Malawi VP Chilima visits thunderstorm victims: APM offer condolences  

Malawi’s State Vice President State Saulos Chilima on Saturday made a visits to the hailstorm torn areas of Area 49 and Kama  in Lilongwe  following a hail-storm which hit  the capital city  where a five year girl was electrocuted to death and also  leaving dozens homeless.

Malaiw VP Chilima consoles the bereaved family

Malaiw VP Chilima consoles the bereaved family

Kauma school roof blown off

Kauma school roof blown off

Kauma school block

Kauma school block

Chilima consoled the bereaved family of Samira Banda who was electrocuted after stepping on a fallen ESCOM live-wire as she escaped when the roof to her house was being blown-off.

“I am very saddened with the loss of a young girl. Losing a child in a family is always very painful,” said Chilima as he consoled the family.

Police said several houses in the area where poor families have built shaky dwelling structures were destroyed, most of them with their roofs blown off.

The hailstorms also destroyed Some Kauma Primary School ,Christian primary and secondary school

Kauma Community hallwhich housed Kauma Youth organization and Kauma CCAP church  h ad their roofs blown.

Chilima said the government, in partnership with international charity organizations, would move in quickly to assist the affected families with immediate needs.

MP for the area,  David Bisnowaty promised to provide relief support to his constituents and appealed to well-wishers to compliment government support by helping.

Most households may require urgent relief in the form of shelter, food and house hold utensils.

An earlier update from the country’s Department of Disaster Management Affairs said bad weather had killed five people, with 17 people seriously injured and a total of 4,933 houses, public and private institutions across the country demolished.

Meanwhile, President Peter Mutharika issued a statement on Saturday , saying he “ deeply regrets” the fatal accident caused by the thunderstorm.

“The President and Government extend their deepest condolences to the families of the victims of these fatal accidents, the Chiefs and the entire nation,” said Mutharika in a statement released by his deputy press secretary Timpuza Mwasambo Mwale.

The President pledged government support to the affected families.

The Salima-Nkhotakota road is impassable from a wash-away at Khombedza about 17 Kms from Salima Boma.

This is the rain season in Malawi and  according to weather forecasters, most parts of Malawi are expected to receive m ore than average rain fall that may result in heavy flooding, especially in floo d -prone areas like the Lower Shire Valley in the southern part.

Mutharika has since pleaded with all those residing in flood prone areas to “immediately relocate” to upper areas to avoid flood- generated accidents.

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Hebrews
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These are the areas that needs the MAlata and Cement subsidies! Government move fast and help!

Patrck jumma Brown
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Pepani poluza mchemwali mwanjira ngat imenei,ndipempha mulungu atitonthonze nd kutiteteza kwatunthu,mzimu wake ukause muntendere mwanayo

sokalithu
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Bad times indded. My cousin Joseph Mkandawire was burried yesterday killed by lightening while at his fathers house verandah.

May his soul rest in peace.

chims
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kumaliro kumapitanso.rip

moyenda maulidi
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is the work of gornment protect pple

Anonymous
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RIP

Mngoni weniweni
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I like the way the VP has presented himself to the bereaved family. This is typical of ulemu wa chi Malawi! He has also shown that Maseko Ngonis’ (Ntcheu & Dedza), are both well cultured & mannered people!! Ana a chingoni osataya mwambo chifukwa cha uvaisi pulezidenti!! Sizija za mabedi ndi kuyenda pakhomo pamathu zija! Bravo Chilima!!!

Livulezi river
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Pepani a ku banja lofedwa pa imfa ya mwana wanu. Mulungu akutonthozeni ndi kukhala nanu pa nthawi yowawitsayi!!!

pearson sadala
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Good gesture Biyeni

jobs
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Useless government osathandiza msanga?

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