Rains of terror threaten more miserly in flood-hit Karonga: Malawi govt urges people to relocate

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has warned people of Karonga District of more rains which may result into serious as well as dangerous floods.

The floods in front of police officers houses

The floods in front of police officers houses

The  ministry says  in a statement that it has received a report from the Department of Disaster Management that the northern region especially Karonga District is expected to receive rains for five consecutive days.

This, according to the statement signed by Sadram Maweru, Director of Irrigation and Water Development in the ministry, is likely to cause rivers such as Songwe, North Rukuru and Lufilya to flood causing a lot of damages to people and their properties.

“We would like to appeal to people along these rivers to be alert especially at night and if possible to vacate to uplands for fear of loss of life and properties, “lead part of the statement.

Contrary to other parts of the country, the northern region has received more than excessive rains that have seen some people losing their lives while others homeless.

Meanwhile government is on the ground in trying to assist those affected by the calamity.

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13 thoughts on “Rains of terror threaten more miserly in flood-hit Karonga: Malawi govt urges people to relocate”

  1. KUKHALA says:


  2. Wirimu says:

    Sory mulungu akutetezan

  3. madalitso says:

    ine kumtima mbeee ! Simunati agalu inu . Mumatinyodza kukala ngati mvula ndiyanu and kukalanso ngati it was only meant to destroy our things in the south .
    Anyway , kumeneko expect the worst as I know you like ” incest “

  4. Mbodzole says:

    The picture says it all and one can easily some up the real problem and it is POOR DRAINAGE

  5. Kanyimbi says:

    Limani mpunga kuti njala ichepe.

  6. very good tiyeni nawon agalu amenewa afe ndi madzi akhala akulankhula mwano nthawi yaitali amvekere anthu aku mwera akufa ndi ma floods chifukwa choti anavotera dpp dere mulungu akuwalanga lero ndi inu sopano musova

  7. chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa says:

    Tiyeni nazoni paja mumanyoza anthu akumwera lero ziri kumeneko kaya inu ndiye mulungu akukulangani kuti mwalakwa chiani kaya.

  8. Gonapamuhanya says:

    What do the major prophets 1s say? Last year floods were in the South, Southerners were ridicled. And this year the North has its quota. We southerners are sympathetic to the Yankees.

  9. Toll says:

    I am confused. Why the Ministry of Agriculture making the announcement? I thought the is the Ministry responsible for disaster management?

  10. The Photographer's Camera says:

    So the water level was so high that even matresses were taken to the top of toilets roofs?

    So the chickens, mats and other stuff have been separated from owners and become free for all? – resource redistribution, right?

    So some rice farmers were heard smiling and ululating at the thought of more rice due to the flooding, right; yet the floods have potential to kill them? Mhh, a farmer’s, is strange mind! What good will less or more rice bags do a dead farmer? Are there rich or poor farmers in the grave? Or you are less dead with more bags of rice than with little? Narrow-minded farmers.

  11. Chipalamandule says:

    People should move to higher grounds to avoid loss of life

  12. 3-for-Nyau says:

    We have always told you that the North and South are not fit for human habitation but some still insist that it is their ancestral land. If your ancestors made a mistake of staying in bad land like Thyolo, Mulanje, Nsanje, Chikwawa, Karonga, Rumphi it is now up to you to know that they were wrong and only the Chewa were right to choose the Central region. Of course, some have already been flocking to Lilongwe and building houses there as they are now aware that that’s the only habitable place for human beings. And the chewa realised that in the 15th century. They were great

  13. dikisan says:

    Go there before the calamity happen; move them to uplands simple! You always budget for that. No excuses please. Life is precious.

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