The Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) says there is a need for concerted efforts to support people affected by the devastating effects of tropical #CycloneFreddy until the next harvesting season.
MAM spokesperson, Sheikh Dinala Chabulika says people affected by floods lost everything they could lean on, hence the call.
He made the remarks today at Nyezelera Primary School ground in Phalombe where the organization donated food and non food items to 600 households valued at K20 million.
One of the survivors, Alinafe Bokosi, has described the donation as timely.
Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima has visited Muloza Border Post in Mulanje to assess the damage induced by Cyclone Freddy and also comfort the bereaved and affected households.
Dr Chilima also appreciated the level of destruction that has disrupted service delivery at the Immigration Department, Malawi Police Service and Malawi Revenue Authority offices.
He has also inspected houses of MPS staff which were damaged by the cyclone.
IERA Malawi in collaboration with Taqwa Masjid in Blantyre has organized a lecturer where renowned Muslim orators namely Sheikh Abdur-Raheem McCarthy (عبدالرحيم مكارثي) and Ustadh Adnan Rashid will be the speakers on Sunday, 2nd April , 2023.
According to IERA Malawi, the event is free-of-charge and open to all Muslims across the country.
Sheikh Abdur-Raheem McCarthy is an Irish-American who accepted Islam in 1994 and travelled to Sudan to study Islam. He furthered his studies by relocating to Saudi Arabia to study Quraan, Tajweed, and the Arabic language.
Sheikh McCarthy was then accepted into the Islamic University of Madinah and enrolled into the Arabic Institute and then graduated from the Faculty of Da’wah and Usool Ad-Deen.
Since graduation in 2006 he has become a renown...
Government of Japan has donated 28 Hino trucks worth over K3 billion which will be distributed across all the 28 districts.
Speaking during the official handover ceremony, Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda said the donation will help in immunisation campaigns and other logistics to have a comprehensive and responsive health system.
Chiponda added that it will also help in the transportation of relief items, drugs and medical equipment to victims affected by Cyclone Freddy.
In his remarks, Japanese Ambassador to Malawi Youichi Oya said the donation aims at strengthening the capacity of the healthcare system.
The Japanese Government has also donated a next-generation sequencer and five generators to be fixed at each constructed cold room. The Chakwera government cont...
Paramount Holdings Limited has donated 900 packs of assorted items worth K25 Million to aid people affected in various ways by Cyclone Freddy in the southern region.
Speaking to Malawi freedom Network online Paramount Holdings limited representative Chimwemwe said as the company we are equally concerned with the challenges the survivors are facing in one way or the other to assist those suffering in the affected areas.
Chimwemwe described the aftermath of cyclone Freddy as a national disaster as the responsible business, they were concerned with loss of lives and devastation and damage caused to both public and private property.
the donation is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility and that they will continue complementing government efforts in alleviating suf...
Councilor for Mlomba ward in Machinga, Alexander Cosmos, who chairs the district's Disaster Risk Management committee has been arrested for allegedly diverting maize relief items for flood survivors induced by Cyclone Freddy in the district.
Machinga district council spokesperson, Martin Chiwanda has confirmed that the councilor is currently being questioned at Liwonde Police station to understand the whereabouts of the relief items.
Police are yet to comment. However, an inside source at the council, Cosmos diverted a 30 toner truck that had about 588 bags of relief maize.
Association of Malawians in Zambia (AMZA) has donated assorted relief items to DoDMA to go towards helping survivors of Cyclone Freddy.
AMZA's Chairperson, Craig Chongwe, said the donation follows challenges the survivors are facing in camps.
Receiving the support, DoDMA's public relations officer, Chipiliro Khamula commended AMZA for the support.
The items include blankets, cooking oil and food packs.
According to the association the items are worth approximately, K13 million.
Former President Joyce Banda has urged the private sector to assist and adopt a village to help affected households recover from the effects of Cyclone Freddy.
She said her first assignment as 'Goodwill Ambassador' is to call upon the private sector to focus on helping in the reconstruction and resilience process in the aftermath of the disaster.
She was speaking in Blantyre when Chibuku Products limited (CPL) donated food and non-food items worth K100 million to survivors of the tragedy that hit the country recently.
CPL Managing Director Gerald Bowler said as a responsible corporate citizen, the company decided to support the communities in need, helping to make a significant difference in their lives.
The Department of Disaster Management has described a recent proposal to use stadiums as evacuation camps as impractical.
Recently, former United Democratic Front, president, Atupele Muluzi, made a proposal of using the country’s stadiums as evacuation camps and not schools.
According to Muluzi, usage of schools as camps in times of natural disasters disturb learning processes.
However, Chipiliro Khamula, spokesperson for the Department has told MIJ Online that the proposal is logistically impossible.
Khamula says, for instance, there are no stadiums in most areas affected by cyclone Freddy a thing which would require the department to transport the victims to Blantyre at Kamuzu Stadium something which is costly.
He has since, said his department is implementing other inter...
National Bank of Malawi has handed over a K10 million cheque to the Malawi Investment and Trade Center (MITC).
The funds are meant for the upcoming Exporters Awards slated for next month.
Speaking after receiving the cheque Chief Executive officer for MITC, Paul Kwengwele says it is a timely gesture as it will help spread awareness of export readiness among key stakeholders through the awards.
He added that this year, the institution will recognise and award outstanding exporters for their efforts in the generation of forex for the country.
Through the awards, producers of 'Made in Malawi' products will be recognised. Some of the categories of the awards include, Best Exporter of the Year, Best Female Exporter Award, Best SME Exporter Award and Best Youth Exporter Award.