Tanzania Government responds to APM appeal

Written by  Chimbizga Msimuko
The Tanzanian Government has positively responded to an appeal by His Excellency the President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika regarding the state of disaster caused by severe flooding in Malawi by donating 200 tonnes of maize alongside other relief items.
Ambassador Munthali third from right Ambassador Munthali third from right
The relief items were handed over to the Malawi’s High Commissioner Glad Chembe Munthali Tuesday at a ceremony held at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Tanzanian commercial capital of Dar es Salaam.
The relief supplies that include food and medicine were handed over to Ambassador Chembe Munthali by Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Palamagamba Kabudi who was accompanied by that country’s Minister for Health, Ummy Mwalimu.
Kabudi disclosed that upon learning about the disaster, President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania directed relevant authorities to donate 200 tonnes of maize and eight tonnes of medical supplies to the people of Malawi, realising that as a neighbour, Malawi needed immediate support. 
Speaking after receiving the donation on behalf the Malawi Government,  Chembe Munthali hailed the sound and dynamic leadership of both Heads of State Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika of Malawi and John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania for pursuing good neighbourliness.
“On behalf of the Malawi Government, I am grateful for the kind gesture displayed to us by the Tanzanian Government. I am here to thank the two great leaders of Malawi and Tanzania for pursuing cordial relations between our two peoples,”  Munthali said. 
Over 800 thousand households have been affected by severe flooding which hit some parts of the country. Meanwhile His Excellency the President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika continues to cheer families affected by floods in various parts of the country.

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