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Over 900 People To Benefit From Recovery Projects In Malawi

Written by  Written By Blessings KANG'OMBE in Ntcheu district May 18, 2017

A public works program under Malawi Flood Emergency Recovery Project (MFERP) is under way in Malawi's central region district of Ntcheu.

Over 900 people in the district are benefiting from the 24 day program.

Beneficiaries will be entitled to agriculture inputs with others receiving cash in return for their participation in labour-intensive community infrastructure repair schemes.

Those that have access to irrigation water will participate in the Input For Asset (IFA) scheme and will receive 5 kilograms of early maturing maize seeds and fertilizer.

While beneficiaries that will participate in the cash for work scheme will receive MK600 per day.

Some of the community assets that beneficiaries will work on include; feeder roads rehabilitation, rehabilitation of mini irrigation canals among other sub projects.

Speaking to Capital FM, Ntcheu district director of planning and development Abubakar Nkhoma disclosed money amounting to over MK45 Million has been allocated for the district.

The Malawi Floods Emergency Recovery Project (MFERP) is a Malawi Government Project funded by the World Bank.

It seeks to sustainably restore agricultural livelihoods, reconstruct critical public infrastructure in flood-affected districts, and improve the national disaster response and recovery capacities.

The program is being implemented in all the 15 districts that were affected by floods in 2015.

These are Balaka, Blantyre, Chikwawa, Chiradzulu, Karonga, Machinga, Mangochi, Mulanje, Nsanje, Ntcheu, Phalombe, Rumphi, Salima, Thyolo and Zomba.

MFERP IFA/Public Works Program’s target is to cover 180 000 flood victims in the course of three years.

Last modified on Thursday, 18 May 2017 13:04

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