Machinga District Council has started process of moving communities affected by Cyclone Freddy to permanent safer areas.
The councils land officer Linda Majamanda said in an interview on Monday her office has already started demarcation of the land and allocating plots to households which are willing to build permanently.
“We can confirm that there is a great progress of relocating those who were affected by the cyclone in the district and are willing to construct permanent housing for their safety.
“As council, we are making sure that all necessary measures are taken into consideration for permanent residence,” said Majamanda.
Machinga district disaster risk management officer Daniel Mandala said most of the traditional authorities which were affected by the cyclone together with their subjects are supposed to be relocated.
“As Machinga District Council, we engaged traditional authorities which their subjects needed land to relocate. The outcome was positive as every leader provided land for the course. We are doing anything together with the Department of Land,” said Mandala.
Machinga District was heavily hit by Cyclone Freddy which affected over 20,000 households
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