UTM donates food items to flood victims

UTM has donated food items to people who were affected by floods  in Lilongwe.

The party donated the items on Friday after visiting affected areas such as Biwi, Kawale, Area 22 and Mchesi.

The items include cooking oil, small bags of flour, candles and blankets.

Kaliati (R) giving items to a beneficiary

Speaking at the gathering, the party’s General Secretary Patricia Kaliati said some of the victims are sick because of what they experienced.

Kaliati then condemned Democratic Progressive Party government for failing to assist the people through the Department of Disaster and Management Affairs when the incident occurred .

“We believe that government is supposed to be at forefront whenever these kind of issues occur but to our surprise we heard that the same government came to check the bridge which was washed away instead of putting the needs of the general public at large,” she explained.

The party’s general secretary asked the beneficiaries not to sell the things but to share with others.

On his part, Senior Chief Kalimbo thanked the party for the gesture and support saying it came in time.

Kalimbo said although UTM managed to reach 28 households, the total number of the affected people is over 120 households.