In a bid to relieve the vulnerable and disabled from the hustles they face everyday , Mangochi Police women network held a fundraising mock wedding and raised K575,000-00 to be donated to Nkope Resource centre which is a school for the blind.
According to Mangochi police deputy public relations officer sergent Amina Tepani Daudi,the mock wedding took place on Saturday December 9, 2017 at Asyasye Alikonye ground in Mangochi.
Daudi said Mrs Gift Karot who is a police Sub inspector at Mangochi police station and her husband Captain Karot posed as bride and groom respectively.The couple has been married for 15 years now.
She also said some officers from Eastern region police (Machinga and Balaka) women network were in attendance to spice up occasion and rendered support their fellows.
Apart from cash and cheques business individuals and other well wishers who were in patronage donated assorted food items.
” On behalf of Mangochi Police women l would like to thank our Male Champion, the Officer in charge Mr George Chikhungu Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police and his wife, Police officers and their wives, Eastern Region Police Headquarters, Balaka and Machinga Police women, Minibus Owners Association of Malawi(Mangochi branch), DEM office and business individuals just to mention a few for their support rendered during the function. May the good Lord bless you abundantly and we assure you that we will make good use of the money” said the chairperson lnspector Norah Chimwala during her address to the gathering.
Mangochi Police women network has been active in both charity and work related tasks that includes visits and donations, sensitization meetings and school outreach programmes on early marriages and teenage pregnancy.