Pictorial Focus: Mutharika Visits Mangochi Flood Victims

By Kondwani Magombo

President Professor Peter Mutharika on Tuesday visited people who were displaced by the floods that occurred in Mangochi between March 5 and 8 due to incessant rains that the district received.

Mutharika (c) and Madame Gertrude Mutharika (2nd r) in symbolic donation of relief items to one of the victims.-PIC Kondwani Magombo

Mutharika visited one of the camps, Mponda Evacuation Centre, in the area of Senior Chief Mponda where nearly 220 men, women and children whose homes were destroyed by the rains are taking refuge.

Mutharika (standing) comforts displaced families at Mponda Evacuation Centre-Pic Kondwani Magombo

He assured the displaced people of government support in form of better homes, food, shelter and other basic needs such as blankets and various utensils.

Displaced women prepare a communal meal at Mponda evacuation camp-PIC Kondwani Magombo

Meanwhile, Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) is on the ground in Mangochi complementing government’s efforts by providing immediate needs of the people such as food and blankets, among other things.

A glimpse of one of the rooms at the evacuation camp where the displaced people are sheltered-Pic Kondwani Magombo

Over 15,000 people have been affected in Mangochi in ten TAs and 5 people, among them a man women and children have died either due to houses collapsing on them or they were washed away by flooded rivers.-MANA