The Lilongwe Asian Business Community (LABC) can be described as a friend in need to the Regional Immigration Office for the central region, Current Affairs can reveal.
The Business fratenity has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Immigration Office following its [Immigration’s] recent call to well-wishers to assist with the equipment.
In a letter dated July 12th, 2021, the Immigration Office appealed for support on the matter, citing its staff’s high risk to Covid-19 pandemic with the fact that the Department is one of the public service providers which deals with clients directly, hence a high risk to the infection.
Having heard the outcry, the Lilongwe Asian Business Community did not hesitate, but acted swiftly.
The Community has made a donation of 1200 masks and 500 bottles of hand sanitizers worth thousands of kwachas.
Aboo Baker who is the head of Disaster Management for the Community handed over the items along with his colleagues in the name of Muhammad Tutla, Mukesh Makadia and Asif Jagot.
Speaking in an interview after the presentaion, Baker said the donation is part of corporate social responsibility much as the pandemic is concerned.
“We thought of coming in following the request by the Department, having also understand how important the office is to the nation.”
And while appreciating all members in the community who contribute various items and finacial assistance to the group for their charity exercises, the LABC pledged to continue to respond much as the fight against the pandemic rages on.
And Regional Immigration Officer Deputy Commissioner Limbani Chawinga who received the items thanked the Community for the donation, descibing it as timely. This is not the first LABC is known to have donated as it has been vibrant in a number of areas much as reachouts are concerned.