Blantyre District Disaster Management office has started distributing maize flour to 15 004 vulnerable households in the district.
The flour, coming under Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (Mvac) Relief Programme, is being given to households affected by floods and dry spells during last year’s growing season.
In an interview on Monday, Blantyre district assistant disaster risk management officer Walusungu Mwafulirwa said they are targeting all the eight traditional authorities (T/As) in the district.
“We started the February distribution last week and hope to finish by end of this week,” he said.
Mwafulirwa said the distribution will run for two months—from this month to March.
“For this month, we will be giving 25 kilogramme (kg) bags of flour to each beneficiary, but in March we will distribute a 50 kg bag of maize to the beneficiaries,” he said.
In his remarks, T/A Chigaru, who tops the list of beneficiaries with 2 156, commended government for the support.
“Most households in my area were food-insecure.
“I am thankful to government for considering people in my area during this lean period,” he said.