President Mutharika Cheers Salima’ Flood Victims:Promises Availability Of Basics To The Affected
Malawi President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika on Monday visited fellow citizens who whose lives and livelihoods have been devastated by floods in Salima specifically in Traditional Authority Pemba’s area.
Speaking before those affected by the floods, President Mutharika said as a nation we stand in trying moments knowing that this occurrence is one of many that have affected 22 of our 28 districts across the country.
He assured the nation of Malawi that the Democratic Progressive Party government is doing all it can to address the problem both in short and long terms.
“In the immediate we will ensure availability of basic necessities to all affected as a way of rehabilitation and restoration of livelihoods. In long term we will engage all communities to plant more trees and abide by regulations to build homesteads in areas that are not prone to flooding in times of persistent rainfall.” He said.
Mutharika hinted that much as we cannot control nature and weather, together as Malawians we have the ability to reverse what our hands have destroyed over time through deforestation and embark on a re-afforestation campaign.
President Mutharika called upon all Malawians, here at home and abroad, to stand in unity and help the affected fellows.
President Mutharika was in the company of country’s vice President,Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima ,other government officials, international organisations and Malawians of goodwill.