Amidst fears of a looming hunger which could affect over 2.8 million Malawians in the country, parliamentary women caucus has asked government to make sure that women, children, and the elderly are prioritized when dealing with the food situation.
Chairperson for the women caucus in parliament Jessie Kabwila said this on the sidelines of a meeting between members of the caucus and officials from the ministry of agriculture.
Kabwila said government need to put in place measures to make sure that women, children and the elderly so that they are hardly hit by the hunger.
She said that government should clarify on how they will provide food for school going children. Kabwila however commended government for coming to the meeting where a number of issues were addressed.
Government officials at the meeting said they will distribute food throughout the country.