Karonga Diocese of the Catholic Church, through its development arm the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (Cadecom), plans to roll out a relief project in Karonga, Chitipa and Rumphi to benefit families affected by floods and dry spells.
Speaking in an interview on Monday, Cadecom project officer for Karonga, Elija Banda said the project will support about 13 000 people from the three districts with food stuff such as maize, Likuni Phala and beans.
He said: ‘‘Looking at the food security for Karonga, Chitipa and Rumphi, we discovered that there are some households that do not have adequate food.
‘‘As such, Cadecom will from January to March distribute food items to the vulnerable people from traditional authorities [T/As] Wasambo, Kyungu and Mwirang’ombe in Karonga; Mwenemisuku, Mwaulambia and Nthalire in Chitipa and in other three T/As from the northern part of Rumphi.’’
Banda said the project will run with support from the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to the tune of K244 million.
Karonga District Council director of planning and development David Gondwe said the project has come at the right time when most of the families in the district do not have adequate food. n