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League of Transformation Foundation donates to cyclone survivors in Bangwe

League of Transformation Foundation (LOT) on Sunday afternoon donated food items to survivors of the Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Bangwe, Blantyre, with a call to the residents to protect the environment.

LOT is a Malawian charitable organization established in 2020 to spearhead socio-economic and environmental transformation for sustainable human and natural resources development in Malawi.

It also exists to enhance access of rural population to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation and build the resilience of rural communities to cope with, recover from natural disasters and effects of climate change and improve food security and livelihood.

Speaking during the presentation of the donation to the cyclone survivors in Bangwe, LOT founder Timothy Mtambo said the storm that hit some districts in the Southern Region is a clear indication that climate change causes warmer oceans and heat energy from the waters’ surfaces is fueling stronger storms.

Mtambo presents a bag of maize flour to one of the cyclone survivors in Bangwe

Mtambo stated that his foundation is determined to unite the nation in addressing the effects of climate change.

The once-upon-a-time victim of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) politician Isaac Jomo Osman, Mtambo said this is why he decided to donate to Bwangwe residents where Osman is a ward councilor.

“Tropical Cyclone Freddy is the biggest lesson for us all gathered here that the very intense and exceptionally long-lived, powerful and deadly weapon against this dark moment in time is the light of wisdom and love. As the League of Transformation Foundation, we are eager to wake up our beloved nation of Malawi from the slumber of outdated hatred to the shine of motherly love. In times of these disasters, let us know what we are hopeful for. Let us remind ourselves that Freddy is not forever. Let us look ahead to post-Freddy times. Let us control what we can. Let us turn to faith and spirituality. Let us combat our negative thoughts,” he said.

Mtambo commended State President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and his government, organisations, companies, churches, mosques, financial institutions, neighbouring countries, development partners and artists for all the efforts channeled towards the welfare of the survivors.

He appealed for a long term emotional comeback, infrastructure resurgence and systematic transferring of these victims to safer places.

“On the same note, the League of Transformation Foundation expresses a humble appeal to the entire humanity to take care of the living space. Let us not just be thinking of money and today. Let us also think of our life and future. Let us plant trees in both new and bare places. Deforestation is a mother cause of natural disasters. It is within the framework of the League of Transformation Foundation to wheel the nation towards Malawi 2063 attainment partly enabled on environmental sustainability,” said Mtambo.

Osman thanked LOT for the assistance rendered to his people.

Mtambo said the motto of LOT is ‘Touching lives-leaving no one behind’ while its vision is ‘Transformed communities in which people are free from poverty, have access to basic social services and lead a dignified life within a sustainable friendly environment’.

On the other hand, the mission of the foundation is to implement an innovative sustainable development model that addresses existential challenges of poverty and inequalities through sustainable rural development, wealth creation, provision of basic social services and enhanced access to livelihood resources.

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