World Bank promises Malawi US$50 million to maintain areas affected with floods

 

Gondwe said apart from assisting those affected with the calamity, the money will also be used in rebuilding damaged roads, bridges, schools and houses of people affected.

“I am pleased to inform Malawians that the bank is going to assist us with some money that apart from other areas will be channeled to rehabilitate bridges and many other places affected by floods,” Gondwe explained.

He commended World Bank for the timely assistance saying government alone could not manage to carry out such a huge task.

 Alinter Smith, Leader of Delegation said the bank was concerned about the loss of lives and properties hence the coming in to the support.

“As a bank we say sorry for tragic loss and we promise to support in every area that we can,” he explained.

 This year’s flooding was the worse in the history of the country claiming several lives of people and leaving thousands homeless.

Since the State President declared state of emergency there have been a flow in of assistance from both inside and outside communities.

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