Malawi’s celebrated Governance and Human Rights Advocate Undule Mwakasungula has expressed excitement with the announcement by President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera that he would be visiting drought-stricken farmers in Karonga.
He said it was pleasing to note that the President recognizes the plight of people in Karonga, which suffering a dry spell for months, which affected crops and who are now affected by floods.
“His acknowledgement on the plight of the people of Karonga is a good gesture and gives hope to the people in Karonga that they have not completely be forgotten by government,” he reacted.
The human rights activist further commended the presidential initiative called Tingwirane Manja, saying it will help support ‘our brothers and sisters affected by the disasters in the country’.
He said the initiative is an indication of national concern and leadership by President Chakwera in trying to help those affected.
“It’s an initiative worthy to be commended putting political difference aside,” said Mwakasungula.
Chakwera on Monday announced that he would be visiting farmers in Karonga, stressing that it is not just the Southern Region that has been affected despite it remaining the epicenter of the devastation.
The President stated that there is also climate change devastation unfolding in Karonga.
“And I myself will be going there next week to inspect the drought and flooding that has affected Malawians there as part of the response we are coordinating. No matter where the climate change events are taking place, the urgent need of the hour is for all of us to work together in bringing relief to all of those affected according to their immediate needs, while we continue preparing our national recovery and reconstruction plan for rollout in the near future,” said Chakwera.