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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20 thoughts on “Malawi VP Chilima visits thunderstorm victims: APM offer condolences  ”

  1. Hebrews says:

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

  2. Patrck jumma Brown says:

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

  3. sokalithu says:

    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.

  4. chims says:


  5. moyenda maulidi says:

    is the work of gornment protect pple

  6. Anonymous says:


  7. Mngoni weniweni says:

    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!!!

  8. Livulezi river says:

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

  9. Good gesture Biyeni

  10. jobs says:

    Useless government osathandiza msanga?

  11. Tiyamike boma potengapo mbali, komabe chithandizo chake n’chosakwanira. Boma liwamangire nyumba osakhala kungowasunga m’malona.

  12. Mukumva pontho koma Atchena inu?

  13. Nkhombokombo says:

    Sad really it is, we appreciate the move taken by VP. A father who cares must look after his family. A Dizasitala thandizani anthuwa osatizomatsolora yapa. Don’t take advantage, tikukuonanitu!

  14. Dr. Mango says:

    My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the souls of the departed rest in eternal peace!! Thanks to the Government for words of support!!!

  15. Nyapapi says:

    Mizimu yawo iuse mu mtendere!

  16. Mphongo Zidana says:

    This is indeed a sad development that the rains we so much wanted for our crops and replenish our water sources have come with this destruction.

    Thank you Vice President for visiting the affected. My sympathies go to the bereaved families too.

  17. Angel of Doom says:

    And you wonder why Northerners behave the way the do?

    There was a worse situation in Karonga, did anyone offer condolences?, has anyone said anything?

    A Tumbuka as you call them si odzikonda, they always have a good point.

    I think Federation is too mild, secession is more like it.

  18. as usual the people of lower Shire are waiting for floods to usher in another round of hand outs. Pure sense of de javu! 50 fucking years of self rule and we still dont know how to stop the mad cycle of hand outs in Chikwawa and Nsanje. Shit!

  19. Koma kupolama kumeneku….kaya…Tsiku lina mudzalizira nazo ng’oma musiwa.

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