Mulanje District Council has started the process of giving money to 16, 865 families who are under the environment in the district in order to overcome the problems they are facing following Cyclone Freddy.
The chairman who is running the program in the district, Newton Sodala has said this in Chambe area where he was gives the money to people who are under the program from the group village head Kazembe senior chief Nkanda.
According to Sodala, each family is receiving K150 000 and that the government is providing this money through the National Local Government Finance Committee (NLGFC) which is a help that the government has received from the World Bank.
And in his words, the mayor of the district David Gondwe said that he believes that the aid will benefit these people considering that 42% of people in Mulanje district are suffering from hunger because of the Cyclone Freddy that affected them.
In a speech, one of the people who received that aid, Nyson Chisola thanked the government for the aid which he said has come at the right time when they are suffering from hunger.
Mulanje district has 18 groups that are working under the environmental return plan and 16 865 families from these groups will benefit by receiving the money in addition to the other money they receive when they work in their communities.