By Vincent Khonje MANA
Malawi has received 100 metric tons of maize from Zambia as promised by Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema to support victims of Cyclone Freddy devastation.
The maize arrived in Malawi through Mchinji-Mwami border and was escorted by Principal Secretary for Zambia’s eastern province Paul Thole.
Mchinji District Commissioner Fred Movete received the consignment on behalf of Malawi government.
Movete said the gesture shown by the Zambian government is timely as a lot of people have been affected by Cyclone Freddy.
Zambia’s PS for eastern province, Thole said they were responding to a directive from President Hichilema who said the province should dispatch the maize to Malawi.
Earlier on Friday the Zambian government also sent assorted items through Kamuzu International Airport to support those affected by the cyclone.
The country provided assorted items mobilised by Zambia’s Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) and they include 300 tents, 300 blankets, 300 mosquito nets, 1,000 dignity kits, 50 kilograms bags of beans, 1,000 kitchen sets, salt and chlorine.