Maria, 23, from Lunzu is one of the 50 TNM customers that won a total of K100 million in the Ufulu@50 promotion

Maria, 23, from Lunzu is one of the 50 TNM customers that won a total of K100 million in the Ufulu@50 promotion

BLANTYRE (Malawi NewsNow) —Mlambe Hospital in Blantyre has become the most recent beneficiary of TNM’s life-changing Ufulu@50 Promotion after receiving medical equipment through a TNM customer, Maria Kasonde.

Maria, 23, from Lunzu is one of the 50 TNM customers that won a total of K100 million in the Ufulu@50 promotion that TNM conducted in 2014 to celebrate with Malawians as the country commemorated 50 years of Independence. Each of the winners was required to choose a social responsibility project of choice worth K2 million, translating to K100 million.

Maria chose to buy K2 million worth of medical equipment comprising two theatre beds to help improve levels of service delivery at the hospital main theatre.

She thanked TNM for this initiative which has seen a lot of people benefiting from the community project component of Ufulu @ 50 Promotion. She hoped that the equipping of hospital will help reduce pressure on public medical facilities like Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.

“My dream has been always to take part in assisting the health sector but I had anything to offer and when TNM called me that I had to choose a project Mlambe hospital was the first facility to come on my mind,” she said.

Board chairperson of the Board of Governors Elias Kambalame hailed TNM for the initiative saying it will go a long way in assisting many critical patients that seek medical attention at the facility.

“We have a high independent unit which we set up recently and lack of equipment was a major challenge and this assistance has just come at an opportune time,” said Kambalame.

TNM’s Head of Blantyre Region, David Nyirenda said the handover of the hospital equipment demonstrates company’s commitment in fulfilling its promises to customers in Blantyre and rest of the region.

“This is a life-changing promotion as prizes are going to worthy causes that will go a long way at community level. The current prize presentation phase demonstrates TNM’s commitment towards Corporate Social Responsibility and meeting its obligations under Ufulu@50 promotion,” he said.