Chakwera aids Kachigamba with K2m

Namadingo and Banda with the K2million

President Lazarus Chakwera has made good of his promise to help William Kachigamba get medical treatment in Zambia with a  K2 million donation.

Through Special Advisor on Youth and Arts Lucius Banda, Chakwera made the donation on Tuesday in Lilongwe.

Handing out the money to Patience Namadingo who turned himself into a statue at the Mahtma Gandhi proposed site, Banda said Chakwera did not hesitate to chip in when the matter was brought to his attention.

"This is a great gesture that he saw, he couldn't believe for a young man to suffer all those hours for a fellow young man, it is not a common scenario, takes a lot of good heart.

"He (Chakwera) is one of us, a servant leader, down to earth and this has shown we are working with a man who will not choose who to help," Banda said.

Namadingo made K3.7 million in just four hours of being a statue but after reconciling donations made from abroad through platforms like Western Union, Money Gram and others, the whole amount was K4.7 million.

Initially Kachigamba was looking for K3 million.

Namadingo said the money had come timely as they would have faced constraints in logistics.

"We learnt of extra cost considering Covid times transportation is not easy, it is not as easy as passing airports were closed. Fortunate enough flights are open but we would have encountered problems," he said.

The 'Mapulani' hit maker told Banda there are now energized to help Kachigamba.

Kachigamba is in need of surgery on his lip were he had a cancerous tumor.