Malawi Government remains coy on hunger reports

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The Malawi government through Ministry of Information, Tourism and Civic Education has downplayed media reports that a man died of hunger in Mzimba district, at a time when verified reports indicate that hunger is already killing people in the country.

Earlier this week, Malawi24 reported that a man had been found dead in Mzimba and a postmortem indicated that the deceased died of hunger related causes.

But in a statement signed by Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education, Jappie Mhango says that no person in the country died of hunger.

Jappie Mhango

Mhango: There is no hunger.

According to Mhango, there was no post-mortem done in the bush where the dead body was found as no medical professional can conduct a post-mortem exam in the bush and establish the cause of death, especially if the finding is meant to be used in police investigations Mhango also says government believes that the deceased person is a non-Malawian because of the head features the police could recognize on the dead body and suspect that he is a refugee who fell sick and was abandoned by fellow refugees as they passed through bushes at night to avoid detection by Malawi authorities.

Surprisingly, Mhango also claimed that government had spoken to the medical person who visited the site and she told them that she found the body to be essentially bones.

The medic also told government that she could barely recognize some head features and had the impression that the person had been dead for a long time.

It seems the reports on the man’s death were a thorn in the flesh for a government that has continued to claim that no one will die of hunger in the country despite reports of shortage of maize in Admarc depots and of people staying days without food in rural areas

The hunger situation in the country has become worrisome as some citizens are now buying Madeya for their daily survival. In some ADMARC depots, there is inadequate maize making people to buy the commodity from vendors at a higher price.

A recent report by Malawi24 indicated that in Mzuzu City for instance, people have been scrambling for maize which in most cases was going at not less than MK300 per tin.

The hunger situation has not even spared prisons.

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  1. those who said dat no hunger in malawi r mad pple coz ngati mukukhuta ku khomo kwanu anzanu sali conco just thank God dat u’ve anthing in ur house ok!

  2. I’m not surprised. His failure has lead him into madness. Can you imagine his excuses, aaaa the population has grown up very high and there is a need for child spacing. This statement means he has failed because malawi is too big for his brain. Secondly, he is advising hospitals to start crop farming because he can’t manage to feed them all the time. The duty is too heavy for him. Just a reminder, All this was spoken in the northern region. Anzako ankawadyetsa anthuwo nyama zaka 31, Iwe kulephera kuwadyetsa nyemba zaka 4. kkkkkkkkhahaha kkkkkkkkhahaha . Ingopepesani zakuvutani kwambiri. Even your brother Peter sanayambe chonchi. kkkkkkkkhahaha

  3. Ndikuziwa Anyani Pa Switch Ya Magesi Amapondapo Koma Samathima Njala Kulibe Koma Aulesinu Mumati President Azakulimini Osalima Afe Nayo Njala Kaya

  4. Masaya ali phwii angavomeleze bwanji kuti ku Malawi kuli njala daily akudya zokazingila mma fuliji mwao zakudya ndi zakumwa zili phwi…Bastus!!!!!

  5. Masaya ali phwii angavomeleze bwanji kuti ku Malawi kuli njala daily akudya zokazingila mma fuliji mwao zakudya ndi zakumwa zili phwi…Bastus!!!!!

  6. These pple are very PATHETIC…….tgey think that it is oky coz iwowo akudya ne kuti aliyense ali the same…..GOD shud punish them

  7. its so shameful to Malawians to hear dat dey even inherit de sit of de president,,,u r violatin our humanity,,, peter dnt hv any power to fight against hunger in Malawi,,,fuck him

    • Am busy kupalira Chimanga changa kumunda bcz is the only way to fight hunger no food to the lazy mawu am buku loyera busy fingerpoint smeone wont help*ngat mvula yabvuta i pray to God nt president

  8. A mhango nyengo zinyake mukuni gongoweska chomene u spokesperson wakaliyati was full of kuthandazga vitusi na kutya mazina yaheni kwa awo bakususka boma kweni imwe you are a demon of lies why mr mhango why,,, when will you be a man of yourself mpaka mwabasambizga na a Gondwe wuwo ufyukutuli aaaa yayi, palamwateta mbwe mwabene vivululu mbee.. mukutola na cap wa coffee wakugula ine namkavu nili tuu ngakhongono la ntchebe la mbuzi ungandaka kovyako msuni pela, mukutimiska nakusingo kwinu uko hehehe soka ilo mizimu yabanthu awo bakufwa nanjala ibe pamutu pako nambumba yako yose hee…………..

  9. Njala imene iripo ndiyochita kupanga anthu a ndale. Wina anene nsika umene kulibe chimanga. Mma shop ufa ulipo, mpunga ulipo. Afunseni makolo anu akuuzeni mmene njala inaliri 1949 ndi 1994 si chibwana zanu mukunenazi. Ndale paliponse?

  10. Komatu muzilalata bwino analipo anzanu oziwa kulalata zifuseni nokha answer muipeza osamayankhula kunya mulungu mulamuziwa inu? Ok

  11. they think they are Malawi with their relatives, n in their homes food is in abundance! that’s y they r busy cashgating thru malata cement!

  12. The problm we hv here in Malawi is selfish,that’s the main reason ,you may ask why i say so,well:its bcz when government try thr best to distribute maize in our Admark deport,some Malawian’s they buy all maize during the night,when local ppl go thr,they found empty:no even asingle bag of maize,so hw do u wn’t gvrnm to do?cz some of them they ar MP’s

    • [email protected] mavenda ali mbwee mmadela mwawo amakagula chimanga ku admarc usiku buyer amamuwona akupanga zachinyengo bt no reaction iliyonse kumangoyang’anira boma palokha silingakwanitse always kumangoyimba ngati nyimbo njala njala

  13. The Truth Z There Z Hunger In Malawi,why The Malawian Government Dont Tell People The Truth Bt If Your In Malawi You C That There Is Hunger,go To Maize Mills U Will C.

  14. if you remember me amalawi ndimakuwuzani panthawi ya kampeni kuti tiyeni tisankhe mwanzelu mbali iyi ya dpp kulibe chabwino akanankhala saulosi chilima zinthu zikanakhalako bwino not 1oo% ayi komabe zinandizina zikanakozekako koma uyu alipoyi mvuto sadakulile kuno ayi komanso wakhala zaka zambili alikunja ndie mamvuto ambili ali muno m,malawi iyeo chifukwa chozolowela kukhala kunja ndichifukwa akuti muno mulibe njala iyeo chilichonse angoti zilibwino pa 2019 chonde amalawi tieni tidzavote mwanzelu sikampeni ayi koma manvuto ndamenetikuwawonawa sizomadzamvotele munthu wakunja ayi,chifukwatu apa dzikoli kukamba mowopamulungu dzikolanthu lino akulamulila ndazungu moti lilim,manja mwazungu uyu akutiphimba m,manso.

    • inunso ndie kaya iwe mmene inaliri mvula ya 2014 muja mkumalodzanso chala mtsogoleri kuti wadzetsa njala ndie awo munawavotelawo akanawina akanadzetsa mvula yawowo,akabweretsa ndalama zawozawo kumalankhula bwino ngati muli ndi bongo wamunthu osati wachiwala ngati ziri ndale zikuvula wamva iwe idot

  15. Oterewa akamabwera mumamidzi mwanumo kuzachita vimakampeni vawovo, nkofunika kudzathira madzi odzidzira. Ndiye poti anadzolowera kuba mavoti.

  16. Shame 2 DPP kodi mukamat kulibe njala mukunamiza ndani? Poti amalawi amenemukuwauzawo ndiamene ali pachilala. Boma lopanda mdalitso. end u pipo go 2 hero

  17. Shame 2 DPP kodi mukamat kulibe njala mukunamiza ndani? Poti amalawi amenemukuwauzawo ndiamene ali pachilala. Boma lopanda mdalitso. end u pipo go 2 hero

  18. He spoke on radio station in April last year that he wanna dill with hunger
    Now he say no hunger how de you Pitala you’re fucking around now

  19. Ndizoona njala kulibe ngati kwanuko kuli njala bwelani kuno kumakwasa tizakupatseniko chakudya zokufa ndi njala mzachikale dpp woyeeee

  20. Guys chilungamo chikichita kuonekeratu, anthu akumangonera mango mmaderamu inu ndi president wanu nkumati mudziko mulibe njala???? You must go for medical checkup you people.

  21. Iwowo akut kulibe njala coz dey hav all de food dey nid. amayendamo mmamidzi kut aone ngat kulibe njala? andipeze ine nkawaonetse an2 omwe akugonera nkhwan ongowilitsa coz of njala.

  22. I think he is talking about National level, but wen we look at household level its true that some people have no food in their baskets,,,,,,including me

  23. Dont listen to the government. It is everyone for himself now. Collective worry is gone. No one cares for anyone. Jappie is a gramaphone of HMV (His Master’s Voice).