Extend relief aid to remote areas-Kabambe – Capital Radio Malawi
23 May, 2024

Extend relief aid to remote areas-Kabambe

Kabambe visiting a site in Phalombe

One of the Democratic Progressive Party-DPP Presidential hopefuls Dalitso Kabambe has challenged stakeholders involved in humanitarian assistance to urgently arrange aid targeting hard-to-reach areas, where the damage caused by cyclone Freddy is enormous.

Kabambe who is also former Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) governor was speaking today at Thom Trading center, in Chiringa, Phalombe district.

People in the area of Traditional Authority Nazombe in the district have been displaced by floods that have affected most parts of the Southern Region.

Kabambe, has managed to raise over 18 million kwacha for the relief initiative, and says he is touched by the catastrophic and overwhelming impact of cyclone Freddy in the district.

The area has recorded 50 deaths while hundred others are missing, and about 20 000 people have been displaced.

“There is need for government and other agencies to pay attention to people in the rural areas where support is becoming difficult to reach due to the roads that are impassable,” he said.  

Member of Parliament for Phalombe East, Robert Mwina has commended  Kabambe’s efforts in assisting affected areas and went on to make a call to all stakeholders that are coordinating the relief efforts to assist people of his area where about twelve bridges have been destroyed .

Meanwhile no camp has been set up to accommodate the victims in the district.

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