Tanzania donates maize to Malawi flood victims

Tanzanian on Wednesday donated 1,200 metric tons of maize and 66 tons of medicine to the government of Malawi to assist thousands of people who were affected by floods in the country.

Tanzanian Ambassador to Malawi Patrick Sele handed over the gift to Chiunguzeni.- Photo by Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times

Tanzanian Ambassador to Malawi Patrick Sele handed over the gift to Chiunguzeni.- Photo by Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times

Malawi and Tanzanian officials pose in front of the trucks carrying relief items.-Photo by Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times

Malawi and Tanzanian officials pose in front of the trucks carrying relief items.-Photo by Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times

Speaking to Nyasa Times after presenting the donation at Songwe boarder in Karonga the northern part of Malawi, the Tanzanian High commissioner Patrick Sele said the donation follows the disaster which affected 15 of the country’s 28 districts, prompting President Peter Mutharika to declare a State of Disaster.

‘‘Malawi being our neighbouring country, our President Jakaya Kikwete was deeply concerned with the situation that people in Malawi found themselves in, as such he decided to donate these relief items to those flood victims to bail out the problems that the victims are encountering,” said Sele.

He said the donation includes 1,200 metric tons of maize, as well as 66 tons of medicines .

Tanzanian Ambassador to Malawi Patrick hailed the existing cordial relationship between the two countries.

Secretary and Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs Paul Chiunguzeni commended the Tanzania for the assistance saying it is on the right time as floods victims in the country continues to face hunger problems.

“Malawi is grateful for Tanzania’s contribution as we are trying to relieve the plight of the survivors some of whom are still in camps,” he said.

According to Chiunguzeni, Malawian soldiers will take over the assistance from Songwe boarder to Lilongwe ware house hauled in military trucks.

He said the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) presence at the border post was a matter of courtesy to their Tanzanian military counterparts.

 

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oscar
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In Tanzania, relief items are delivered by TPDF. This is to avoid procurement procedures that could take up to two months to get a private company.

jamanini
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Hey everyone my brothers and sisters.l am really grade to see all of you commenting in this site. And I have Ben reding all of you are comment on this site. It’s every nice to hear everyone concerning. About Malawian’s and Tanzania’s. First I will like to apology to everyone who is going to red this message for say this. But it looks like some of you are not that smart or have in half indication in your life. because you don’t know what you talking or saying on comment. I think some of you need to think before you… Read more »
jamanini
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Hey everyone my brothers and sisters.l am really grade to see all of you commenting in this site. And I have Ben reding all of you are comment on this site. It’s every nice to hear everyone concerning. About Malawian’s and Tanzania’s. First I will like to apology to everyone who is going to red this message for say this. But it looks like some of you are not that smart or have in half indication in your life. because you don’t know what you talking or saying on comment. I think some of you need to think before you… Read more »
Name*stevhenry
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Is like u need smeting at a tym bt to no avail.let’s say thank u if smeting good is happen to us,thank u Bongo

Bwantasa
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olo mwatero koma na nyanja SIMUTENGA

DZ
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ndikukhala kumeko a neighbour.

I mean banda
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Thank you Tanzania however whilst it could be normal to assume the lower shire..is the worst hit and it is in the opposite end of the country i assume it is justfor logistical reasons why it is taking place in a zone where the two government will one day have to contest to win local hearts and mind. It is clear they are our neighbour’s and if had the power we could have physically shut them up on the boarder issue. We have brothers in Zambia and sister in Mozambique but Tanzania is Just a neighbor who we argue of… Read more »
Judge Joash
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Zikomo Tanzania.Komano misala ija yogawana nyanja itheretu.Mukokedwa machende.

Bauleni
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zikomo tz.MDF keep it up

shaa
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KODI SIMUKASINTHANITSA NDI NYANJA?

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