KARONGA: The Salvation Army Malawi has donated assorted food items worth over K15 million to 350 households in Ngerenge the area of Traditional Authority Kilipula in Karonga.
The donation comprises of 350 bags of maize weigh 50kgs each, 350 bottles of cooking oil 2 liters each, 350 packets of Likuni Phala weigh 10kgs each, 320 packets of beans 5kgs each, 320 packets of salt weigh 2kgs and 320 packets of maize seeds
Church’s National Emergency Coordinator Mathews Tulombolombo told Maravipost in an interview that the donation was part of their response to the hunger situation in the country.
“Sharing with the needy regardless of religion, tribe, or political ground is part of our beliefs as Church,” said Tulombolombo.
“We have also distribute 320 packets of Likuni Phala to pregnant and breast feeding mothers as well as infant children for nutrition while the maize seeds will only be distributed to winter crop farmers,” he added.
Tulombolombo disclosed that his church came up with the similar assistance worth K45 million to people whose crops were affected by droughts in Salima and Thyolo.
He however appeal to the people living in the disaster prone areas to re-allocate to the safe places saying “the donors are tired with giving the support.”
In his remarks, the Group Village Headman Mwaulambo hailed the Church for the donation saying “my area has indeed being hit by hunger due to the drought and floods therefore this donation has come timely.”
Speaking on behalf of the District Commissioner Adams Kawonga commended the church for including Karonga among the districts benefit from the donation.
He said “more food assistance is still needed for the drought as well as floods victims in the district.”
The donation is supported by the Salvation Army in Sweden and Netherlands.