The Chinese community in Malawi on Sunday commemorated China’s 70th anniversary with activities aimed at raising funds for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare.
According to Liu Hongyang a Chinese Ambassador, China commemorates the day on 1st October but observed the day in advance.
Among other things, the Chinese community showcased their local food and traditional dances.
In an interview, Chinese ambassador to Malawi Liu Hongyang said the good bilateral relations between Malawi and China have been a motivating factor towards the initiative.
He said that China is commemorating 70th anniversary and the Chinese community in Malawi has thought it wise to use the day to cement the existing relation between the two nations by supporting some of the government’s plans.
“The funds will be presented to the ministry of Gender, disability children and social welfare to use it in executing some of its operations that will lead to transformation of lives but we ask the ministry to use the funds for the intended purpose,” said Liu.
Malawi’s Deputy Minister of Gender, Disability Children and Social Welfare Grace Kwelepeta said that girls in schools meet a number of challenges that hamper them from continuing with the education.
“Girls encounter a lot of hiccups in as far as hygiene is concerned and the ministry wishes to assure Chinese community in Malawi that all the funds to be raised will go to helping girls in schools across the country,” Kwelepeta said.
She said the ministry has a lot of plans to achieve and the coming of more donations will be much appreciated.