Strong winds damage Chikwawa Council offices


Heavy rains coupled with strong winds have damaged Chikwawa District Council offices.

The damaged Chikwawa district offices

The stormy rains that fell in some parts of Chikwawa blew off the roof at the district’s council offices.

The most affected departments are offices of human resource, computers office, finance and public works. Chikwawa Court Administrator’s offices were also not spared in the incident.

In the same district, a school block at Mitole Primary School has suffered damage with its roofing blown off.

Last week in Salima, floods caused by heavy rains also affected 643 people in Mtauchira Village, T/A Pemba.

According to a report by the Salima District Council, 257 people, of which 93 are under the age of 18, were displaced and sought refuge at Kanduku Evacuation Centre, which was built to accommodate displaced people.

“The incident occurred on 11th February and a day later, we conducted assessments to establish the extent of damage. So far, no injuries or deaths have been recorded,” reads part of the report.

The Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) dispatched relief items which include maize, beans, blankets and kitchen utensils for use by the displaced people.