Controversy mars FISP in the Northern region

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There is controversy on this year’s Farm Inputs Subsidy Program (FISP) in Malawi’s Northern region where traditional leaders have confirmed that most of the beneficiaries government has selected migrated to South Africa whilst others are deceased.

Inkosi ya makosi Mmberwa V, T/A Mthwalo, and Mkumpha of Mzimba and Likoma attributed the cause of the controversy to the current selecting criteria.

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FISP causes a stir.

Mmberwa V told our reporter that he is sad to learn that most of the beneficiaries of FISP this year in his territory are not alive while some migrated to South Africa.

“The current selection criteria is not good considering that government does that without verifying whether people are alive or dead, Like here, most names we have are those of people who died and also some of those who left for South Africa, while those alive have been dropped,” said Mbelwa.

Mthwalo and Mkumpha echoed the same saying they do not understand the reason government decided to avoid considering chiefs who are the ones staying with people and know better who is available to benefit and not.

Government changed the selection criteria from chiefs to the ministry of Agriculture in a bid to reduce corruption which characterized the program since its inception.

 

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  1. Ndimo Ziliridi,had It Been That F.I.S.D Is The Car, Tikadati Galimotoyi Idaphonya Msewu Kalekale Ndipo Ili Gada Mngalande.Program-yi Ikupindulira Anthu Olemelera Kale Osati Osauka Ayi.NZODANDAULITSA KUTI MAULAMULIRO ODZADZA NDI MAUFULU SAMVERA ZOPEMPHA ZA ANTHU AYI.With F.I.S.D,it Is Like Chasing The Wind!!!

  2. Look at the people who are standing on top of one of the richest continent in the World. Can you believe it? Bob Marley once sung, AFRICA UNITE. Are we united? Are you part of unity and a nation builder? U r part of the solution to end poverty not the Government alone

    • Opusa Ndiwe Malinga Mkuona Kwanga Chifukwa Ukubwebweta Zomwe Sukudziwa.Ngati Mzomwe Mumauzana,kuti Tizibakira Boma Ngakhale Lhtanga Zopusa,muzerezekerapo Chabe. Is F.I.S.D 4 D.P.P.?

  3. In Ntcherenge Village, after Bumba in Rumphi, one beneficiary selected belong to another village and one went to Zambia sometime back. Indeed, selection of beneficiaries has been a problem.

  4. Anthu akuchifuma amangolembana okha okha,ena okufa amawalembenso,zikanachita bwino anthu olemba azichekera kwa DC,nkumayenda khomo ndi khomo,ndi nyakwawa za mmizimo,

  5. Bomali ndatopa nalo ine,kodi mphamvu ku anthu nd chiyani? Ine kudabwa m’banja mwathu mpaka anthu 6 including malemu anatisiya 2004.kod amapanga consider mafumu anali opusa et?

    • But u people we can say up to now u don’t know Peter? End u r jst making stupite noise with your no sense points,,, some ministers told Peter b4 that this system u want to put on tracing beneficiaries of subsidy program will cause alot of problems bcos it only chief who can trace important people bcos they r ones who r staying with piple,,,, koma adanyozela nde lelo ndi izi ine akusankha anthu oti adamwalila zaka zingapo zapitazo,,ine kuno ku Botswana ndidabela 20008 koma ndidadzidzimuka ndikuuzidwa kuti boma landisankha kukalandila nawo makoponi kkkkkk koma zinazi misala yeniyeni nde wina ndikumabakila zopusazi,,,, Peter aphuzile kuti kumalawi tili ndi tchito zina zofunika mafumu basi kumalawi si ku AMERICA adziwe zimenezi