The Malawi President Peter Mutharika has expressed concern over the refusal by Mzuzu City Council to disburse the K7.7 million he donated to flood victims.
Confirming the development, Presidential press secretary Mgeme Kalirani said Mutharika “trusted” that the council will disburse the money to the victims.
But the council said that they are will not disburse the money arguing that well-wishers already donated money to the people who were affected by the floods.
The council’s official responsible for disasters Felix Namakwa said Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) donated K20,000 to each household.
“ADRA and other well-wishers have been donating money to them, they got K5,000 later they got K15,000 each household in total they got K20,000,” said Namankwa.
The donation has since led to chaos in the camps with the flood victims threatening to demonstrate if the council continues to refuse to disburse the money.
During the 2016 floods in Mzuzu, six people died and agricultural land was affected.