Chilima expresses gratitude towards flood victims respondents

Written by  Alefa Lyson

Vice President right Honourable Saulos Chilima has commended People, Companies and Organisations that rendered assistance to flood victims in the country.

Vice President Chilima thankful to people who assisted flood victims Vice President Chilima thankful to people who assisted flood victims
27
May


Right Honourable Chilima made the commendation in Blantyre when he officially opened a three day workshop for World vision aimed at reflecting how the organisation responded to the disaster.


Chilima said the assistance is an indicator of the good relationship between government and Organisations in addressing problems faced by the citizens.

Honorable Chilima added that there is need for the country to be well prepared in Disaster Management.


In January this year, the country experienced heavy rains that triggered devastating floods.


President Professor Peter Mutharika declared an emergency and called for concerted efforts from well wishers to work together with government in assisting the affected people. Soon after president’s declaration, World Vision launched a response towards the disaster.

Speaking when he officially opened the workshop Vice President right honourable Saulos Chilima commended organisations and the international community that rendered assistance to flood victims.


Chilima said despite challenges like poor road network to reach out to some affected people and poor weather conditions, companies and organisations made efforts to reach the victims.


The vice President added that the floods were a big blow to the country’s economy and the assistance from other organisations cannot go unnoticed.


Right honourable then called on Traditional leaders in the affected districts to help people who are willing to relocate to highlands by providing land.


According to the United Nations Assessment Report for January and February this year, over one million people from 15 districts of the country were affected by heavy rains.


About 104 people were reported dead while 172 went missing. 50,000 hectares full of crops were affected.

  

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