Veteran musician cum politician Lucius Banda has commended youthful music legend Patience Namadingo for raising 3 Million Kwacha to help fellow Musician seek medical help in Zambia.
Yesterday, Namadingo posed as a statue at the proposed Mahatma Ghandhi statue in Blantyre to raise the money for William Kachigamba who is suffering from cancer.
“Yesterday, I personally witnessed a fellow musician dedicate himself to helping another musician. Namadingo is a humble man who seeks to help others where he can and his dedication to raising the much needed funds to assist William Kachigamba has shown me how determined our youth and artists are, how determined they are to ensuring they help each other as well as promote each other,”
“Namadingo, thank you for your courage yesterday as you stood tall and still while allowing the nation and world watch and donate towards the treatment of a fellow artist. I applaud you for your courage,” he says.
Lucius also thanked all those in Malawi and beyond who personally answered the call to assist Kachigamba including President Dr Lazarus Chakwera and United Democratic Front (UDF) party President Atupele Muluzi.
“In a special way let me thank the President whom when I brought it to his knowledge that one humble son of the soil was standing as a statue in order to raise funds for a fellow artist William Kachigamba, he found it right to humble himself and offer to give what ever amount was remaining so that Patience could go home and rest,”
“Once again I on behalf of artists and youth of this country we thank you Your Excellency the President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera for your love and passion,” he says.