Malawi braces for more flood misery: Dausi says K68.5bn set aside, National Resilience Startegy developed

Rain-battered Malawi is bracing itself for more flooding chaos and government has set aside K68.5 billion ($94.1 million) for the humanitarian response plan, Minister  of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi has said.

Dausi inspects part of the affected areas.-Photoi By Stanley Makuti, Mana

“There will be more flooding this year,” said Dausi during the official launch of the 2019 Lean  Season Food Insecurity Response Plan  at Kapili Primary School ground in Salima.

Large parts of the country were warned to expect misery after forecasters said bouts of heavy rain would hit Malawi.

And Dausi said  here is need for people to build resilience in disaster preparedness if the country is to reduce the economic impact to disasters.

“We urge people to build resilience. Government is ready ti help people, we want to make sure that no one dies of hunger,” said Dausi.

He disclosed that government has developed a National Resilience Strategy to break the cycle  of food insecurity and other disasters in the country.

Dausi’s Homeland Security ministry is also in charge of  government’s Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA).

The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services  disseminates early warning messages on a daily basis through various platforms.

The department’s director Jolamu Nkhokwe said climate information users need to understand that they can gain a lot by using weather and climate information as there is now strong evidence on the linkage between climate knowledge and action.

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1 year ago

DPP trying to divert funds again.

Apo mpo yee
Apo mpo yee
1 year ago

Kamimba kameneko kazaphwera ku Maula prison .

Erik Peterson
Erik Peterson
1 year ago

Flooding isn’t unpredictable. There are areas that are prone to flooding, and based on rainfall, we can predict quite well the effects. We have distinct rainy season. Seems to me the planning, prediction and preparation are completely ignored.

1 year ago

Dausi pamenepo yake ndi 2 billion koma mumadziwa kutapa

1 year ago

A Dausi mwavala ka jekete, akavala Saulosi kamakupwetekani eti.

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