Nine die from floods: Malawi VP Kachali pledges govt’s long term solution

Vice President Khumbo Kachali has assured people in the Lower Shire theadministration of President Joyce Banda is looking for permanent ways of reducing disaster risks in the region through proper planning and disaster risk management.

The disaster risk management committee in the district told Vice President that nine people have so far died since January when the rains started and currently people in the East Bank were at Savala camp and cut off by road and very few supplies were reaching the people.

Kachali was speaking at Mwananjobvu and Kalulu stadium in Chikwawa where he visited over 2000 flood victims who have been displaced in various areas especially traditional authorities ngowe and makhuwira in the district.

“We appreciate the many issues that encompass disaster management in lower shire. This week we created a disaster risk platform and we are sure going to look for permanent ways of helping all Malawians in Lower shire to give them a settled life,” said the Vice President.

He said heavy rains that have not occurred in the past 10 years had indicated the need for people to remain vigilant in face of continued risks due to climate change.

Vice President Kachali greets a victim of flood before making donation of relief items
Vice President Kachali greets a victim of flood before making donation of relief items. Next to him is singer Mlaka Maliro

 

Vice President Khumbo Kachali speaking to flood victims
Vice President Khumbo Kachali speaking to flood victims

The Vice President thanked Illovo Sugar company for supporting  the flood victims with various

TA Ngowe and Paramount Chief Lundu said the district continues to face challenge in terms of disasters and it needs to work out permanent solutions for the people to be able to effectively contribute to development.

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