Lilongwe Town Hall Lunch Hour fellowship donates to victims of Storm Ana

By Staff Reporter

A group of Christians under the banner Lilongwe Town Hall Lunch Hour Fellowship on Monday (14, March, 2022) donated assorted relief items to people affected by Tropical Storm ANA-induced floods.

Speaking in Lilongwe at Capital Hill, during the handover ceremony; Pastor George Kazibwa said they have made the donation to cushion the hardships that the affected are facing.

Kazibwa said stretching a helping hand is fulfilling what the word of God demands from those that believe in it.

“We should all know that giving is more important than receiving. Our customs and traditions show that we are one; hence the need to help each other”, said Kazibwa.

Receiving the donation, Deputy Director for Response, Fyawupi Mwafongo expressed his gratitude for the gesture.

Mwafongo thanked the grouping for being so thoughtful towards the affected people.

“The donated relief items will make a difference. We are grateful to Lilongwe Town Hall Lunch Hour Fellowship and all those that have responded to President Lazurus Chakwera’s call for assistance after declaring a state of disaster in the affected districts,” said Mwafongo.

Mwafongo said the department was planning to decommission the camps but with the recent cyclone Gombe, the development will drag as councils will still have to keep the displaced in camps until the situation normalises.

He said: “With the coming in of Cyclone Gombe, decommissioning of the camps will delay. This calls for coordinated efforts as we reach out to the affected people.”

Mwafongo has since urged Lilongwe Town Hall Lunch Hour Fellowship and people of good will to continue embracing the spirit of giving.

The donated relief items include 11 bags of maize each weighing 50kg, soya pieces, soap, salt, plastic cups, basins, pots and assorted clothes.