Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Livingstonia Synod’s Development Department has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) worth K4.4 million to communities of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwahenga in Rumphi District.
The donation is part of activities the church is implementing in the area with financial support from Tearfund in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The materials included buckets, basins, face masks, hand sanitisers, gloves and soap.
Speaking after the handover on Saturday, the department’s board member the Reverend Gloria Nkhata said as a church they have a role to play in protecting citizens from diseases.
“Covid-19 is real and this is the message that we as church we should disseminate to the members,” she said.
The synod also distributed the materials to churches, lead farmers, schools, hospitals and childcare centres.
In his remarks, area development committee chairperson Augustine Phiri commended the church for the role it is playing in ensuring that people in the area are able to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“However, we need more awareness on the pandemic because there are a lot of misconceptions among people,” he said.