ESCOM employees bail out flood victims in Chikwawa

Nyadirani Petro, a mother of six children from Chikwawa District

ESCOM employees bail out flood victims in Chikwawa

By Peter Kanjere

Nyadirani Petro, a mother of six children from Chikwawa District, remembers the sights and sounds of January 26 2022 like it was yesterday.

On this day, Petro from Mpasa, Group Village Head Kapasule, Traditional Authority Katunga, lost everything due to floods.

On this day, Petro from Mpasa, Group Village Head Kapasule, Traditional Authority Katunga, lost everything due to floods.

The effects of Cyclone Ana triggered the floods which hit some areas of the country especially the Southern Region.
“All my property was swept away by the floods and I had to flee my home with my children,” she said on Friday.
The floods also swept away the house and maize fields for Margaret Bonongwe from Chinseu area in the same district.
Bonongwe recalls the happenings of that day while battling tears.

She is among the 700 survivors of the effects of floods at Kapasule alone. However, there is some hope for Petro and Bonongowe.

The two women and 48 other individuals received temporary relief on Friday May 20 2022 .

Worthy Cause Committee, a voluntary group of Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) employees, donated bags of maize flour and second hand clothes to the flood victims.

Little wonder, the two women and the 48 other beneficiaries broke into song and dance upon receiving the donations at Kapasule Evacuation Centre, located a few metres off Nchalo Road.

“You don’t know what this bag of maize flood means to me. Today, my children will have something to eat. May the High one bless you ESCOM employees for the donation,” Petro said.

Even more grateful was Monina Chimwala, Village Head’s representative Kapasule who hailed the gesture of the ESCOM employees.

Ruth Komwa spoke on behalf of the group’s chairperson Cecilia Nakoma.

Komwa said they were moved by pity hence the donation.

“We believe that our donation will make a difference to your lives,” Komwa said.

Worthy Cause comprises ESCOM employees drawn from all stations and departments across the country. They hatched the idea to alleviate the suffering of the flood victims.

The gesture of the ESCOM employees shows that it just takes some sacrifice to make a difference in society.

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