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632 Cyclone Freddy Displaced Families Return Home in Blantyre

Njalam'mano Njalam'mano - pic by Lloyd Chitsulo

Some 632 families whose houses were partially demolished by the Cyclone Freddy in the Area of Tradition Authority Kapeni in Blantyre rural have returned to their respective homes giving room to primary schools learners to concentrate in their classes in camps which were in schools.

Disclosing this Wednesday, secretary for Kapeni Civil Protection Committee Austin Njalam’mano was however quick to mention that the returned families are still occupying their demolished houses hence requiring government’s and other partners' assistance.

He made the remarks when Kings Foundation Private Schools donated assorted items such as clothes, maize flour and sugar among others to about 579 flood survivors who are currently being housed at Lunzu Community hall in Blantyre.

Njalam’mano further disclosed that the committee has now started dissolving some camps which were in schools where by the flood survivors who were in those camps are being taken to camps outside schools.

"This is to ensure that classes are not interrupted now that government has ordered that all schools which are in districts which are affected by the Cyclone Freddy should re open. Currently we have dissolved about five camps which were in schools", said Njalam’mano.

Kings Foundation Principal Don Kasale said the donation which was mobilized through the school learners and their parents was part of the school's charity works done every year .

Rufina Shumba of of Khwisa Village Traditional Authority Kapeni who was found at the camp hailed King's Foundation gesture saying as it will help to ease their sufferings.

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Last modified on Friday, 07/04/2023

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