By Judgement Katika
Member of Parliament for Chiradzulu south Constituency who is also a Democratic Progressive Party (DDP) hopeful Joseph Mwanamveka on Sunday visited and cheered up people that have been heavily affected by cyclone freddy in the southern region.
This is part of his ongoing programme of visiting and cheering up the victims in the region.
Mwanamveka who started the programme of helping the people who were affected by cyclone freddy since it hit hard in the southern region visited the victims at Chiradzulu district particularly in group village headmen Masuku, Kajaga, Namakhwiri and Chiniko in Traditional Authority ( TA) Mpunga.
He also visited other beneficiaries at Namathiya, Muliva, Muyele, Masuku, Chongwe, Kazembe, Namakwiri, Muwa, Litunu, Himanya and Mkanda villages.
During the visit, Mwanamveka encouraged and advised the victims that they must take care of their children and send them back to school saying he is still mourning with them in this time of hardships and difficulties.
As part of alleviating their sufferings Mwanamvekha distributed Maize flour, blankets and plastic sheet.
In his remarks, Traditional Authority Mpunga hailed the legislator for his unwavering kindness,generosity and the development that he has superheaded in the area.
On their part, group village headmen Kajaga, Masuku, Namakhwiri and Chinoko promised to continue praying for the legislator and support him in his further endeavors.
Mwanamvekha said he will continue with his programme in due course where he will be visiting in Phalombe, Blantyre, Mulanje and Thyolo districts, among other affected districts.
Cyclone freddy which originated from Madagascar killed more than five hundred people and washed away houses, livestocks, crops and bridges in Blantyre, Mulanje, Zomba, Mangochi , Chiradzulu, Thyolo, Pholemba, Chikwawa and Mwanza district