Malawi ministers contribute to disaster fund: Floods hit Karonga

Malawi’s cabinet ministers (18) on Tuesday donated 125,000 bags of maize flower each weighing 10 kilograms to flood disaster victims in the 15 affected districts.

Cabinet ministers display bags of maize flour they have donated

Cabinet ministers display bags of maize flour they have donated

Presenting the donation to the Department of Disaster Management Affairs,  Labour Minister Henry Mussa said the 18 Ministers (together with deputies) contributed K100, 000 each, meaning that they raised K1.8 million.

“As ministers we made this gesture to respond to calls by the President to mobilise resources to help our brothers and sisters,” said Mussa who spoke on behalf of his fellow ministers.

Secretary and Commissioner to Disaster Management Affairs Paul Chiunguzeni thanked the ministers for the assistance, saying it will go a long away in making a difference in the lives of the victims.

Malawi is grappling with resources to respond to the floods that have killed 62 people while 153 are still missing.

The floods have affected over 600,000 families with many of them living in camps.

President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday addressed the nation, appealing for more help to contain the situation.

Meanwhile, floods have hit northern borader district of Karonga following relentless rains which led to North Rukuru River swelling beyond its banks last week.

The district on the northern shores of Lake Malawi usually experiences floods in February and March, but tragedy struck on Thursday when the river swelled beyond its banks and sent about 47 households in six villages under Group Village Head Zindi scampering for refuge in nearby church.

District commissioner (DC) Rosemary Moyo said “, 45 households will require urgent assistance in terms of maize, beans and tents.”

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tuti
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tuti

if my lay man’s maths serves me right the calculations expressed in this ARTICLE are grossly incorrect… please do proper calculations and re post this I believe the honourable ministers would not be pleased with these wrong figures………anthu aona ngati nduna zapereka ufa okwanila kwa onse okhuzidwa

sunderstar
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sunderstar

Asamuke apikte ku Chitipa amenewa chifwukwa ku Karonga ndi malo odutsa zibvomerezi and prone to heavy flooding, why are they not relocating?

Ana Amuna Amphongo
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Ana Amuna Amphongo

Mwachita bwino Anduna. Ngakhale olemba akufuna kukuonongelani ntchito yabwino.

ndawagwira
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ndawagwira

When the whole president JB was doing this u said is generous. These are only ministers and u make noise. Are u a malawian? Come back to Malawi and apreciate mabungwe akugwira ntchito yawo yogawa zakudya yomwe JB anawalanda when she was in power. Boma likuyenda without donors.

John Chindere
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John Chindere

I hope you did not claim allawance for that Karonga trip. If you did then no need to thank you

Nyamazi
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Nyamazi

Maize flour in Blue sacks, what a political cry” DPP is DPP, it will never change its nasty appearance to the outside world.

chefourpence
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leading by example! Not that previous northish cabinet that was stealing from us.

brutsha
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brutsha

Charity should be anonymous and not paraded like that. After all this is a ‘formal’ way of stealing from government coffers and bluff unsuspecting society that it’s from a philanthropic mind. Shame!

Minor correction on grammar:
Main article; Maize ‘flour’ and not ‘flower’
Comment 23, good ‘at’ and not ‘in’

Mbolo Sidwala
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Mbolo Sidwala

So you 10 kg packets as bags? be serious! si ma walk man amenewa

Ine
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Ine

Maize flower? Chizungu chavutatu apa

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