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VP visits vendors affected by the Blantyre Flea market fire accident
01 Nov 2019

VP visits vendors affected by the Blantyre Flea market fire accident

Vice President and Minister responsible for Disaster Management Affairs Everton Herbert Chimulirenji on Thursday (October 31, 2019) visited vendors who lost their merchandise to a fire accident that occurred on Tuesday.

Speaking when he addressed the affected vendors, Chimulirenji said President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika was deeply saddened by the accident and loss of property.

“The President has directed that the affected vendors immediately access loans from the Malawi Enterprise Development Fund (MEDF) to assist them to get back to their feet following this tragic loss,” said Chimulirenji.

Government, through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs, has since provided the affected vendors with 200 bags of rice (each weighing 50kg).

One of the affected vendors, Conly Kanonyere, said he and his colleagues are struggling to make ends meet.

“We lost a lot of our merchandise to the fire accident. We plea with the government to assist us in rebuilding our businesses,” said Kanonyere.