Chakwera visits thunderstorm victims as Kandodo donates relief items

Kandodo presents releif items to the affected people

Kandodo presents releif items to the affected people

Bisonwaty with Chakwera in Kauma

Bisonwaty with Chakwera in Kauma

Vice President Rt.Hon.Chilima inspects house collapsed with heavy rains at Chipala Primary School in Area 49 - Pic by Stanley Makuti

Vice President Rt.Hon.Chilima inspects house collapsed with heavy rains at Chipala Primary School in Area 49 – Pic by Stanley Makuti

Kandodo and Bisnowaty in Kauma

Kandodo and Bisnowaty in Kauma

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president and leader of the opposition Lazarous Chakwera visited  affected people in Kauma Township in Lilongwe  after a ferocious storm wreaked havoc and affected some 1 100 families during a downpour soon after midnight on Friday.

Chakwera also comforted the family that lost a 10-year-old girl Shakila Banda through electrocution by a wire that was exposed during a storm. The girl was running toward safe shelter after her family’s home was damaged.

A man was also killed when a wall fell on him.

The MCP president said he was “deeply touched” with the death of Standard Five pupil Shakila and the havoc that the storm has caused in the area.

And former minister Ken Kandodo on Monday donated various relief items to the affected people at Kauma.

Speaking during the handover ceremony, Kandodo said: “I live near Kauma  in Area 43. Kauma people are my neighbours and I had to render support to my neighbours.”

Some of the items which Kandodo donated included; cooking oil, maize, maize flour, plastic buckets, blankets, and relish.

Member of Parliament for the area David Bisnowaty commended Kandodo for the assistance.

“I hope more people will come to assist in order to lessen the suffering of the people here,”

Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima on Sunday visited some of the hundreds of displaced families.

Chilima who was accompanied by his wife, Mary, and Lilongwe City Council mayor, councillor Willy Chapondera, said government would send assistance and has appealed for international aid, especially shelter and food.

Department of disaster were also distributed plastic sheets but there was chaos as people were scrambling for the relief items.

Malawi’s Meteorology Department said climate change had brought on extreme weather patterns.

Two bodies, including that of an infant, were found floating in the river near the commercial capital Blantyre, police said.

Police said they were still looking for the body of an elderly woman in the Shire River, Malawi’s largest river.

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Chankhulunidende
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God bless you all for the kind donations.

chimwendo
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Enawa ali phe ku state house akudya ndalama za NAC .adzafa ifa yowawa

nkhedu
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kkkkk watero kodi

yonayona
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Hahahaha’ fanzi!! We need to reason b4 commenting. Tonse ndife amalawi!!

Edgar B Tamonde
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Kuphunzira kwambiri pakokha ndi chabe koma kukhala ndi anthu ndikuziwa kuti akusowa chiyani akufuna chiyani ndiwo utsogoleri tikufuna ife aMalawi. Thanks Dr Chakwera + your who team for your hand.

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
Guest

GOD BLESS THE WHOLE TEAM WHO ASSISTED THE FAMILY AND THOSE WHO STILL DOING SO SHOULD ALSO BE BLESSED +

PEACE TO ALL. +

Mulopwana Wa Mamwene
Guest

Chakwera, Kandodo, Bisnowarty and all who joined hands to bring our brothers and sisiters something to eat and sleep in or on. I hope all those going into those areas will emulate the gesture by going there with something in your hands, not like what the first team did by going there empty handed. Baba a Chakwera and your team God bless you all and reward you all

Kaweta
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God bless you. Man of the moment osati zinazi

Francis JMpinganjira
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That is the way to go.

Emmatuwa
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utsogoleri ndi umenewo umene anthu akufuna zikoma a Chakwera ndiponso a Kandodo chifukwa cha thandizo lanu mulungu azikudalitsani. Ife tizakuvoterani

Benson Njiwa
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Thats what is needed in times of need,helping others. Bravo our leader Dr Chakwera and former MP Kandodo this simply indicates that Kandodo is MCP

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