Ex-Malawi President Peter Mutharika cheers up Cyclone Freddy victims, donates food items

By Chisomo Phiri

Former President Peter Mutharika who is also the President of the Democratic Progressive Party( DPP) professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Wednesday left his home page house in Mangochi to visit and cheer up Cyclone Freddy victims that has claimed over 200 lives in the southern region.

Speaking at Green Corner in Blantyre ( the most affected district), the former leader called on for a review of an action plan on disasters in a bid to improve preparedness.

Mutharika further appealed for unity in supporting those affected by the devastating cyclone.

He condemned the practice of politicising disasters, saying it will affect the process of providing support to the needy in the evacuation camps.

” let us not involve politics in time like this. Let us unite and render our support to those who have been affected by the cyclone,” said Mutharika

He then donated maize flour and other necessities to people living in evacuation facilities and further pledged more support for displaced households.

Mutharika concluded his speech saying the Malata/Cement subsidy program which was one of his initiatives during his regime, would have helped rebuild lives of those affected by the disaster.


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