FOM Cheers Cyclone Freddy Survivors at Katuma camp in Mulanje

Chilewe making symbolic donation to GVH Nogwe Chilewe making symbolic donation to GVH Nogwe - pic by Hastings Jimani
 
 
Barely a month after Friends of Mulanje (FOM) distributed relief items to Cyclone Freddy survivors at Nanchidwa camp at the foot on Mulanje Mountain, the grouping on Saturday visited Katuma camp Traditional Authority Nkanda.
This is the only camp remaining of the 45 camps that were set during the disaster in T/A Nkanda.
 
During the visit, FOM distributed maize flour, soya pieces, soap, and writing materials to school going children. 
 
FOM Publicity Secretary Edmund Kashoti told Zodiak Online that as citizens of Mulanje they are touched that some people are still in camps and they thought it necessary to assist the survivors realizing that they are still in need of food and other basic items.
 
“We were informed that some children lost their school materials during the disaster hence bringing these pens and exercise books and soon we will mobilize some resources to buy them school uniforms,” said Kashoti.
 
He valued the whole donation at K3.1 million.
 
Group Village head Nogwe told Zodiak Online that the area is prone to disasters and his subjects are ready to relocate to safer places.
 
“We already communicated to the District Commissioner our willingness to leave this place and we identified land to relocate to and currently we are just waiting for the District Council to help us acquire this land,” said GVH Nogwe.
 
Katuma camp chairperson Mphatso Makwenda said currently the camp has 172 households.
 
According to FOM Chairperson Ken Chilewe, the group will continue mobilizing resources and continue assisting the affected households as the impact of the Cyclone Freddy is still there.
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