Heavy rains, floods cause havoc in Mchinji: Maize gardens affected

Heavy rains which resulted in flush floods washed away crops and destroyed houses in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mlonyeni in Mchinji district on Monday.

Maize gardens affected by floods in mchinji

Maize gardens affected by floods in mchinji

Bua river after the floods pic Aaron Banda

Bua river after the floods pic Aaron Banda

The downpour has affected 960 families in Kaduwa, Kholoni, Lomani, Menyani, Mbwauka, Kaombe, Mkandamoto and Ng’omayalila  villages.

“I am desperate and I don’t know what to do. I was relying on the crops to fend for my family needs and now I am shattered,” said Moses Phiri, one of the affected people.

The floods have also washed away bridges, making the worst disaster the area has experienced in years.

Mchinji district disaster desk officer Kingsley Chioko said Kachebere and Mwenda rivers brought water into Bua River which led to the floods.

“The problem is that Bua River silted up as people used to cultivate along it. Due to heavy rains it swelled and burst, causing the floods,” he said.

Chioko said 1 080 hectares and hundreds of bags of maize and fertiliser and livestock have been washed away.

Mchinji South West Constituency member of Parliament (MP) Deus Gumba (Malawi Congress Party-MCP) has asked government and well-wishers to help the affected people.

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4 thoughts on “Heavy rains, floods cause havoc in Mchinji: Maize gardens affected”

  1. Chambe says:

    Chimanga cha mdimba ichi. Mvula yavumbayi ndi yobzalira chimanga kumene.
    Nawo awa mukuti a Gumba awatu ndiye ai ndithu. Munthu opanda chitukuko kwa Mlonyeni ndi uyo. Mvulayi imagwa ali ku Lilongwe komwe amakhala. Izi ndizochita kumva osati zoona nthawi yomweyo.

  2. Harawara says:

    Ohoooo my people!

  3. wawa says:

    @ Zoona zake! kukanakhala ku south bwezi Boma litatumiza kaye ma truck a relief items koma poti ndipakati …….ukuti bwanji?

  4. Zoona zake says:

    Kukanakhala ku South bwenzi mukuti Mulungu wakwiya chifukwa chobera zisankho ndiye apa titi chani Tsano? Ooooh ndiye kuti chisankho MCP yawina posachedwapa chija inabera ndiye Mulungu wakwiya eti? Ndithandizeni amnzanga amene mumayankhula za mtunzu inu!

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