Malawi President, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has asked Malawians to work together to overcome the effects caused by Tropical Cyclone Freddy that has killed several people in the southern region of the country.
Chakwera made the remarks today in Blantyre where he was assessing the impact of the natural disaster.
“The physical and emotional damage I have witnessed and heard of within Blantyre townships is alarming,”
“I am encouraged, though, that in the midst of this national tragedy we are all pulling our energies together to provide comfort for affected communities,” Chakwera wrote on his Facebook page.
The Malawi leader says his administration is determined go help all the people affected by the calamity.
“I continue to assure those affected that government in collaboration with other stakeholders will provide all the necessary support so that everyone is attended to,” he says.
Chakwera adds: ” We will also intensify efforts to account for those who are still missing.”
At least 190 people have died after Tropical Cyclone Freddy ripped through southern Malawi, local authorities said Tuesday as survivors continue to look for loved ones in badly hit areas.
At least 584 have been injured and 37 people have been reported missing in the country.
The Malawi Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change said Tuesday the cyclone is “weakening but will continue to cause torrential rains associated with windy conditions in most parts of Southern Malawi districts.”