Catholic Bishops roll out K1bn relief programme for Malawi flood disaster

The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) on Tuesday rolled out a K1 billion relief programme aimed to alleviate numerous challenges floods victims are facing across the country.

Bishop Msusa & Mtumbuka handing over a bag of maize to a flood victim.J

Bishop Msusa & Mtumbuka handing over a bag of maize to a flood victim.J

All the Bishops seated

All the Bishops seated

Bishops during the launch

Bishops during the launch

Bishop Msusa in a Camp with a Victim

Bishop Msusa in a Camp with a Victim

The programme will be implemented through its auxiliary department—Catholic Development Commission of Malawi (Cadecom).

Malawi faced unprecedented flood disaster that hit the country a few weeks ago leaving 176 people dead and another 153 missing with slightly more than two hundred thousand people displaced countrywide.

Speaking during the official launch in Thyolo district, ECM Chairperson Bishop Thomas Msusa said as a church they felt obliged to help floods victims who are also integral part of the Roman Catholic Church.

According to him, the funds for the programme were sourced from the church’s faithful and their cooperating partners who were also equally concerned with the welfare of the flood victims who are currently sheltered in camps across the country.

“As a church we thought of doing something apart from preaching the gospel of solidarity. The programme will also demonstrate the overwhelming support we received from the church members who have been donating cash towards this initiative through special offerings in the respective churches for several Sundays,” said Msusa.

He also took trouble to appreciate government’s efforts and commitment displayed through its Disaster  Response Department, which he said, is devising ways of reducing the effects of flooding in future.

“Let me however call on government, NGOs, religious bodies and others to come together and find a lasting solution to the loss we experience every year,” said Msusa.

On his part, Cadecom National Secretary Castains Mulume said his organization will engage other authorities to see to it that the programme benefit targeted beneficiaries.

He said they will work with Ward Councilors, Department of Disaster management, chiefs and parish committees to ensure that relief items reaches floods victims.

While Traditional Authority Ngolongoliwa warned that those who will steal the relief items and misuse the funds will get mad.

Apart from Thyolo where over 600 families from six TAs are expected benefit, the programme will also reach affected victims in Karonga, Mangochi, Chikwawa and Nsanje, among other districts.

The floods victims will be receiving assorted relief items such as maize, soya, cooking oil, blankets, kitchen utensils and Beans.

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17 thoughts on “Catholic Bishops roll out K1bn relief programme for Malawi flood disaster”

  1. Any and all help for the victims of the flood and their relatives is we imagine much appreciated. We send our best wishes.

  2. nedi says:

    No 4 hates Catholicism and has personal psychological problems. Paul, you should watch yourself because you are for me an abnormal personality. Do not bring you personal vendetta here and the sooner you talked to someone about your hatred, the better!
    Otherwise, many thanks to all our great benefactors. CADECOM, this is a great opportunity to excel and assure Malawians that you are always accountable to our donors and the beneficiaries. Keep up the good work. Thanks to ECM.

  3. MELINDA says:


  4. True patriot says:

    ‘Muwapatse chakudya ndinu,’Mumpingo uwo,anthu olungama athandizana pochita zabwino”ndi Mulungu osamana ndi osanyengeza,ndipo Ekelezia wanu sangathe kulakwa,’Bravo catholics for fulfilling your mission.


  6. Nansani wa chingoni says:

    Proudly Catholic., Yesu wati Munda wakula..

  7. Mbanangwa says:

    Good work but why not Blantyre as well. All resources are going to the Lower Shire, Blantyre, Zomba etc suffered as well. The rains are intensifying up north, do the same to Nkhata, Salima and Karonga

  8. saxkson says:

    Well done we really appreciet it keep good job may almight bless

    Well done keep it good job may almight bless you all .

  9. Dick says:

    Keep it up!! Thank you

  10. GUANTANAMO says:

    The One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church. Fulfilling its prophetic mission

  11. mphande yituwa says:

    Bravo bishops .katolika ni boma

  12. Paul Dolezar says:

    Where Was the rapist who preyed on young girls at Namulenga Reverend Father Dasiano Muhime.

  13. joloza kapokola says:

    Castains Mulume is a tribalist. He vowed never to employ a certain tribe. Good works of the church are messed up by useless haters and hypocrites like him

  14. Mu Mpingo uwo anthu wolungama amathandiza pochita zabwino

  15. mbwiyache says:

    Brilliant step. Mpingo ndi anthu ake

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