I will help you rebuild your lives, APM assures flood victims
President Arthur Peter Mutharika has assured Malawians affected by the recent disaster that his government would do everything possible to make sure that they rebuild their lives.
President Mutharika said this when he visited displaced families in Balaka and Mangochi districts on Tuesday.
The Malawi leader said he had instructed that cement and iron sheets be made available to all the affected households from the Descent Affordable Housing Subsidy program to ensure that they are able to rebuild their houses in time.
"I was in the Northern region for other official duties but I had to cancel my programs just to visit all the districts that have been hit by the disaster. This is how we should be living as Malawians."
"I can assure you, no one is going to die of hunger, and my government will do everything to make sure that your lives return to normality," said Mutharika.
Meanwhile, the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) has confirmed to have recorded 45 deaths and 577 injuries as of Monday 11th March 2019 as a result of floods in some parts of the country.
On his part, Traditional Authority Mkaya hailed the President for the gesture describing it as timely.
"As you have seen for yourself, Your Excellency, people are suffering here, and your coming has brought hope as the people will have food, and shelter for their well being," he said.
During the function, President Mutharika presented symbolically relief items to some of the affected people.
Following the rains which hit most areas of the Southern region, six people have died and 66 others were injured, while over 13 thousand families were rendered homeless in Balaka, while five died in Mangochi.