JB gives relief support to Nkhatabay hailstorm victims

Vice President, Joyce Banda, has visited people that were affected by the hailstorm that hit the area of Traditional Authority Mankhambira in NkhataBay on December 13th 2011 and completely demolished 58 houses and has left over 11 people seriously injured.

Banda said she was saddened to see so many people homeless.

She said in her personal capacity she bought goods worthy K750, 000 to help in making the affected people’s lives easy.

Joyce Banda: People's leader

Banda further said she thought of visiting the people – on Boxing Day – because Christmas is a time of giving  and people who are in need to be cheered.

“I believe that Christmas is a time of giving and sharing, we as people and a country need to give to people facing hardships,” she said.

“These people have lost their homes and food, it will take people who have something to share with them so that they feel loved,” the Vice President said urging well-wishers and government to come to the rescue of the affected.

Banda then advised the Chiefs distributing the relief items to share equally regardless of political party and religious affiliations.

The people could not hide their joy after receiving the items.

“The hailstorm left us scared of where we will live and where our next meal will come from, the items we have receive will help ease some our problems,” explained one of the beneficiaries

The donated items include bags of maize, blankets, plastic paper, and 100 pairs of shoes, salt and sugar among others.

The Vice president who is a Christian and a member of women’s guild of the CCAP has in the past been helping the aged, homeless and orphans through various organizations in the country before becoming the Vice President of the Republic of Malawi.

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