Government, through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), has provided relief maize to over, 2000 Nkhota-kota families whose crop fields were damaged by rampant elephants from Nkhota-kota Game Reserve.
Speaking when he visited the affected families at Mapala Primary School Ground in Sub Traditional Authority Nkhanga, Malawi State Vice President and Minister responsible for Disaster Management Affairs, Everton Herbert Chimulirenji, said Government will continue providing relief assistance to people affected by various disasters.
State Vice President and Minister responsible for Disaster Management Affairs, Right Honourable Chimulirenji
"The damage to crop fields aggravated food insecurity situation amongst affected villages and as government, we had to come in and provide the affected with the much needed relief aid,” said The Vice President warned officials to refrain from any malpractices in the distribution of relief aid, saying they risk facing the wrath of the long arm of the law.
Right Honourable Chimulirenji assured the affected people that government will employ all necessary measures in consultation with various stakeholders to address the animal-human conflict in the lake shore district.