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Floods affect 878 people in Nkhotakota
13 Apr 2019

Floods affect 878 people in Nkhotakota

Floods that came about as a result of heavy rains that fell from 10th April to the wee hours of Saturday (13th April 2019) have affected over 878 people.

The displaced, mostly from Nthondo, Kasita and Masula Villages in Sub T/A Kalimanjira, have sought refuge at Kalimanjira Trading Centre and Mkazimasika School Camps.

Speaking when he addressed the affected on Sunday, (April 14, 2019), Principal Secretary and Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs Wilson Moleni said government, through his department, will not relent in providing relief assistance to the affected.

“We heard about this tragedy yesterday and immediately dispatched some supplies which include maize, to assist them. We realize that when disasters hit, people surely need a lot of support.

“Most importantly, we also came to see for ourselves and assess the situation. As government, we will continue to support the affected,” said Moleni.

 The commissioner then appealed to the affected to move uplands as a solution to recurrence of floods in same areas.

“I am appealing to you to move to higher and safer areas in the near future to avoid perennial flooding challenges.

Moleni’s sentiments were also echoed by Sub/TA Kalimanjira and Acting District Commissioner Greystone Alindiamawo.  

 

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