Chakwera urges MCP members to help disaster victims as floods kill 26

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has appealed to the party members to help the flood affected people as thousands  are left homeless with hundreds injured and umerous property including houses and domestic utensils, crop fields and infrastructure such as roads and bridges have extensively been damaged.

Chakwera: Lets help the affected people

Since intense rainfall accompanied by strong windstorms started falling-primarily over the Southern regions 26 people are confirmed dead.

Speaking before launching the election manifesto for MCP in Lilongwe on Saturday at CrossRoads Hotel, Chakwera  appealed to MCP members to help the  disaster affected people, saying religiously “blessed is the hand that gives than the hand receiving.”

President Peter Mutharika has declared a state of national disaster after the floods have not spared the energy sector as on Friday the Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) was forced to shut its Nkula and Kapichira Power Stations making Egenco lose 270 megawatts (MW) of hydro generation capacity against the available capacity of 320MW.

Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services said the heavy rains were as a result of deep low pressure area which initially developed in the Mozambican Channel and had intensified due to the presence of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone oscillating over Southern Malawi.

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3 years ago

Ayayayayaya MCP MCP MCP MCP
GO Chakwera go go go go
Go Mohammad Sidik Mia go go go go. You are pacesetters. You have outshined everyone you have raised the bar we are proudly MCP.

Zina Kambu
Zina Kambu
3 years ago

On the issue of EGENCO shutting down Nkula and Kapichira power stations because of debris, I’d like to suggest to govt to just GET RID of the weather!

When there is too much rain, the Shire is clogged with debris which render the power stations inoperable. When there is too much sun, water levels become low due to evaporation thereby also rendering the stations inoperable. Timve ziti?

Just get rid of the weather!

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