HOME National News Defence Force UK to Save 440 Malawian Veterans

UK to Save 440 Malawian Veterans

0
246

Four hundred and forty Malawian veterans are among the 7000 Commonwealth veterans who, from this year, will start receiving regular cash transfers to prevent them from going hungry under the new Department for International Development (DFID).

The programme, worth £11.8 million, extends to their widows and widowers in more than 30 countries.

 

Making the announcement on Sunday during the Remembrance Day Centenary Reception and Bell Ringing Ceremony at her residence in Lilongwe, the British High Commissioner to Malawi, Ms Holly Tett, said the UK recognises the sacrifices that the Commonwealth Veterans made.

After their fierce fight to protect empire at Moyale in Kenya and in the Forgotten Army in Burma, where many lost their lives, Malawian soldiers were discharged with no pension or anything, no thank you, nothing. In fact, a domestic servant could be discharged in a more honourable manner.

“UKAID will be supporting veterans across the Commonwealth to show the depth of gratitude that we have to these men and women. I am really pleased that we will be able to increase the cash transfers so that they can afford two meals a day.”

In his remarks, the Commander of Malawi Defence Force, General Griffin Spoon Phiri thanked the UK for the support, saying his organisation tries its best to look after the war veterans but faces challenges to satisfy the need.

“We do not take such kind of gesture for granted as this will go a long way in uplifting the welfare of these veterans and families.”

A war veteran, 16683 Sergeant John Masanya, who fought in the Second World War as a rifle man and later as a Radio Operator, said the new form of support from the UK would ease up his daily challenges.

The British High Commission in Lilongwe also supported MDF’s Charity golf, football and netball tournaments last week to raise extra resources for the war veterans.

The new Department for International Development (DFID) programme, which will be supporting the 440 veterans through regular cash transfers, will be delivered through the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League, a charity which has been supporting those such veterans who served The British Crown for almost 100 years.

Source : Malawi 24 and Uk in Malawi

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Malawi Institute Of Journalism Got Talent Show (Lilongwe Campus)

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 @ Lilongwe Community Hall - Malawi Institute Of Journalism Lilongwe Campus Presents Mij Got Talent Show, Performances by Seven O More, ManzoOpenga, Zotto, Ray Skillz, Gilmo and Many More.... See you there !!!!

Red Cup Party

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 @ Blues - A FREE RED CUP TO EVERYONE UPON ENTRY! #RedCupParty #DJMAYA SEE YOU THERE !!!!!

Official Launch Of Castel Beer

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 @ SunBird Capital Hotel - Castel Malawi, Official Launch Of Castel Beer (Taste Of Success). Live Performance By Sauti Sol. Starting Time 20:00 till late. LETS MEET THERE ON 5TH APRIL,2019. More Fire Castel Malawi

Big Bang Social Saturday (Exploits University)

Sat, 06 Apr 2019 @ Blantyre Cultural Centre - Exploits University Presents Big Bang Social Saturday, Performances by Seven O More, Piksy, Martse, Cyen265, Bangerz, Dj Africa, Icon Mcee, Badman Nyau, Bangs, Killer Worms, Jills, Slic...

Blue Elephant Club Music Show

Sat, 06 Apr 2019 @ Blue Elephant - Blue Elephant Club Music Show Presents Saint And Stich Fray! SEEYOU THERE!!!!

Biggie Lu's Birthday Party

Sun, 07 Apr 2019 @ New Living Room - Biggie Lu's Birthday Party, Performances by Biggie Lu, Janta, Pentagon- Chishala from Zambia, Vube, Dj Wayne, Dj Muchei, Dj Laptop, Resident Djs. Date 7 April, 2019. The Party will Sta...

The Winter Splash Carnival

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 @ Blue Elephant - The Winter Splash Carnival, Achina Dj Ronnie and Dj Trick Kuzabutsa Moto Pa 26 April ku Blue Elephant. Ma Dj Okwiya Awa!!! Lets be There Fam.!!!!!

Unlimited Worship Concert

Sat, 27 Apr 2019 @ Hotel Victoria - Unlimited Worship Concert, I worship album Launch on 27th April, 2019. Shekinah supported by Faith Mussa and other worship Ministries : Allan Chirwa, PS. Ruth Mandha and Minister Ken & ...

L City Gang Launch

Sun, 28 Apr 2019 @ Midland Tower - L City Gang Launch, there will be Activities like Photoshoot, Singing, Dancing and Performances by Kisco, A Crucks, Amazon Gang, Zotto, Rappercenta, Dayo and Joe Santiago. SEE YOU THERE !!!!

Eya Zikiyenda Concert

Sat, 04 May 2019 @ 247 Entertainment Centre - 247 Entertainment Centre Presents " Eye Zikuyenda Concert" performances by malceba, Saint, Jants, Andy Music, Stich Fray, Jay Jay Cee, Black Nina, Heptic, Hilco, Smacks, Sir Patrics An...
Yapita ijaNewlywed Short Man Found Dead After His Wife Took Off With His Money & Property
YotsatiraMutharika’s new Cabinet angers female lawyers
Misso Chitsamba
Misso Chitsamba : Radio Personnel, Online Editor, Music promoter-Analyst, Malawi Rap Battle & Entertainment Founder (MRB), Publisher at FaceOfMalawi and Music Uploader (Media Mogul)

PALIBE NDEMANGA

ZIMENE MUMAKONDA

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here