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K10Million for COVID fight

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   February 22, 2021
PIC: Dr Chitera receiving the Polytechnic donation
United General Insurance Company (UGI) has donated K10Million to University of Malawi (UNIMA) and its Constituent Colleges to be used in the fight against the Corona Virus Pandemic.

The cheque presentation ceremony took place on Friday. February 19 at the Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre.

Speaking before the handover donation ceremony, UGI Chief Executive Officer Bywell Blair Chiwoni explained that they have decided to make this donation to UNIMA since COVID 19 has heavily affected the education sector.

“Learning is no longer the same as the education institutions are being forced to adopt new learning modes of teaching. As we are all aware that education is the hope of every country, UGI would like to ensure that learning continues even as we go through these un precedented times,” said Chiwoni. 

Speaking on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of UNIMA Professor Alfred Mtenje, Acting Principal for Polytechnic Dr Nancy Chitera expressed her gratitude to UGI for the donation which she said is timely.

“We have been comforted, encouraged and humbled for your generosity. Since we still need to produce high quality man power, there is need for our staff members and students to be protected during this pandemic,” Dr Chitera said.

UGI has been in partnership with UNIMA for over 20 years and through these years it has been very supportive whenever there is a need.

Also present were representatives from the respective UNIMA colleges and members of staff of UGI.

 

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