BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Presidential aspirant, Dr Dalitso Kabambe has emphasised the need for empowering rural communities economically.
This is one way of building a resilient nation that would be able to mitigate the impact of some of the natural disasters that affect Malawi time and again.
Kabambe who is visiting cyclone Freddy victims in Phalombe, was speaking at Chisawa camp in the area of GVH Namangale where over 5, 000 people most of whom are women and children have been displaced and are being housed in one of the local churches in the area.
“If the rural communities are empowered economically, they will be able to afford decent housing some of which will be able to withstand some of the natural disasters. Economic transformation of Malawi as a whole is key to a better life for all”, Kabambe said.
The former Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) Governor who has been touted for sound fiscal and monetary policies during his time at the central bank, has embarked on a humanitarian support initiative where he is donating food packs to over one thousand households that have been affected by cyclone Freddy that hit most parts of the southern region.
About 250 people have lost lives while 18,000 households displaced due to Tropical Cyclone Freddy impact in the southern region of Malawi.