Government is assuring Malawians that it is more than prepared to deal with El Nino effects.
Jeremiah Mphande, spokesperson for the department of Disaster and Preparedness said in an interview that the government has sound policies that can deal with any disaster including El Nino.
“Whether there is El Nino or not we will always be on alert, we are more than prepared,” he said,
Unicef has issued an alert which shows that.
Malawi, Ethiopia, Somalia and Zimbabwe will worst be hit by El Nino that will cause flooding and drought and its side effects like diseases and malnutrition.
About 11 million children will be affected in the four countries according to Unicef.
Mphande said Malawians should not panic.
Leader of oppossition in parliament Lazarus Chakwera said there was need for government to come out and tell Malawians how prepared it is on El Nino.