By Beatrice Chingwalu – Mana.

Former State Presidents Dr. Bakili Muluzi and Dr. Joyce Banda have applauded the private sector for their timely support towards survivors of Tropical Cyclone Freddy (TCF).

The former Presidents who are also goodwill ambassadors for the TCF recovery gave their appreciation on Friday at Mikolongwe Veterinary Station in Chiradzulu district during the official construction launch of 59 houses for TCF survivors.

In her speech,  Banda praised companies and organisations who have come forward to assist the goodwill ambassadors with houses and food stuffs for the survivors saying the support has eased their work of mobilising resources.

She then asked other organisations to emulate good gesture from other well-wishers adding there are still many houses that need to be constructed.

“I appeal to other wishers to help in rebuilding the lost homes. Government alone cannot manage to address the situation. We need others so that we can construct many houses for the survivors,” she said.

Taking his turn, Muluzi also expressed appreciation to all the partners working with them through their support adding more needs to be done hence called upon other well-wishers to step in.

“I would also like to appeal to other organisations and individuals to come forward as there is still more work to be done as we continue helping our brothers and sisters who were affected by the Cylone,” he said.

Minister of Lands, Deus Gumba commended the goodwill ambassadors for their unwavering commitment towards the welfare of TCF survivors.

During the event, Nyasa Group of Companies, Gift of the Givers, Red Cross and others donated maize flour, tents, cooking oil and other assorted items.



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