Malawi VP Chilima visits flood-hit Mzuzu, leads relief response

Vice President Saulos Chilima on Tuesday spent time with Mzuzu people affected by unprecedented flooding, walking with them in mud, standing  with them in the rains and jumping swamps together during the intensive tour of the affected areas.

Chilima visists flooded area

Chilima visits flooded area

Flood victims in Mzuzu

Flood victims in Mzuzu

House destroyed by floods

House destroyed by floods

The Mzuzu floods are as a result of the 10 day persistent rains in the northern region city leading to six deaths, injuring 10, destroying over 1000 houses and affecting about 17,000 families.

Ironically, during the tour, it was the Vice President who insisted to visit all the heavily affected areas before he launched government relief items response to the disaster.

As Minister for Disaster and Management Affairs, the veep accompamied by government officials and communities, went as deep as Kauwa where the floods were catastrophic killing six peole and destroying several houses.

Chilima met all the bereaved families, condoling and giving them words of encouragement as they sailed through the trying times.

Speaking at Masasa where scores of people are being housed in a church, the Vice President said he was sent by President Mutharika to appreciate the situation and cordinate the response operation.

The VP said he had come along with relief items from government that included maize flour, tinned beef, soap, salt, sugar and blankets and made a symbolic donation at two camps.

He then appealed to the people to relocate to upland to avoid such disasters in future, saying such catastrophes affect the national budget and there was need to opt for preventive measures.

“It is not a good thing that every year we should be facing similar calamities that can be avoided if we all decide to move to upland areas. As government, we will do our part and as citizens you should also do your part,”said the Vice President

A representative of the victims, thanked government for the quick response since the disaster struck and appealed to more well wishers to join government efforts.

Mayor for Mzuzu, MP for the city and councillors thanked government for the swift response, saying this demonstrates the unity that this country enjoys.

The VP was scheduled to proceed to Rumphi and Karonga from using a rescue operation helcopter but the plan was shelved due to bad weather.

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Ndata farm
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Ndata farm
5 months 9 days ago

No red carpet ngati Mathanyula??? Kikikikikikikiki

COMPAY 50
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COMPAY 50
5 months 11 days ago

A VP MULI NDI DEAL

Fatso
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Fatso
5 months 11 days ago

Inenso katundu ndamuwona.Ali bho.Ine monga mzimayi.Tulo kuletsa lol.

sam k
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sam k
5 months 12 days ago

osamachedwa ndikupereka macomment onyoza ndikupepuza president inuyo mukanatani sindiye kuwononga kokhakokha basi mungamati apulezident akanagwera inuyo? akanakhala kamuzu mawu amenewo ndithu munali mzingwe inu tikanakusakani kkkkkkkk

munyane
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munyane
5 months 12 days ago

Its good that it was Chilima who went there, and not this old defender “Peter” bwezi pano titanva kuti wagwa pofuna kuchita “presidential long jump” I can see that Saulosi has strong legs and can even score from a panalty spot. kkkkkkkkkk

Vvvv ptc
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5 months 12 days ago

God is there he will stand with u

OLLAH AMAGENTS
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OLLAH AMAGENTS
5 months 12 days ago

Peter sangalumphe ngati Chilima bwenzi atagwera m’madzi,ngati amagwa podzala mtengo waun’gono kulibwanji kulumpha ngati VP.

Amen pemphero
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Amen pemphero
5 months 12 days ago

the Photographer kikikiki maso alibe mpanda

Nyaluhanga Linda
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Nyaluhanga Linda
5 months 12 days ago

Since time in immemorial this has never happen in Mzuzu why now? transferring of people/or finding another place for them is not a solution but find out what is the root cause of this all. Where are our Engineers? please help bail our country.

kkilembe
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kkilembe
5 months 12 days ago

Bwanji mukundinena kuti ndigwera mmadzi? Jelousi eti kuti ndinali ndi a VP?

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