Paramount Chief Kyungu of Karonga on Tuesday warned the ruling People’s Party (PP) to be careful of individuals in the party who, he said, may cause confusion if not handled carefully.
The chief was speaking at Mphwelo Primary School in the area of Group Village Headman Malema where Vice President Khumbo Kachali went to distribute relief items to over 170 victims of stormy rains which destroyed school buildings and people’s houses from January 20 to 24, this year.
“They were castigating the current President and her Vice President, but now they are kneeling before you with pretending respect. I’m saying this because we also have such people here in Karonga,” said Kyungu.
Chief Kyungu further warned the PP to be careful with such people who had all along treated the President and her Vice President as adversaries.
He then advised people of Karonga to elect into leadership positions individuals who can effectively lead and guide them government’s development agenda.Speaking on relief items, Kyungu hailed government for timely responding to the destruction that the stormy rains caused on individuals and households at Mphwelo, Lughali and Ngara in the district.
Ten-year-old Catherine Malema was injured on the head when a classroom block’s roof at Mphwelo Primary School was blown off.
On his part, Vice President Khumbo Kachali expressed sadness that for the past five years running, people of Karonga have been affected by different kinds of disasters ranging from floods to earthquakes as well as stormy rains.
He said money government used to buy the relief items came from the 2012/2013 budget that parliament approved under the ‘unforeseeable circumstances” item.
Each household received two blankets, plastic pails, plates, 5 kilograms of beans and a 50 kilogram bag of maize, among other items.