About 1,500 households from areas of Traditional Authority (T/A) Chimwala and Chowe in Mangochi District are expected to benefit from Assemblies of God (AG) Care Flood Emergency Response Project.

AG Care Executive Director, John Kanthungo, disclosed this on Thursday at a meeting where he presented to the district council Tear Fund Malawi Disaster Emergency Committee Flood Response for 2019 in Mangochi.

He said AG Care in partnership with Tear Fund Malawi would implement the project to support some of the households that were affected by the recent floods in traditional authorities Chimwala and Chowe.

“The project will target 1,500 affected households in WASH services, livelihood, and temporary shelter supporting materials, food stuffs and non-food items,” said Kanthungo.

Kanthungo said the beneficiaries will receive 50 kgs of maize for three months, water containers, menstrual hygiene kits, plastic roofing sheets, agricultural inputs, farming tools, beddings, and kitchen and household utensils, among others.

“We will also rehabilitate 15 contaminated and non-functional water points, construct four pit latrines at Chisawa Primary School in Traditional Authority Chimwala to support the camp and supplement school learners,” added Kanthungo.

Mangochi District Executive Committee has since welcomed the project, saying there has not been enough support for the flood victims in the district.

The project is expected to run from May to September this year (2019).

By Catherine Mkanda of MANA

MANA Online

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