Barely a month after a rainstorm destroyed school infrastructure and people’s houses at Kafukule in Mzimba, about 50 households are homeless after another rainstorm destroyed their houses in areas of traditional authorities Mzukuzuku and Mzikubola in the district Monday evening.
Desk Officer for Disaster Risk Management for M’mbelwa District Council, Thomas Munthali, said about 33 houses in Mabiri, and 20 houses in Ehehleni and Mapanjira have been affected.
“We got reports in the morning from councilors coming from the said areas about the tragedy. We are working to conduct an assessment to come up with the exact figures on the ground,” said Munthali.
Munthali, who is also the local council’s Director of Administration, said his office has also reported the matter to the Department of Disaster Risk Management Affairs for assistance.
“However, we got a positive response such that plastic sheets, plates, maize and pails, are already on the way to assist the affected people,” said the district council official in an interview with Malawi News Agency.