Government to support late Tambala’s children

Government says it is yet to find a permanent home for three children of late Seleman Tambala, one of the three casualties in the arson attack at UTM party office in Lilongwe.

The children who are all below 18 years, have been left destitute following the death of both parents after a UTM party office was petrol-bombed by unknown people on May 5, 2020.

Tambala succumbed to severe burns on May 14, 2020 while his wife Ayiles and son Shukuran, were buried on May 7, 2020 at a ceremony attended by UTM president Saulos Chilima and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera.

The Director of Child Affairs in the Ministry Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, MacKnight Kalanda, told YFM Online on Wednesday that the ministry is still in the process of soliciting support for the children.

“Some organizations and well-wishers have shown interest and have already come forward to support and take care of the children but in the mean time they are working on some assessments in regards to the custody of the children,” he said.

Kalanda added that they currently looking for a temporary shelter of the children as they will be working on finding a permanent home for the children.

Meanwhile, Malawi Police Service is yet make any arrest following the incident.

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