Nsanje DC Vows to Protect Cyclone Freddy Humanitarian Support
Nsanje District Commissioner, Dominic Mwandira, has implored Cyclone Freddy survivors whose houses were not damaged by floods to stay away from camps so the support which is being provided only benefits the homeless.
Mwandira says as a council they validate the number of survivors living in camps to ensure the support reaches out the deserving beneficiaries but admitted some whose houses were not damaged could be living in camps as well.
He spoke today, Friday at Nsanje district Council after receiving a donation of food and non-food items from a Chinese Company, China Railway-20, valued at close to 8 million kwacha.
“The district has greatly been affected. We have close to 58,000 affected households and there are about 44,000 households in camps.
“Those in camps as well as those not in camps need support. We have close to 15,000 households who have been affected as well but are not homeless. Some of these could be staying in camps. They should not live in camps as the government will equally assist them,” explained Mwandira.
He disclosed that they are currently distributing maize donated by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) adding that the process is continuing as a lot of people need this support.
The Nsanje District Commissioner further hailed CR-20 for supporting thousands of people who are currently suffering as a result of the Cyclone.
CR-20 Procurement Officer Pobe Life Zhiguo told Zodiak Online as a company they are duty bound to reach out to those suffering following the devastating effects of #Cyclone Freddy.
“As a company we thought we should join those that are mourning, those that are suffering by donating these items which we think will make a difference as they recover from the disaster,” explained Pobe.