President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has called on Malawians to trust God as the nation passes through the tragedy caused by Cyclone Freddy.
Dr Chakwera was speaking at Nkando in Mulanje when he cheered up traumatised people at Nkando Evacuation Camp which is the biggest camp in Mulanje.
“This is unprecedented we have never faced such tragedy in form of floods as a country before,” said President Chakwera.
The President was quick to assure people gathered at the camp of the government’s speedy response to ensure that they get their basic amenities such as food, blankets and clothes.
“There a lot of organisations and people of goodwill that have already started channelling foodstuffs and resources towards flood relief,” said Dr Chakwera.
The President also took some time out to remind the people that this was a direct result of climate change as Karonga was currently experiencing drought.
He, therefore, implored people in the country to construct buildings that can withstand climate shocks such as floods.
According to District Commissioner for Mulanje, Jack Ngulube, Mulanje has over 75 evacuation camps and has recorded over 8000 displaced people,41 injuries and 91 deaths.
Ngulube however, said it was unfortunate that other camps had still not been reached with assistance as they are inaccessible by road.
He was optimistic that the camps will soon get assistance.
Reported by Kumbukani Phiri, MBC Online Services.