People affected by this year’s floods in Phalombe say they are still facing food and housing problems.
Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of a food distribution exercise organised by the Kalibu Kwa Yesu Ministries in the district, the victims said their houses remain in ruins after the floods that hit 17 districts of the country.
Estere Phumbunya from Ali Nassa Village, Traditional Authority Mnkhumba, said her house collapsed in the flood that also washed away her crops.
“My urgent need is to rebuild my house with a roof that will not leak and to have enough food,” she said.
Another victim, Lydia Manuel from Njema Village, said since the flood hit the area, life has never been the same again.
“My house was damaged and my chickens washed away. We are suffering,” she said.
Kalibu Kwa Yesu Ministries administrator Paisley Mavutula said the minitries’ director Pastor Michael Howard and other well-wishers mobilised food items worth K10 million.
On his part, church elder James Phiri assured the victims that God is with them even in such difficult times. n