Project Concern International, a non-governmental organisation (NGO),has donated three vehicles to Zomba District Council.
The vehicles are a Toyota Hilux twin cab, Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota Corolla.
In an interview, Zomba district commissioner (DC) Smart Gwedemula said the vehicles will ease mobility challenges for council officials.
He said: “There have been times when district officials have failed to implement their activities in time due to lack of transport.
“Zomba is a vast district, so it requires more vehicles.”
The DC has since appealed to other organisations to emulate the gesture set by Project Concern International.
“Organisations are supposed to complement government’s efforts and one way of doing that is through donating important items such as vehicles,” said Gwedemula.
The organisation’s acting country director John Chimpokoso said they donated the vehicles after completing their project in the district.
“Besides facilitating easy mobility, the vehicles will help to sustain the projects that the organisation was implementing as council officials will be able to travel to the project sites,” he said.
Project Concern International was implementing a Cyclone Idai response project focusing on the construction of toilets in schools and drilling boreholes in communities in the district with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAid).
Meanwhile, the council has allocated the vehicles to agriculture, health and water sectors.