Mzuzu, 09 September, 2020 / 10:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Prisoners at Mzuzu Prison in Malawi, a correctional facility located in the Northern region of the Southeastern African country, have embarked on a face mask project that will see inmates in all prisons of the region get COVID-19 protective equipment, thanks to the efforts of the lay Catholic association, Sant’Egidio, in Mzuzu Diocese.
At the end of the project, the Prison inmates will make hundreds of face masks using equipment that has been donated by members of the lay Catholic association dedicated to social service.
Marcel Ndhlovu, an executive member of the community, expressed the need to bring prisoners on board in the COVID-19 fight, saying the prisoners make up one of the marginalized communities in society.
“We thought of bringing this job to Mzuzu Prison because this is one way of supporting both the marginalized and vulnerable communities in our society. This partnership will help us provide the face masks meant to assist inmates at all prisons in the Northern Region,” Ndhlovu says in one of the community’s communiques.
Sant’Egidio Mzuzu has also reached out to the inmates at other prisons in the Diocese where a donation of face masks, liquid soap, and food items has been made.