Seventy-six Malawians have been repatriated from South Africa. They arrived at Kwacha in Blantyre, via Mwanza border on Thursday, 19th September 2019, at 1:00am.
The returnees, of which 14 are children under the age of 18, were provided with shelter, food, toiletries and underwent immigration and medical screening. They have been supported with travel logistics to their various destinations.
Speaking when he officially welcomed the repatriated Malawians, Secretary to the Vice President and Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs Wilson Moleni assured them that Government will do everything within its means to ensure that they reach their various destinations in Malawi.
Said Moleni: “Feel free, you are most welcome back home. Government, through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in collaboration with various partners such as the Malawi Red Cross Society, worked tirelessly to facilitate your repatriation, we will continue to work together to ensure that you reach your destinations in the country.”
Speaking on behalf of the returnees, Kenius Banda commended government and its partners for their efforts.
“We have been provided with all basic needs since our displacement in South Africa up to Malawi, including funds to carter for our transport expenses as we travel to our various destinations” said Banda.