As one way of supporting the affected, Peacock Seeds Company has donated 1000 Kgs of seeds worth four million Malawi kwacha to Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) in Salima district.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, Peacock Seeds Company Manager, Mathews Sikwese said the donation will help many families that have been affected by the floods in the district.
“We have donated these seeds to Muslim Association of Malawi to help those farmers affected by the floods in February”.
“This donation will help farmers who want to replant so that they should have food in their families”, said Sikwese.
He also added that the donated seeds can survive even in harsh conditions.
He said: “They are drought resistant and we hope that they will help the farmers.”
In his remarks, MAM District Chairperson for Salima, Sheikh Ibrahim White, said the donation is timely.
“This is a timely donation because many families who have been affected by floods are lacking a lot. We know that some areas do plant twice in one growing season and these are areas that are going to benefit from this donation,” said White.
White then urged other well-wishers to join hands and help those who have been affected because they are lacking a lot in their day to day lives.
Salima is one of the districts that are still struggling with the effects of Cyclone Ana that affected many households.