By Chisomo Phiri
One of the country’s financial institutions,FDH Financial Holdings has today allocated K100 million to the government for relief aid in areas affected by cyclone Freddy.
The Group’s Head of Marketing and Communication, Levie Nkunika says the move aims at contributing towards resource mobilization, which the government has embarked on towards disaster relief.
“As a corporate citizen we are deeply concerned with the effects that the Cyclone has had on Blantyre and surrounding areas,” Nkunika said.
“Our hearts pour out to the families that have lost their loved ones as well as their homes especially in Chilobwe,” he added
“As an institution we are also affected as our employees, and their families are affected in various ways and we have halted business in our various outlets to protect life first,” he explained
“We hope that this package contributes towards the resource mobilization by authorities as we respond to this state of disaster,” Nkunika said.
FDH will be working with local governments and non-governmental organizations to ensure that the most affected are assisted with speed.
According to Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), Cyclone Freddy death toll has risen from 99 to 190 in the Southern Region.
The department says currently,584 people have injured and 37 reported missing.