Al-Barakah Charity Trust ACT has launched second phase of its relief distribution exercise to flood victims in the country.
Speaking in Mulanje during the exercise, ACT director of finance and administration Saeed Witness said the second phase is targeting 10 thousand families in six districts of Mulanje, Zomba, Mangochi, Blantyre, Balaka and Chikwawa.
Witness said his organization with funding from Petroda Malawi Limited is committed in supporting government efforts towards alleviating challenges Malawians are facing.
He hailed good working relationship between government and his organization in the identification of families to benefit from their relief items.
Witness said his organization believes in distributing relief items on its own to ensure that they reach the intended beneficiaries.
During the launch in Mulanje ACT distributed assorted items to 1500 families in 3 areas of T/A’s Juma and Mkando.
The items included 3 litres of cooking oil, 25kg maize flour and 15 packets of soya pieces among other items.
While others commend organizations for the good gesture some of the victims expressed their disappointment on how relief items are being distributed.
They faulted government officials and traditional leaders for being in the forefront of championing corruption as far as relief items are concerned.
They therefore asked government to take stiff measures against those indulging in the malpractice.
Responding assistant district social welfare officer for Mulanje Wilson Maduka said traditional leaders are the ones involved in the identification of victims in their respective areas.
Maduka also said so far people have started returning to their respective homes as 21 camps out of 50 have been closed.
Since the exercise started, Al Baraka Charity Trust has reached out to over 2300 affected families in some of the affected districts of the country.