BLANTYRE CITY COUNCIL
18th January 2015
For immediate release
DONATIONS TO THE FLOOD VICTIMS IN THE CITY OF BLANTYRE
The Mayor of the City of Blantyre Councillor Noel Chalamanda on Wednesday toured areas affected by heavy downpour and visited the flood victims that are now temporarily housed at Chimwankhunda Primary School, Mayamiko Orphanage Centre at Kachere, Makhetha Primary School, Makhetha Seventh Day Adventist Church and Makalanga Primary School in Machinjiri.
Due to the devastating effects of the floods that left families homeless and led to property loss, the Council would like to appeal to the nation for support to the affected families. The people have lost everything and donations in any form that can ease the pain and suffering of these victims is welcome.
The Council further wishes to appeal to all the organisations and individuals that would wish to make any kind of donation to the flood victims in the City of Blantyre to notify it for proper coordination and guidance. This procedure has to be followed since the Council has the database on the number of victims, the kind of immediate support they need and areas they can be found. This would ensure that all deserving flood victims have been assisted based on the resources available.
Those wishing to make donations are, therefore, kindly requested to liaise with the Chairperson for the Blantyre City Council Civil Protection Committee, Chief Fire Officer Mr Stanford Namfuko on 0881789366
Blantyre City Council would like to thank all organisations and individual who heed the appeal for relief items and came forward to help the victims. It is in times like these that you know who your true friend is.
PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER