The Football Association of Malawi has learnt with sadness the vandalisation of the Luwinga Technical Centre by protestors who are against the idea of turning the facility into a COVID-19 Quarantine Centre.
Last week FAM offered the facility to the Ministry of Health as one of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives in the fight against COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health accepted the offer and went ahead to start setting up structures at the facility in readiness for the official handover next week.
However, on Saturday May 2, 2020, the communities of Luwinga invaded the facility and vandalised the buildings and all Ministry of Health equipment protesting that the Quarantine Centre is health risk to the communities.
“Our gesture was out of goodwill and it is sad that it has not been well received. It was needless for the community to vandalise the property instead of engaging relevant authorities to raise their concerns.
“Our offer still stands for the support of the Malawi population during this pandemic where we need to come together
to fight against the coronavirus and we hope the matter will be resolved amicably ,” said FAM General Secretary Alfred Gunda.