JB condoles flood victims, calls for unity in Malawi disaster

Malawi former president Joyce Banda says she is “deeply saddened” by the extent of damage to property and loss of lives due to heavy flooding caused by persistent rainfall that the southern African country  has experienced over the past few days.

Banda: Malawi unite in disaster time

Banda: Malawi unite in disaster time

According to a statement released by her office on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Banda condoles the bereaved families that have lost loved ones following the disaster.

“Similarly, the former Head of State would like to sympathize with Malawians who have lost various property, including houses,” reads the statement in part.

The former Head of State also commended her successor and incumbent President Peter Mutharika for declaring a State of Disaster following the unprecedented floods.

“This declaration will ensure speedy mobilization of humanitarian assistance from local and international well-wishers to alleviate the suffering that the victims are currently facing,” noted former president Banda.

In the statement, Banda encourages all Malawians to unite in helping the victims of this disaster “without regard to political, religious, tribal and racial extraction”.

“The former Head of State joins Malawians in praying for all the victims of this tragedy so that their lives may return to normal quickly,” concludes the statement.

President Mutharika declared a state of national disaster after floods in 15 of the country’s 28 districts affected 47,000 households.

He appealed to the international community for help, including supplying temporary housing and food.

According to Malawi press reports, flood waters and debris forced the shutdown of generators and the Tedzani and Nkula power stations, citing Nkula manager Steven Kayira.

About 124 megawatts of the national grid’s 351 megawatts were unavailable, it was reported.

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fisi says
Guest

kodi mukuti azatani JB President wanu ndi VP wake akugwira ntchito kale siziikukwana???? Msiyeni JB zisakupwetekeni

Fwetseki
Guest

Maliro sitimapepesa pa radio zachamba eti? Ubwere konkuno sitimva ife zimenezo.

fisi says
Guest

koma mzimayi munadana naye chachikulu uyu musiyeni ngati simukumva kupepesa kwake just shut up but she can’t come back just coz you want ha to prove a point afta all ha coming back will not stop the rains if anything leave everything in the hands of god milandu basis shut up zanu

Bwantasa Gomdwe
Guest

Today I visited the source of the disaster at soche hill. Government should say the truth kuti ndinapolo not only mere floods.

Phirilamatiya
Guest

Guys izi sizikugwilizana ndi Cashgate. Iyi ndi nthawi ya mavuto. She is free to condole. She is a Malawian. She condoled Bwana JT, what more with thiss? Koma amai chitani chotheka popeleka thandizo lanu. Zativuta kuno. Tili munthawi yovuta. Maliro okha okha kuno kumudzi a wanthu akulu akulu. Mai wathu Mai Tembo, a Bishop Zuza. Zachisoni. Zoopsya.

kape
Guest

Munthu samamukaniza kupepesa

gogo
Guest

What is this idiot talking about. God is upset because of cashgate you cremated. You think people are happy with you.

MMALAWI
Guest

I think God is not happy with the current leadership for rigging elections. Pajatu adzalanga Ana chifukwa cha tchimo la state owo! Look at the most affected districts! There is a pointer there

precious Lameck kalua
Guest

May God Almighty comfort & restore peace to Malawians. Our prayers will be with those affected.

musisipala
Guest

Thanks so much madam former president but words alone are not enough. Dish out as u used to with cashgate money

Msangaambe Phiri
Guest

Good behaviour,in difficuit times shows you really care for others,but my concern is your over staying in USA now i dnt think your on work related issues,it will come out when you come back.

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