The Mozambican government has donated 40,000 jet fuel to Malawi. The fuel will be used by helicopters that have been provided by the governments of Tanzania and Zambia to deliver food relief items, and medical supplies in affected areas whose roads have been cut by the devastation that has happened courtesy of cyclone Freddy.
On his part, Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs, Charles Kalemba, hailed Mozambique for the donation saying the helicopters they are using in hard-to-reach areas require fuel.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the Malawi government was Minister of Education Madalitso Kambauwa who expressed gratitude for the enormous support the country is receiving in this time of need.
“When you are in need you know who your real friends are. Mozambique is also grappling with Cyclone Freddy but they have thought of us. This is what we call brotherly love,” she said.
Mozambican ambassador to Malawi Elias Zimba said as neighbors, they feel the pain Malawi is going through.
“We are brothers and we are in this together. Your pain is our pain, your suffering is our suffering,” he said.
President Chakwera in his visits to flood victims disclosed that he spoke to his brother Filipi Nyusi President of Mozambique who said would send jet fuel which today has arrived.