Mutharika government will worsen hunger – Chiefs

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Investigations this publication has carried out in Malawi’s northern region shows that the Peter Mutharika led government’s dithering can possibly worsen the hunger situation in the country.

Some traditional leaders across the region stressed their worries to our reporter saying they have no hope that their subjects will harvest enough this year due to some problems which they said have emerged due to poor governance on the part of the Mutharika administration especially in the agriculture sector.

They also complained that with the coming of his administration, the program of farm inputs subsidy (FISP) has totally been affected such that in their areas most people are yet to access the fertilizer as well as seeds for their fields, and this will see them delay in planting their crops.

“Probably the worst we have ever had, Mutharika government is leading us to hell for sure. Look we are likely to have hunger beyond next year because many people are still failing to access farm inputs on subsidy,” said Village Headman Myangala of Nkhatabay.

Peter Mutharika

Mutharika; Blamed.

In Mzimba, chiefs say most people are just keeping their coupons without using them because there is nowhere they can buy the inputs.

Traditional Authority Mthwalo told our reporter that his subjects are totally confused such that most of them are beginning to give up. He said suppliers of the inputs are yet to deliver the same in his whole area, a situation which he said will see many people not farming because they banked their hopes on the same FISP. “They are yet to deliver fertilizer here. Many people are afraid and confused to the extent that most of them are beginning to give up on their farming this year a thing which may risk another extreme hunger next year,” said Mthwalo.

In Rumphi, Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe is a very worried man as well because government is not giving them any hope in the fight against food insecurity in the country as evidenced by the delay in supplying inputs under FISP in his area. He said many people are yet to access inputs under FISP in his area despite having good rains this year.

“We expect another great hunger because many people are likely not to farm this year as government is delaying to supply inputs under FISP which many of my subjects are depending on,” he said.

Such problems are believed to have come due to the decision by the Mutharika government to change the system of facilitating the program. Our findings in some agro-dealers across the northern region indicate that the cost of fertilizer has also shot up making many poor Malawians not to afford the fertilizer.

The minimum cost for 23:21 fertilizer was MK20,000 per 50kg bag while Urea was going at a minimum price of MK18,000 per 50kg bag.

Many farmers interviewed emphatically admitted that they may skip farming this year due to the cost of inputs which have skyrocketed.

Commenting on the matter, minister of agriculture, irrigation, and water development Allan Chiyembekeza assured Malawians that government is doing all it can to sort out the problems faced in the agriculture sector.

He said his ministry will push for suppliers of FISP to speed up the process.

“We will advise them to work hard during this Christmas so that they supply the inputs in the areas where farmers are yet to access the same. Let me assure all Malawians that government is doing all it can to fight food insecurity in the country,” he said.

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  1. Bingu amkanena kut amalawi tiyendere zero defect budget mudaikana pano ma donour atisiya ndiye tikulira.Kod tithandizidwa mpaka liti? Mugabe zidamuvuta chiyambi pano ndibwana .Kod mzungu amalawi simunamuphunzirebe ?

  2. Bingu amkanena kut amalawi tiyendere zero defect budget mudaikana pano ma donour atisiya ndiye tikulira.Kod tithandizidwa mpaka liti? Mugabe zidamuvuta chiyambi pano ndibwana .Kod mzungu amalawi simunamuphunzirebe ?

  3. Mufune musafune peter akumaliza zaka 10, kufa kwa bingu si inu nomwe munachezela kupha ng’ombe mwati wachita bwino, lelo ndiye munene kuti anali wabwino, koma peter ndi oyipa, kwacha dzukani mukagwile ganyu, ayinso ndiye kumangodziganyula wekha, ukatha uvekke peter watsekela ndalama sizikuoneka,

  4. mavuto ku malawi sadzatha why opezako bwino amangopitilizabe kupeza bwino osawukanso chimodzimodzi choncho munthu aliyense akapeza mwayi wogwila ntchito mboma alibenso nthawi yowona za mavuto a munthu wina amangoona za pa banja lake

  5. We must learn to fit for our need not from government.even by dr banda,dr bakili hunger was there.example are you the same with your all freind so steel the same food for work mr bad imformer.

  6. Ine sindidzayiwala, ndipo sidzidzakhulupilila, kapena kuvela wina akamanyoza presdent olamula chifukwa ndi khalidwe lanu, koma akachoka ndiye kuyanikila, ndipo ndatopa nanu anthu inu, yesu pomwe anali padziko pano, anthu anakuwa mpachikeni mpachikeni, koma atamwalila ndiye kuti ,eee analidi mwana wa mulungu, tiyeni tisiye nkhaliidwe lonyansali.

  7. Ine sindidzayiwala, ndipo sidzidzakhulupilila, kapena kuvela wina akamanyoza presdent olamula chifukwa ndi khalidwe lanu, koma akachoka ndiye kuyanikila, ndipo ndatopa nanu anthu inu, yesu pomwe anali padziko pano, anthu anakuwa mpachikeni mpachikeni, koma atamwalila ndiye kuti ,eee analidi mwana wa mulungu, tiyeni tisiye nkhaliidwe lonyansali.

  8. Langa ndi funso kwa mafumu, kodi mvula yomwe yinagwa january mpaka march ndi peter anayigwesa mafumu ask God coz ndi amene anapereka mvula yowononga yija. God knows n ‘ll punish u chiefs.

  9. Langa ndi funso kwa mafumu, kodi mvula yomwe yinagwa january mpaka march ndi peter anayigwesa mafumu ask God coz ndi amene anapereka mvula yowononga yija. God knows n ‘ll punish u chiefs.

  10. Langa ndi funso kwa mafumu, kodi mvula yomwe yinagwa january mpaka march ndi peter anayigwesa mafumu ask God coz ndi amene anapereka mvula yowononga yija. God knows n ‘ll punish u chiefs.

  11. Langa ndi funso kwa mafumu, kodi mvula yomwe yinagwa january mpaka march ndi peter anayigwesa mafumu ask God coz ndi amene anapereka mvula yowononga yija. God knows n ‘ll punish u chiefs.

  12. zona #Peter nd bg mn koma waononga zikolo nd #JB mmalo momasuka mbale kunyumba kwake kumalimbana nd zinchito za amuna bass fuck

  13. Plz put God out of ur politics.politics z a dirty game,God z Holly.Politics z full of corruptn,killings,satanism etc.God’s time of installing kingship had gone.Stop deceiving urself that God has chosen Mr ABC,that waz time of David,Somon,Saul & othas

  14. Mafumu okhawo opanda nzeru ndi amene angayankhule zimenezi. Ndanena izi chifukwa Peter sagwetsa mvula, Peter si Mulungu, zoti kuli climate change dziko lonse la pansi simunamve? Think twice before pointing a finger at Peter. Mulungu sangakhale opusa kutipatsa Peter kuti atitsogolere. Ngati mukufuna u president dikirani nthawi yanu ikadzakwana, a Tambala awiri salira khola limodzi.

  15. ndimalimbana ndi mavuto anga kulimbana ndindale ndichimodzimodzi kukasumila munthu osalankhula ndipeza chani cz sinthawi yakampeni ino iye anawinakale

  16. ATUMBUKA KUGANIZA NGAT EKHU BASI, AGALATIYA A NYASA REPUBLIC, OSADANDA PETER AKUBWERETSERANI MVULA YOKWANIRA YOPANDA MPHEPO PLUS CHAJIRA KUT MUKOLOLE CHIMANGA CHAMBIRI, IMBWA MWAIWALA ZA CASHGATE KUZOLOWERA KUPHOWA MMADZI. ZOT KU CHITIPA KULI NSEU WAMUSHE SIMUKUDZIWA ? BIZNES MUKUCHITA MWA MTIMA BII CHIFUKWA CHAKE SIMKUDZIWA.!!

  17. koma a malawi lero mwayamba kuti bingu anali president wabwino chifukwa anafa sichoncho?Ena mumafika ponena kuti koma president ameneyi Ambuye amulange ndithu,ndithu ambiri mumatero koma chimodzi mungadziwe maso anu si maso a Chauta ayi,mmene inu mumamuonera simmene Yehovayo amamuonera ayi.Mateyu anali wokhometsa nsokho,kma Ambuye Yesu anati ndisate chifukwa chian?Anaza pa dziko chifukwa cha nkhosa yotaikayo Yehova atangoti lero ndikufuna muone zobisika mungaone ziri mboma inu ndipo muzasiya kubulema munthu mmodzi mufufuze nkha ya cashgate ikukhuza anthu ambiri kwa basi morethan 500 DPP,MCP,PP.Zipani zimenezi alimo ndithu koma akusauka ndi mmodzi kapena awiri out of 500 ndipamene mungadziwe kt dziko lapantsi simungalikwanitse mongocita dzinthu mu kuthekera kwanu dzikufunika ambuye alowererepo.

  18. My fellow northerners, I think we’ve lost the spirit of Unity. We all know how the Mutharika govt has been sidelining us; think of quarter system, infrustructure development, distribution of relief items, and now FISP… I didn’t expect any wise northerner to have voted for DPP in 2014. To my surprise, even the forgotten chitipa (my home) made that mistake. Now we are crying.. What is wrong with us! Are we blind! We had all the chance to choose wisely from the 12 candidates. But this is what we chose… Committed Christians are used to organise prayers for national leadership in their respective churches, but when God raised the pastor to contest, they totally defied him.. What are the prayers for if we deny what God is trying to provide? Northerners and Christians.

  19. No! let us blame the climate change not realy Peter but on devaluetion of kwacha & Mtharika can not take a hoe going to farm.Mtharika should put hard security in ARMAC bcoz buyers are corrupting.also individuary,community can sustain dvlpment.

  20. Koma amalawi ngati ndizoona kuti bungu analamula bwino, bwanji munachita dzionetselo? Ine ndikuti peter is a bg man, akulamula dziko munthawi yovuta, palibe amene analamulapo dziko popanda kuthabdizidwa kuno ku africa, akwana awili basi, peter ndi gadafi.

  21. Bingu was gud the way he rule the country, but u peter u do nothing since u came to power, i remember Bingu, look now wat doing about the gays, becare mr president u will fall if u allow that nosense,

  22. Big up to you Chiefs. For real. Bingu was a hero. Malawi will never ever have a president like him, regardless of political parties,tribes,academically and all what have you. May his soul Rest In Peace(BINGU).

    • L. E. A. D. E. R : means Loyal Enthusiasm Authoritative Developed Enterprenuer Royalty. Late Bingu had all these in him. My Malawi, my motherland why? Why Bingu gone so fast? R. I. P.