BY BLAIR MHONE
President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera says he is concerned with the damage Cyclone Ana has inflicted on the livelihoods of people in Chikwawa and Nsanje districts.
The president made the remarks when he visited displaced households in the Lower Shire districts to appreciate the extent of the damage.
“I understand that even people who had moved to upper lands were equally affected as the water reached them and destroyed their homes,” the president said.
The Malawi leader also said there is a need to reconstruct roads and people’s houses that were washed away by floods.
Speaking before the president, Commissioner for the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA), Charles Kalemba expressed gratitude for the president in traveling to see the damage and offer moral support to the victims.
Kalemba also commended government for providing two additional helicopters which are assisting to transfer patients and other medical supplies.
According to DoDMA, 32 fatalities have been registered so far and over 845 thousand people have been affected by Tropical Cyclone Ana in 13 southern region districts.