWAs in Mzuzu, but also those in other parts of the country.
He also called on other well-wishers to come in, saying there are many needs to fulfil.
The hotel also treated PWAs to a luncheon.