DPP Blue Youth Songwe Wing has constructed a two bedroomed house for a 68 year old Rosemary Ngomba in Mwandenga village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mwakaboko in Karonga district.
It was a dream come true when the house was being handed over on Saturday by the determined youths who defied all the odds and put their resources together and build the house for Ngomba who for the past six years has been sleeping in a tent like shelter pitched on a bare ground.
Speaking at a handing over ceremony, Ngomba could not hide his happiness throughout the interview by thanking the youths who have bailed her out of the miserable condition in which she was.
“I am grateful to what these generous youths have done to me. I used to sleep in that tent over there with my three grandchildren, life was hard indeed. But now I can afford a smile after this beautiful house,” Ngomba said.
On his part, DPP’s Blue Youth Wing Northern chapter chairperson Banet Meke said the youth in the country have an obligation to make sure that every citizen has basic needs that includes food and shelter.
He further said that that was the reason why they embarked on the project after noticing that the old woman was sleeping in a tattered tent that was also poorly pitched and leaked heavily when it’s raining.
“This is just an example of some of the corporate social responsibilities we are doing around the northern region. We are inspired by our leader Arthur Mutharika to reach out to both the needy and underprivileged and we will continue with this spirit so that the gap between the rich and the poor is narrowed,” Meke said.
“Let other youths emulate this gesture and avoid causing havoc during political events but instead be productive like us in the DPP,” Meke concluded.
About K2.6 million has been used and was realized through contributions.