At least 196 households in three traditional authorities (T/As) in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, are in need of food relief after heavy rains destroyed their houses and crops.
Lilongwe District Disaster Management Affairs desk officer Sylvia Ambali told the Malawi News Agency (Mana) recently that her office has so far received reports from T/As Chimutu, Mazengera and Kalumbu.
“We have so far received official reports from three T/As where houses collapsed, destroying maize flour in the process. People of Lilongwe prefer keeping maize flour unlike in other districts where people keep maize grain and process it when needed,” said Ambali.
According to a report, 33 households were left homeless in Mazengera’s area whereas 147 households were affected in Kalumbu’s area.
Mana’s visit to the area revealed that some mad houses collapsed during the rainstorm.—Mana