The President of the Republic of Malawi, H.E. Peter Arthur Mutharika has sympathised with Lilongwe market fire victims and he has assured them that his government will support them.
The President said that he was shocked with the development as his government is trying to normalise the economy of the country.
“I sympathizes with traders who have lost property in the Lilongwe Market inferno and I assure them of government support. I was shocked with the magnitude of the damage which is likely to be estimated in many millions”, said the President.
According to the statement released by the president’s press secretary Mgeme Kalirani shows how the president has expressed his deepest sympathy.
“The State President expresses his deepest sympathy for the traders and families who depended on the burnt market for their daily living. He is aware that the damage on people’s property at the market is significantly extensive and that this accident will affect many families in the time to come,” reads part of the statement.
His Excellency also commended all stakeholders who played a part in putting out the fire and helping the traders rescue whatever they could. These include fire fighters from Lilongwe City Council who worked together with the Police, Malawi Defense Force (MDF) and Kamuzu International Airport fire department.
The cause of the fire which gutted down the market has not yet been established and the President has called upon the Police to work around the clock so as to establish what or who caused the damaging inferno.