Malawi President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera on Wednesday assured Tropical Cyclone Freddy survivors in Blantyre that Malawi Government will take care of them.
President Chakwera said although the help cannot come at once but Government will try its best and all it can to help the flood ravaged areas.
Chakwera condoled the residence of Manja and the surrounding areas for losing their relations.
Chakwera, is in the Southern Region to assess the impact of Tropical Cyclone Freddy and appreciate the damage the natural disaster has rendered to livelihoods.
Cyclone Freddy has affected 10 districts in the Southern Region and it has so far claimed close to 200 lives mostly in Blantyre. Over 5000 people have been displaced and are currently being sheltered in temporary camps mounted for rehabilitation efforts.
Today, the President is spending time with affected communities within Blantyre City.
The President started his tour in Chilobwe Township after which he visited and met the victims in Manja, Manje and Ndirande.
As part of preliminary interventions government has since released K1.6 billion – through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) – to help the flood victims.
Other state institutions such as Malawi Defence Force and Malawi Police Service have also been deployed to help in rescue and rehabilitation efforts.