Veep Saulos Chilima Assures Flood Victims Of Govt Support…As MDF Rescues Stranded Children In Lilongwe’ Disaster
Malawi Vice President, Right honourable Dr. Saulos Chilima has assured flood victims of government support during this trying times.
Chilima was speaking in Salima, last Thursday when he paid tribute to the soldiers for the successful rescue operation in chief Pemba’s area in where Nakala River burst its banks and flooded.
He said the 200 fear gripped villagers were succesfully whisked to safety in Chief Ndindi’s area.
“It is good that the people are now in safe haven,” said Chilima.
The soldiers used military speed boats during the rescue operation which lasted for hours.
Chilima pledged the government would meet their immediate needs.
Accompanied by officials from the Department of Disaster Management which he heads, Chilima assured the people, currently staying at Kandulu Evacuation Centre, of continued assistance from the government.
“His Excellency, President Arthur Peter Mutharika has sent me to assure you that we are into this together and we will make sure we help you until all this is over,” said Chilima.
Scoring the point that seeing is believing, Chilima kick started the donation of mattresses, food, pales, and various kitchen utensils.
He also directed that mosquito nets be provided to children and pregnant mothers the same day.
A member of parliament for the area and T/A Ndindi commended government for the swift response while calling for lasting measures that would help prevent Lifidzi river from bursting as it has been the case.