‘Malawi govt is not helping us’ – Chiefs cry loud

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Traditional leaders in the country have expressed concern over the low number of subsidized farm inputs that are being distributed in parts of the country by the Malawi government.

Group Village Headman (GVH) Nzeru from Blantyre made the complaint after his subjects received 300 bags of subsidy fertilizer to cater for 5,000 households.

Speaking to the local media, GVH Nzeru said that even though this is the rainy season, the government has not yet provided the remaining inputs to the residents.

He added that he is falling to answer some of the questions that his subjects are asking regarding the Farm Input Subsidy Program (Fisp).

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Have raised a public outcry.

He further revealed that chiefs from other areas in the district are also complaining over the same issue. Commenting on the issue, one of the beneficiaries, Mary Phiri, described the Fisp inputs as inadequate saying they will not be enough for her land.

She explained that other people in the community have lost hope as they were told to wait for 10 days for another consignment of the inputs.

According to our findings, some parts of the country are also falling to access the subsidized items while in some parts where the inputs are available, they are being sold at a higher price than the government set price.

Malawi24 has also learnt that the program has left out a lot of needy people in the country.

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49 Comments

  1. amalawi too much dependency.mene inayambira fisp ndani wapindula nayo?mumawalekanso dala ogulisa ku admarc kumakugulisani modula osawaneneza then mkumati boma silikuthandiza,mbuzi zawanthu,bomalo lizipanga zilizonse inu muli phe mitu yanu mufa chaka chino ndi over dependency yanuyo sheet!!!

  2. Don’t despise the chiefs. Their words represent majority of malawians at grassroot, u will need them sometime in future. A piece of advice to chiefs, take care, some of u are politicians hiding in chiefdom u take sides too much in politics forgetting that gvt comes and goes out with time but ur chiefdom will still exist despite change of gvt.

  3. Munthawi ya kamuzu kunalibe subsidy koma zokolola zinaliko mbwerekete, taliuzeni bomalo kuti athetse subsidy wawoyu nkutsitsa mtengo wa fertiliser, subsiday ameneyu sakuputundila wosaukayo

    • Munthawi ija zinaliko bwino n ndima ADD, EPA aja adatsekedwa aja, chosecho minister wa Agriculture alipo, sindikutanthauza kuti atsitse ngati nthawi ya kamuzu but ayese ija amati unversal subsidy, nanga thumba la fertiliser mpaka 19grand plus…kukama mkaka yowonda.

  4. Chomwe Tingadziwe Amalawi Ndi Choti Yehova Akupangitsa Kuti Anthu Azisankha Mosayenera Cholinga Choti Kulira Kumveke Dziko Lonse.Ndikadakonda Ndikadakumana Ndipresident Ophunzirau Ndimufunse Ngati Ndi Zowona Kuti Iwowo Amadziwa Zoti Alipo Anthu Osauka Kwambiri Mdziko Muno.Kulimba Mtima Kwa Prezident Ndi Nduna Zake Aliyense Akuwona Ndipo Zikudandaula Mafumuwa Nzochepa Chabe Kuyelekeza Ndi Amai Ena Amasiye Komanso Okalamba.Subsidy Izatha Ufumunso Uzatha Chifukwa Mtsogoleri Azakhala Mmodzi Basi

  5. Sometimes I don’t understand, opposition is saying subsidy must stop, the money wastage as reason these selfish politicians are giving, now see these chiefs are busy saying government is not helping because they have give a small number of beneficiaries,

  6. Yaaah asakuthandizeni kukamina zikulira mokweza zeni-zeni osatimbwelera mukulankhula apazi mutiuza athamange,kumchosa kuti ma passport,licence, ndi umoyo wanthu usike mtengo.mumuyezenso NDA ngati ali mbale wake wa malemu.

  7. i think njira ya boo, kuti boma lithane ndi kukangana ndi mafumu n’nkuthesa ma ufumu onse,kusakhalenso mafumu, Emwe atakakamile Asova yekha