President Dr Lazarus Chakwera says the disruption of public service delivery has caused more suffering for people that have been affected by the impact of Cyclone Freddy.
President Chakwera said it is good to note that most services that were disrupted are returning to normal such as the availability of water and electricity in some areas.
“There was water shortage in some areas in Blantyre such as Machinjiri, Mkolokosa and Nyambadwe, I would like to report that 70 percent of the problem has been solved and most areas now have access to water and ESCOM lines are being restored and redistribution lines are being worked on,” President Chakwera said.
Dr Chakwera has since warned those capitalizing on aid meant for the survivors that they will face the law.
President Chakwera has since commended the Malawi Police Service for arresting a few culprits who stole some items.
“It’s sad to see that some are taking advantage of the situation and are adding more pain by stealing relief items meant for the survivors, let me commend the Malawi Police Service for arresting some culprits that stole some items,” He added.
The president was speaking at Sanjika Palace as he briefed the nation on his continued visits to Cyclone Freddy’s devastated areas.
He thanked people and organizations that have helped including Oxfam, Plan International, NEEF and the Government of Japan through JICA.
Reported by Secret Segula, MBC Online Services.