Chakwera visists Lilongwe flood victims: Donates food

Opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera on Saturday visited the flood hit families in Lilongwe and gave them food and money.

Chakwera with flood survivors – two children rescued by military helicopter

Chakwera donated relief food items

Chakwera gave them 50 bags of maize and K350000 cash, the first relief food and money from a high ranking official outside the government.

He said the Malawi Congress Party, the party he leads, sympathised with them.

Mayor of the City of Lilongwe Desmond Bikoko also assured the victims that the city council would continue assisting tthem.

State Vice president Saulos Chilima visited the area, Ntandire, on Friday and had an aerial view of the damage from a helicopter.

In an interview with the media, Chilima said the government will not use force to relocate people to upland in the Lower Shire which is prone to floods.

“We will continue to encourage them to relocate to safe areas in upland on their own,” he said.

He said people should avoid building houses in water logged areas.

A military helicopter on Friday whisked away 16 people, including school children, to safety in Mtandire.

Government officials say the rains have killed 18 people and affected 14000 people since the onset of the rains.

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6 thoughts on “Chakwera visists Lilongwe flood victims: Donates food”

  1. dunca chibo says:

    Go ahead Chakwera. You what you have.

  2. jab says:

    so its true that he only donated a meagre k350000? this party is so bloke…vote them back in government we are finished…shame on our leaders..i pitty my motherland.

    1. Cash Gate says:

      ukunamatu, peter muntharika ndi saulosi chilima sapeleka kalikonse, zimene apeleke amenewa angotapako za misonkho yathu basi osati za mthumba mwawo ayi. uzizindikira chofunika kulemba

  3. Mweene says:

    Bad optics oChakwera! Bad, bad and bad.
    Mike in hand, like you are politiking, during a disaster when the audience are in distress?
    Haven’t you learned anything during the past four years in politics, Bwana?

  4. Bessam Kapuma says:

    Nothing for us without us !!! Bravo Dr. Laz

  5. MwanaMJ says:

    Effective leaders come closest to people affected by Nature. They mourn with those that are mourning. That’s what sets LC far apart from APM, being socially, morally and physically attached by those in distress and pain. In natural calamities like these servant leadership leads others to console those in discomfort. A face of leader that removes tears with hope and assurances

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