HTD Limited on Friday signed a partnership agreement with the Gertrude Mutharika Beautify Malawi Trust (Beam) to help in the clean-up campaign of Blantyre City.
The ceremony which was graced by the First lady herself was held at newly launched Abdul Majid Motor City and saw Beam receiving a donation of a three tonne KIA vehicle from HTD.
Beam has also been given an office and a boardroom within the complex for its operations in Blantyre.
First Lady Gertrude Mutharika said the vehicle which is the first for Beam, will enable the organisation to reach out to more communities.
She said it is now time for action and to move from poverty to prosperity and develop our country.
“HTD has taught us that there are so many ways of beautifying Malawi. We can clean up our streets, hospitals and offices, but our initiatives will be lacking if we do not beautify our premises the way HTD has done by constructing this magnificent motor city,” said Mutharika.
She also appealed to the corporate world to partner with Beam so that its objectives of transforming Malawians both in rural and urban sectors are achieved.
HTD Board member Javid Sidik said as a company, they take their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) seriously hence coming into partnership with Beam.
Sidik said through Beam, Malawi can also benefit from carbon trading through recycling of litter and get funding from the Western countries.
“What we need is to get expertise from western companies on how best we can benefit from carbon trading. Countries like South Africa and Mozambique are already doing it. We too can do it,” said Sidik.
He also said HTD will also support Beam in girl child education.
Apart from the vehicle, HTD also donated wheelbarrows, rakes and shovels.