Councilor thanks Islamic organizations, Red Cross for their timely donation.

Councilor for Mapanga ward in Blantyre East Songwe Kawaye has expressed gratitude to Islamic organizations and Malawi Red Cross Society for responding quickly to the appeal for assistance to people affected by hailstorms in his area.
Speaking with radio Islam Kawaye said two of the Islamic organisations which are Islamic Relief Malawi, Asian Muslim Relief Aid and the society donated relief items which he had asked for.
“I am very grateful because after radio Islam published that story I received overwhelming response from the organizations, I thank them all for donating food and plastic papers among others” stressed Kawaye.
He said some distributed the coupons which is a promising sign that his subjects will receive the relief items soon.
Kawaye said was ready to receive other items because his people were badly affected by the hailstorms.
He therefore pleaded with them and other non-governmental organizations to drill boreholes in Mapanga ward.
“What I can ask for now are boreholes from the organizations which have already assisted me and other well wishers in order to rescue my people,” Kabaye explained.
He said the water can also be tapped from Mpingwe hill which is also the source of South Lunzu river which he claimed to be very important.
Kawaye said there was need to review the bye-laws which are hindering development of the districts.
“It is true that city bye-laws do not allow the drilling of boreholes in the townships but there is need to avert them which are very old because they were formulated during Malawi Congress party era which is very different from multiparty regime,” said the Mapanga ward councilor.
Heavy rains and floods which hit Malawi recently left many people homeless, claimed many lives and destroyed property worth millions.
This prompted the state president professor Arthur Peter Mutharika to declare 15 out of 28 districts disaster areas.

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