MALAWI Paralympic Committee (MPC) has been offered a chance to participate at the London Paralympic Games scheduled for August 27-September 7.
M P C p r e s i d e n t J u m a Mkandawire said International Paralympic Committee had offered Malawi to meet the cost of air tickets, food and accommodation for an eight-member delegation.
Mkandawire sounded the SOS yesterday from individuals and companies to assist the body with at least K2 million for sportswear, camping and allowances.
"International Paralympic Committee has offered air tickets, food and accommodation. If we can't go just because we don't have money for camping and allowances it can be regarded that Malawi is not serious," Mkandawire said.
"Malawi was the only country in southern Africa which did not affiliate to IPC and they are looking forward to see us participating."
He was optimistic that individual and organisations would assist them with President Joyce Banda administration passing the disability bill into law.
"The President has showed that she has an interest in helping disabled people following the passing of the Disability Bill into law by Parliament," he said.
Lilongwe based businessman Dean Jossiah Banda gave the body K120,000 which was used to process passports
The eight-member delegation comprises two athletes Taoneka Banda (100m, 200m) and Witness Asima (200m, 400m), two guides, team doctor, leader of delegation among others.
Paralympic Games are held every four years hosted by an Olympic Games hosting city as one way of promoting the Olympic spirit which advocates sports for all.