The Mozambican government has donated 40,000 litres of jet fuel in response to President Lazarus Chakwera’s appeal for support following devastating effects of Tropical Cyclone Freddy.
The tanker carrying the fuel arrived at Chileka International Airport on Monday, 20th March, 2023.
Speaking when handing over the donation, Mozambican Ambassador to Malawi, His Excellency Elias Zimba, said they are not helping their neighbour but themselves.
He said most times, the cyclones hit both countries at the same time, which leaves the two allies affected.
Zimba said when President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi heard how bad Malawi had been hit, he was moved to assist in whatever way he could.
“We too; have been affected but the President still thought of assisting,” said Zimba.
Receiving the donation on behalf of President Chakwera, Minister of Education Madalitso Kambauwa Wilima said Mozambique is also grappling with Freddy effects but they still decided to do something commendable.
“The helicopters need fuel and we know this special donation will cushion the challenges we are facing, as a country following the devastation,” said Wilima.
We pray that God should bless them abundantly and this goes to all countries that have extended a helping hand.