Lilongwe Water Board
(LWB) on Friday (18th February) donated assorted relief items worth K10 million to people affected by Tropical Storm ANA.
Speaking during the handover ceremony held at Capital Hill, Lilongwe; Chairperson of LWB Operations and Projects Committee Lingalireni Mihowa, said their belief was that the donation will make an impact; help boost the nutrition and health of a section of the affected people.
“It is only human for us as an organisation to contribute in whatever way we can in acknowledging Dr Lazarus Chakwera
's call for support through the declaration of the state of disaster in the affected areas,” said Mihowa.
She then commended the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) for coordinating response operations following the devastating effects of Tropical Storm ANA.
In his remarks, Director of Disaster response and Recovery Rev. Moses Chimphepo said the donation was timely and will address some of the immediate needs of the affected people.
“Effects of Tropical Storm ANA were colossal in terms of infrastructure damage. Some villages were completely wiped out, leaving people destitute. The affected require food and shelter assistance.
“This donation positively responds to His Excellency the President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera’s call for support and will go a long way in assisting affected people, especially those that are living in camps, said Chimphepo.
Meanwhile, the truck carrying the donated items, which include 20 (25kgs) tins of HTH Chroline, 300 (25kgs) bags of maize flour, 77 (20kgs) bags of beans, 280 (2kgs) packets of rice, 30 bales of sugar, 115 packets (2kgs) Likuni Phala, 73 boxes of 30 tablets U- Fresh Soap, 255 packets of salt, 153 (2lts) bottles of cooking oil and seven rolls of black plastic sheets for temporary roofing, has immediately left for Chikwawa for distribution to the affected people.