About five opposition parties in Malawi who contested the May 14 elections over the weekend came together in an effort to assist families in Blantyre townships that have been ravaged by the floods.
The parties included Umodzi Party, Malawi Forum for Unity and Development (Mafunde), People’s Transformation Party (Petra), People’s Progress Movement and the United Independence Party .
The parties donated assorted items to displaced people in Chilobwe Township and Green Corner in Blantyre. These included beef, blankets, slashers and rice.
President for People’s Transformation Party Kamuzu Chibambo said the parties felt it right and proper to provide assistance to the displaced people.
“The disaster that has hit our country has affected every Malawian and as politicians we felt it right and proper to provide assistance to the displaced people.
“We heard the President professor Peter Mutharika few days ago on TV still calling upon Malawians to come forward and assist,” said Chibambo.
Chiwambo said the leaders have in recent past been around camps to see the living condition under which “our fellow brothers and sisters are living.”
“They are very difficult conditions. Indeed it is right and proper to every Malawian to come forward and assist with whatever one can afford.
“In this vain we want to thank the president himself for leading this relief work and also there are a number of organizations that have come forward”.
In his remarks, Chief Chilobwe thanked the politicians for recognizing him in making the donations saying many organizations have been donating relief item without involving in a development he strongly condemned.
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