Blantyre City Mayor Noel Chalamanda has asked residents of Blantyre City to support households that have been affected by floods in the country just as other individuals and organisations are doing
Chalamanda made the call on Friday at the Old Town Hall in Blantyre when he officially launched an initiative to mobilise Blantyre residents to donate resources to flood victims in the country.
The initiative, which has seen Blantyre City partnering with World Vision Malawi (WVM) to provide logistics to wherever the collected resources will be needed, is a response to President Peter Mutharika’s appeal for humanitarian assistance to alleviate suffering of people affected by floods.
Said Chalamanda: “It is a realisation that as much as other well-wishers from outside Malawi and far places within the country have come and are still coming forward to assist our dear brothers and sisters who have been affected by the floods, as residents of this beautiful city, we also have an obligation and the means to do something.
“Let us come together and give whatever we can to this cause so that our brothers and sisters affected by floods are assisted. This is the time to be generous.”
Speaking in an interview, WVM national director Robert Kisyula said his organisation will play its part and whatever God brings to their hands, they will make sure it is delivered to the people who deserve to be assisted.
People wishing to make a donation, which can include items such as clothes, blankets, plastic water buckets, food stuffs and kitchen utensils, should take their donation to Blantyre Old Town Hall during the one week period which ends February 6.