Malawi President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera on Tuesday today hosted a delegation from African Union (AU), which is on a solidarity mission to appreciate and assess the level of damage caused by Cyclone Freddy, for possible interventions from the Commission.
The delegation was led by AU Commissioner for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, Ambassador Minata Samate Cessouma, and Malawi-based AU representative – David Claude Pierre.
The AU Commission has since pledged to assist Malawi through lobbying of member states to get involved in the recovery and reconstruction efforts. They have also expressed intent to help Malawi build resilience so that future natural disasters do not render grave damage to lives and property.
In his remarks, Chakwera expressed gratitude to AU for deliberate solidarity, which he said will factor into and transcend through his Operation Tigwirane Manja initiative.
President Chakwera initiated Operation Tigwirane Manja to mobilize local and international support towards victims of Cyclone Freddy and rebuilding of public infrastructure across the country.