First Lady hail Plan Malawi for supporting flood victims

The First Lady Madam Gertrude Mutharika on Friday commended Plan International for their support in assisting floods victims in the country.

First Lady: Lets join hands to assist our friends who have been affected
First Lady: Lets join hands to assist our friends who have been affected

Mutharika  speaking  at the launch of the disaster management by Plan Malawi at Thuruwe primary school ground, in Mulanje  thanked the organisation for their support to over 3600 households in Mulanje district alone which will be in five sectors of child protection, nutrition, education in emergencies, water and sanitation.

“Plan Malawi should be commended for their support in the humanitarian crisis,” the First Lady said.

“My message is that lets join hands to assist our friends who have been affected. This tragedy is so enormous and the situation of these people is so dire because they have lost everything,” she added.

She appealed for more support from companies, organizations, and individuals to join forces and continue to provide more assistance to the affected families.

Plan Malawi Country Director, Mrs Lily Omondi said they responded to the call by President Peter Mutharika for support.

She said Plan Malawi has committed K100 million to assist the floods victims first within Mulanje district where they will be supporting over 3600 households which is about 20,000 people and mainly targeting about 2000 children in the district before they go in other districts that have been hit with the floods in collaboration
with other international partners.

She said so far they have already received K26 million from UNICEF on the project to support other districts.

During the launch of the disaster response program, Plan Malawi distributed mattresses, blankets, buckets and Likuni phala to over 165 people who are camping at Thuruwe primary school.

Plan has also made commitment to erect emergency latrines in some of the camps to improve overall hygiene and sanitation as one way of preventing outbreak of waterborne diseases.

According to District Commissioner for Mulanje district, Jack Nguluwe, the district has 12,500 families that are affected by the floods and over 80,000 people have been displaced and they have 12 camps in the district

He also said 3600 hectares of maize has been washed away due to the floods and 88 cows are also gone with the floods.


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6 years ago

Weldone Plan Malawi but where is those fucken CSO’s? You make noise with silly things now you even failing to contribute for this disaster. Stupid CSO’s

6 years ago

So why is Nyasa Times full of articles about charities, donors, overseas organisations who are contributing to easing the suffering of our countrymen and women. Where is the input from our government? It’s easy and costs nothing to praise others, but actually doing something useful costs time, money, energy? How much has this disaster cost our government and our ministers? Where is this ‘example’? Where is this leadership?

6 years ago

Ndinali ku Limbe recently….. The town STINKS, zoti kuli BEAM izo amadziwa ndi Getrude basi.

6 years ago

from beautify Malawi to plan Malawi, well done first lady lead by example.

6 years ago

First lady hail plan Malawi gets international support, she said let’s join our hands together and assist our friends who have been affected, My foot” what about Money you steal from Nac, Mubeso ndalama zimenezi, this woman” she has no heart at all, akuchita kuchemelera kuti ndalama zikubwera, Shame on you Madam, later we are going to declare floodgate.

Gerald Kanjex
6 years ago

After matandizowo muwauze achoke kumeneko coz ths z only introduction the real z nt yet……,. !!!!

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