Infectious smile-Gwembere (left) presents a gift to a War Veteran

National Bank of Malawi (NBM) plc on Wednesday visited and cheered War Veterans at their Home in Zomba as part of the poppy memorial and festive cheer programme.

NBM plc Service Centre Manager for Zomba Maureen Gwembere led staff members in cheering and giving various gifts to the War Veterans.

Gwembere said NBM plc appreciates the role that the soldiers took in fighting for the country during the World Wars.

“We are enjoying the peace now because of your sacrifices and as a Bank we are able to do our business in peace because of what you did to this country. We do not take that for granted that is why every year we make sure that we celebrate with you hence our coming today,” said Gwembere.

NBM staff members pose with the War Veterans

One of the War Veterans Staff Sergeant James Matupa,88, hailed NBM plc for ‘not forgetting us’ every year with presents which help them address some of their challenges like food as they can now not fend for themselves because of advanced age.

Lieutenant Ulunji Mkandawire from Malawi Defence Forces (MDF) also thanked NBM plc for the donation saying the items will make the life of the War veterans easy and bearable.

Some of the items that were donated included maize seeds, bags of fertilizers, sugar, rice, cooking oil, salt, maize flour and others worth K2.5 million.

Gwembere (left) presents a gift to a War Veteran

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