Lilongwe City Mayor, Julianna Kaduya, officially opening the home
Goodwill Funeral services, in partnership with NICO Life and Medical Aid Society of Malawi (MASM) has opened Goodwill Funeral Homes in Lilongwe.
This follows an already existing relationship between the three companies, whereby NICO Life is a funeral insurance provider, MASM a medical aid provider with Goodwill Funeral Services providing funeral services.
Goodwill Funeral Services Managing Director, Anderson Green Mankhusu said then newly opened funeral home, with a fully equipped mortuary, gives NICO Life and MASM members confidence that in the three companies they have trully committed partners in funeral management.
“We fully understand the pressure that comes along with death. That is why we aim to provide you with the peace of mind that your loved one will be treated with the utmost dignity, even in death,” Anderson Mankhusu said.
Members present touring the home
He added that this is the first of several funeral homes that will be opened in the country.
NICO Life Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Eric Chapola, reiterated Mr Mankhusu`s sentiments, adding that NICO Life is prepared to continuously serve its members very well.
“It is often perceived as a taboo to get funeral cover for you or your loved ones. People often see it as ‘preparing for one’s death’. And that is, to a certain extent, what funeral cover is. We want to make sure that you do not shoulder a further burden when a beloved one dies. We are prepared to ease the pressure,” Chapola said.
MASM CEO, Sydney Chikoti, further encouraged people to join the existing scheme and make use of the home.
Goodwill Funeral Home is now open
“The opening of this funeral home further cements not only the partnership that we have as companies, but also out commitment to provide satisfactory services to our members.
Members of MASM currently get benefits of between K500,000 and K1,000,000, depending on the scheme they belong to, which includes a coffin, hearse and coffin lowering equipment, in the case of death.
The Funeral Home also has embalming and other ancillary service including a chapel and is is situated in Area 4 Lilongwe is operational as of today on 24 hour basis.