LL City Council Chases Stranded Families
Fifteen families from Mchesi Township in Malawi’s Capital City, Lilongwe whose houses were destroyed by rains last week have been chased away from Kawale Health Center hall where they sought refuge.
The city council ordered them out from the place after noting that they had over stayed at the health centre.
One of the victims, Mrs. Hawa Issa told Zodiak Online that they have nowhere to go because all their belongings were washed away.
“Our plea is that they should wait for us for at least a month so that we hunt for some places to stay. But if push comes to shove we have no choice but return to our dilapidated houses, may be that is the will of God,” complained Mrs. Issa.
Block Leader of Kawale one, Suwa Jeffry concurred with the victims.
Heavy rains that poured in Lilongwe on Saturday 18 February 2012 displaced about 100 households in shanty locations of Mchesi, Kaliyeka, Kawale, Chipasula and Area 22.
The flooding of Mchesi River resulted into the collapse of several houses and injured eleven people including a child.
Forty six families who were displaced from Kaliyeka were camped at Kaliyeka Primary School, while those from Mchesi sought refuge at Kawale health clinic hall.—Zodiak Online
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