Malawi Red Cross Society has supported 116 households affected by floods in Bwanje, Ntcheu with money to enable them to replace some of their lost property.
Speaking in an interview, Malawi Red Cross Society communication and resource mobilisation specialist Felix Washon said they wanted to lessen the people’s suffering.
“We have given the affected people money, ranging from K26 000 to K65 000 depending on the extent of the damage,” he said.
Washon also urged the people to relocate to the upland.
But village head Dzinkambani from Traditional Authority Masasa said the people have been relocating since 2017, but continue to face the same challenge.
“We, therefore, ask government to construct a dyke along Bwanje River bank to solve the problem,” he said.
Ntcheu district relief and rehabilitation officer Jonathan Kapatsa said the council will include the construction of the dyke in next financial year’s budget.
“However, we commend Red Cross Society for the humanitarian assistance,” he said.
One of the beneficiaries, Niklas James, said the assistance came at the right time.