Press Release – State of Disaster on the Effects of Cyclone Freddy

His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, has noted with grave concern the devastation that Cyclone Freddy is currently bringing to most districts in Malawi’s Southern region.

In view of this, His Excellence has exercised the powers vested in him under section 32(1) of the Disaster Preparedness and Relief Act (Cap 33:05 if the Laws of Malawi) and declared a state of disaster in the Southern Region of Malawi, particularly the areas compromising the jurisdictions of:

  • Blantyre City and District
  • Chikwawa District
  • Chiradzulu District
  • Mulanje District
  • Mwanza District
  • Neno District
  • Nsanje District
  • Thyolo District
  • Phalombe District
  • Zomba City and District