The First Lady Madam Gertrude Mutharika has hailed individuals, companies and organisations who have heeded President Peter Mutharika’s call for relief assistance following floods that have hit up to a third of the country.
Madam Mutharika said however that more assistance is required as the impact of the disaster is so huge.
She spoke on Sunday, when she received a tonne of condensed milk from Double Disi General dealers company to be distributed to young children living in camps in flood affected areas across the country.
The First Lady hailed the company for responding to President Peter Mutharika’s call that every citizen must contribute something to assist fellow citizens hit by the disaster.
“We are grateful as Beatify Malawi that Double Disi General Dealers has so much confidence in us to donate these items to the people affected by floods through our organisation.
“Most Importantly we are happy that despite being small they saw it necessary to join hands with everyone else helping out in this cause of alleviating the suffering of fellow citizens affected by this tragedy,” said Madam Mutharika.
She appealed to more individuals, companies and organisations big or small to emulate what Dounble Disi General dealers as well as many organisations are doing towards the national response to the flood situation.
Torius Double, owner of the company said as a business they have been moved by the extent of the damage the floods have caused and the suffering of the people affected especially children.
“What has happened is unspeakable, but what we do as citizens to help the fellow citizens to restart their lives is what is important. The government is doing all it can and President Peter Mutharika’s declaration of the national disaster is a call to us citizens and the world over to do something towards this tragedy.
“We are hopeful that this little something we have given will help to sustain the nutrition status of the children living in the camps,” explained Mrs Double .
Up to a third of the country has been affected by the floods, affecting over 200,000 people.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :