Written by YAMIKANI SIMUTOWE
BLANTYRE—Malawi’s department of meteorological services has described the persistent rainfall some parts are experiencing as normal, but people in the lower shire of Nsanje are in fear of more floods in the district.
According to official numbers, 1,334 households have been rendered homeless in traditional authority Mlolo while 166 from traditional authority Mbenje are also in destitute.
A total population of 7,337 which has been affected needs urgent aid, according to Nsanje assistant disaster risk management officer, Humphrey Magalasi.
Government has been asking the people in the district to relocate to higher lands, but the victims argues that they cling to flood prone areas because the said higher lands do not have boreholes, schools and other important facilities.
(c) The Maravi Post 2013