By Florence Cheyo
Salima, October 12, Mana: Rainbow Paints on Friday donated assorted paints to Salima District Hospital to enable the facility wear a new face as the old paint has worn out.
Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) after making the donation, the company’s Technical Manager, Geoffrey Zuliyani said the company donated the paint after an assessment which showed that the hospital needed face improvement.
“Our company did an assessment of the outlook of the hospital and thought it wise that as we celebrate 30 years of colorful growth in Malawi, we should also improve and uplift the outlook of the hospital,” he said.
Zuliyani said the company is celebrating 30 years of its existence, hence the decision to celebrate with others through the donation to some health facilities in the country.
Speaking after receiving the donation, Salima District Hospital Senior Nursing Officer, Yanjanani Mawindo said the donation was timely.
She said the hospital was in bad shape and that it needed painting.
“We greatly appreciate the donation that the hospital has received as it will help in lifting the face of our hospital.
“As you can see, the hospital was painted some years ago and the paint has worn out, which means it needs to be replaced. We are happy that Rainbow Paints has come to our rescue,” said Mawindo.
“The hospital was built in 1989; therefore, some facilities need to be improved.
“Despite some areas having undergone renovations, expansion and construction works in recent years, the hospital still needs more assistance, therefore this donation could not have come at a better time than this,” added Mawindo.
She explained that the administration is currently constructing some wards at the health facility, but said there was still need for other well-wishers to help the way Rainbow Paints had done by donating the paint.
The company has invested MK1.5 million in the paint donated to Salima District Hospital.
The company has made similar donations to Nkhotakota, Mzimba, Mangochi, Mzuzu, Chikwawa and Nsanje among other districts. It has spent over MK45 million for the cause.
According to Zuliyani, Rainbow Paints is celebrating 30 years of existence and serving Malawians with an introduction of new products on the market such as Marathon gross, Lowsheen, Ultra Satin and Weather Shield.