Chakwera calls for additional support from South Korea towards post Tropical cyclone Freddy recovery

By Linda Kwanjana

Malawi President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has requested Republic of South Korea for additional support towards Tropical cyclone Freddy recovery.

Chakwera made the request when he held bilateral talks with Prime Minister of the Republic of South Korea, His Excellency Han Duck-soo, whose country remains a valuable development partner to Malawi across all key sectors.

The Prime Minister extended his condolences on behalf of Koreans for the devastation Malawi suffered months ago from Cyclone Freddy.

He has since pledged Seoul’s solidarity and support to Malawi.

The Republic of South Korea renders support to Malawi and recently released a package of US$200,000 humanitarian assistance for Cyclone Freddy victims.

There was also a similar package last year for victims of Tropical Storms Ana and Gombe.

President Chakwera asked the Prime Minister to support the post-Cyclone Freddy recovery and reconstruction program which is pegged at US$700 million.

Other forms of assistance President Dr Chakwera also expressed gratefulness include a motor vehicle and IT equipment to Ministry of Foreign Affairs worth US$150,000, a US$200,000 package towards cholera fight and US$500,000 to the Daeyang Mission Hospital for the procurement of medicines, medical equipment and an ambulance.


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