Mutharika warns against theft of relief items: ‘I will pin you down’

President Peter Mutharika has warned of tough action against those who will be found involved in stealing relief items meant for disaster victims.

President Mutharika and  First Lady presenting relief items at Chikuse camp in Chikwawa.-Photo by Mayamiko Wallace, Mana
 Mutharika addresses the flood victims at Bangula ADMARC camp in Nsanje- Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana 
PresidentMutharika confers with Minister of Home land Security, Nicholas Dausi at Bangula in Nsanje-Photo by Abel Ikiloni, mana

The President sounded the warning on Monday when he visited flood victims currently staying at Chikuse Camp around Nchalo in Chikwawa District.

Mutharika said he was aware that some ill-minded people were busy stealing and hiding relief items meant for the flood victims, saying severe action would be taken on them.

“Let me warn all of you who are trying to steal from the disaster-affected people. I know some people are busy hiding the relief items while others are putting their relations on the beneficiary list.

“Let me tell you, that is bad and you will be punished for that. I will pin you down and serve a six-month jail term,” said Mutharika.

The President then called on all the affected families not to lose hope but have faith in government and God that all was well.

Minister of Homeland Security, Honourable Nicholas Dausi urged chiefs to seriously conduct the distribution of relief items with transparency and accountability.

“The President has ensured that each and every affected household gets assisted. May I request other nongovernmental organizations and other political parties to come together, this is the time when a lot of people need our help,” said Dausi.

On his part, Chikwawa District Commissioner, Lusizi Nhlane said the heavy rains that poured between March 5 and 10 March left scores of people stranded in the district.

He said 53, 765 people were affected translating to 12, 755 households.

“There are 56 child headed households in the camps, 5,210 female headed with 7,488 male headed households.

“Chikwawa district has so far opened 34 camps for the disaster victims. As a district, we have lost nine people while two are still missing,” said Nhlane.

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Holly Tit
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Holly Tit

He’s not pinning anyone down. Unless he means it sexually 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

APM MUST GO
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APM MUST GO

Atambwali sametana😂😂😂😂

Khumbo
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Khumbo

Thank you Mr President fpr assisting the needy and being there in time of need God bless you

Bahat Nyirendah
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Bahat Nyirendah

koma the whole the minister of security and homeland akanakhala wa agriculture bolani kneeling before the president and expect one day to stand as a president

BigMan
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BigMan

Dausi kuchita kugona cha fufumimba ndi ulemu chonchi, can these guys move our country forward??? I dont think so, they are from a bygone age.

Putin
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Putin

Kugwada a Dausi. Utsilu sagawadi eti

Chimulirenji
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Chimulirenji

Look who is talking, you and your cronies are the ones to be pinned down!

ndele
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ndele

hardnoko.suit.
musatinyase, who are you going topin down?????????????????????/ or we the citizens pin you down , ndi usitizen wakubao. you dont know malawi. you just used to hear and your daniel phili calling you to panikiza us with ngongle so our kids comes tosuffer the konsekweses. mxiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

Vinjenje
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Vinjenje

He is a toothless bull dog.Who is he going to pin ?Malawi will not change.The whole Minister kneeling to the president.Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

BigMan
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BigMan

The problems of old age, you just issue empty threats at everyone..