Chakwera brave rains to visit Lilongwe flood victims: ‘Malawians need each other in disaster’

Leader of Opposition Lazarus Chakwera, who is also Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president,touched the hearts many in Lilongwe when he braved  rains , winds and chilly weather to visit  displaced families after floods terror hit parts of Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital, on Saturday evening.

Chakwera’s tour to the affected areas in the Capital

MCP President Lazarus Chakwera appreciates the damage caused tby the floods terros in Lilongwe

Chakwera’s tour to the affected  areas in the Capital came just hours after the country’s Vice President Saulos Chilima ,who also serves as Minister responsible for Disaster Management Affairs in the country, went to appreciate the extent of the damage caused on Sunday.

At least four men and two women have died, while over 1,000 people have been left homeless as most of their dwelling houses were demolished.

The assessment is still being carried out, according to Public Relations Officer for the country’s Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), Chipiliro Khamula, on Monday.

Chakwera  started the tour at Kaliyeka where flash floods washed away many houses and killing some family members in the process.

From Kaliyeka , Chakwera visited Kawale where he met several residents affected by the floods.

Speaking to victims , Chakwera said he was deeply touched with the loss of lives and property. “As a leader, all I can say is I am with you in such trying times; I feel your pain.” Chakwera told the victims.

He added : “But I know that this is not enough. The loss incurred is just enormous. To those who have lost their relatives, it [the pain] is much more. But for the survivors, the fact that you are still alive gives us all some hope.

“But for this hope to materialize, we need each other; the community must also take steps to help those within the neighbourhood in one way or the other. The disaster is overwhelming to be hinged on government shoulders alone.”

Chakwera also asked the communities to be ‘each other’s keeper’.

Earlier, Member of Parliament for the area Ulemu  Msungama visited the same place where he also expressed deep sorrow over the tragedy.

Meanwhile, Malawi Red Cross Society, Lilongwe City Council and Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) officials are assessing the situation on the ground to come up with a comprehensive report of the impact of the floods.

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Morgan
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I thought our next president chakwera retired.he joined politics after retirement as president of assemblies of God. Did he really run away from GOD? Wait and see what will happen in 2019.U will witness the first hand power of God. Grace sorry my prophesy remains.

akuka
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Kkkkkkkk THE RUN AWAY PASTOR ,I like that

Makolija
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Ine olo atandithira Doom mkamwa sindingavotere Chakwera . Yona wa m’Baibulo ndi Chakwera zasiyana pati!

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Alipo akukukakamiza ngati? Ifenso sitingavotere bwampini wakoyo. And udziwe kuti Chakwera yo ndiye president amene timusankhe 2019, osati izizi izi.

Defender of Faith
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MCP President appreciate the damage. So what there after?????????????????????????????????????????/

Maidyaidya
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PALIBE AMENE ANAPANGA ZA MULUNGU NDIKUZISIYA KUMANENA KUTI ZIKAMUYENDERA AYIWALE.OSIYA ZAMULUNGU NDI THEMBERERO LOKHALOKHA.

santana
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T he runaway pastor, what did you learn from the 2014 loss? Why was God not at your side? Why were your prayers not accepted? Now what do you make from the 50+1 goof after the backing of fellow so called men of God in PAC? Access yourself pastor, what did you wrong God? The runaway pastor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sekanawo
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I don’t understand some people i thought they can say something for others to learn from it, but fortunitily this not the case with santana, instead people head rubbish from this gloomy dotard witch, can plz Santana mind ur business, stop provoking learder of opposition. He does what is best for they innocent victims especially during time that’s his nuture to do that. U wanna know why!?coz he iz true Malawian origin, he has a heart to his fellow country men he know hw it feels in tym lyk this it is not political issue, how does that concern 50+1… Read more »
psyuta
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This Idiot thrives in situation like these. Adzalira !

MBWELEKETE
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Ambuye lolani chakwera alowe mboma kuti adziwe anthu kuti inu ndi Mulungu Israel imatsogozedza ndi odzodzedwa ndipo imapambana

Girl Lady
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Amen!!!!

Save Lake Malawi Dot Org
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Save Lake Malawi Dot Org
Nice to see Mr Chakwera tour the disaster zone. These are traits of a good leader. Not just sitting phwii getting fat at Kamuzu Palace at a time when people need you the most. But let this be a moment of reflection too. These problems will only get worse and a real headache for foture governments. Can I ask you bwana president elect Chakwera (2019) to lay a foundation for soving these future problems by starting to addressing some of these issues. Don’t wait for Bwampini he doesn’t think about the future that man. Please start talking to people during… Read more »
mkandawire
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ku maliro amangopita chimanjamanja?

Mkandawagwa
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Inu mmafuna atenge thumba landarama kukahonga wanthu? Inu ndinu mumachita encourage ziphuphu!

Adzonzi
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The Vice President visited the site

Save Lake Malawi Dot Org
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Save Lake Malawi Dot Org

But vice president is not the president. Trump also has a vice president. But he finds time to visit disaster zones!

Mulhopwana
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You mean the state president should also tour the disaster zone? Malawians, please stop politicising everything. Chakwera visited the area after Chili may who is responsible for disaster management. Much as appreciate Chakwera’s visit, I feel the government has responded positively by assessing the extent of the damage so that humanitarian aid can be given to the affected families. Even Chakwera is appealing to Malawians and neighbours to the affected to support the affected families as the government alone can’t shoulder everything. This shows that he acknowledgesaid that government has taken a positive step

Kaka
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Angikupususana ochres inu odya mbewA. He behaves as if he is president. Ngati kunalembedwa, alaulira . Ngati sikunslebedwe ,Chake palibe

konkuja
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Kulankhula kumeneko!!!!!! Sure!!!!

Clive
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Abwana lembanikoni zomveka apa. Mukuti chani kodi?

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Kodi awanso ndiye ati? Mukuchokera dziko liti wawa zolemba zake zimenezi? Kapena munali mathchona ndi mbuyanu yu? It will be Chakwera in 2019. Manyaka alerowa tatopa nawo

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