Madame Gertrude Mutharika celebrates Christmas with patients in Mangochi

Written by  Mustahab Ayami

The First Lady Madame Gertrude Mutharika says joy, love and giving is the spirit of Christmas and must be preserved and sustained at all times throughout the year to make Malawi a better place for everyone.


Madame Mutharika said this on Christmas Day in Mangochi after cheering patients at Monkey-bay Community Hospital.

The First Lady reiterated the importance of love, joy and giving as the pillars of the festive season. She said it should be in that same spirit of love that Christians who believe in Jesus Christ must also show love and share with others the little they have, always, not just on Christmas day.

“These people could not be home to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with their families; they are here in hospital either as patients or guardians. We, therefore, thought of lifting up their spirit on this important day, share a little something and give them some love because that is the essence of Christmas,” said Madame Mutharika.

During the visit the First Lady - among other hospital sections- visited maternity, paediatric, female and male wards where she donated various gifts ranging from baby basins, water buckets, blankets, sugar and various food stuffs.

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