Njikho calls for more support to disaster victims

Written by  Emmanuel Chitambuli

Member of Parliament for Mzuzu City, Leonard Njikho has raised concerns over the low turn up of private institutions to assist individuals, families and institutions affected by disasters in Mzuzu City.

Njikho gives relief item to affected students Njikho gives relief item to affected students

Recently, Njikho visited Kazondo F.P. School, one of the three schools heavily affected by disasters in the city.


Acting Head Teacher for Kazonda F.P. School Ruth Yiteta said that 10 leaners were seriously injured and the staff room was heavily damaged, almost putting to stand still the learning process at the institution.


Yiteta narrated: “We could see death coming when the roof was blown due to strong winds and fell on us. As a result, the institution is seriously having a shortage of classrooms whereby other learners are temporarily learning in the community hall.”


Mzuzu City Member of Parliament, Leonard Njikho’s visit comes barely days after other DPP officials cheered the victims.


In his remarks the parliamentarian urged the private institutions to complement government efforts when disasters strike.


Njikho said: “I am appealing to the Department of Disaster Management Affairs and other well-wishers including international donors that they should assist these three schools as well as other affected areas.”

Disaster Desk Officer for Mzuzu City Council said that since the onset of the disasters, the council through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs has been reaching out to many affected families and institutions.


Mandala said: “We have had a number of families at the center of these disasters and we are making headway when it comes to provision of relief items. It is a wake-up call to all Malawians to come together and restore hope to our friends engulfed in such difficult situations.”

During the event Njikho donated assorted items including writing materials, blankets and kitchen utensils which he jointly sourced with Mzuzu City Council.

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