Maize, drugs shortage irks CCJP

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One of the country’s influential organizations has expressed concern that the Peter Mutharika administration is making little effort in ensuring that lives of Malawians are not at risk.

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP), say the continued food and drug shortage in the country’s Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) depots and public hospitals respectively is dangerous for Malawians.

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No maize in Admarc’s depots.

CCJP acting national secretary, Martin Chiphwanya says drugs are being stolen from the country’s hospitals and as a result poor people do not have access to medicine.

“People are dying to diseases that can easily be cured. Poor people are also feeling the pinch as they don’t have the financial muscle to buy the medicine from Pharmacies,” said Chiphwanya adding that “it is worrisome to note that in other cases, more especially in the villages, people are buying medicines in uncertified shops and pharmacies which is a big threat to their right to life.”

Chiphwanya said his organisation found that in Chikhwawa people are queuing up at Admarc depots for long hours, some even spending nights in order to buy maize grain. He said locals are being allowed to purchase 20kgs of maize per person.

Currently, at local markets a bag of 50kgs is selling at K13,000 a situation Chiphwanya described as pathetic to a poor person in the lower shire

He also disclosed that some selfish politicians are taking advantage of the hunger situation by buying maize dubiously and donating in hospitals and during rallies with the aim of achieving political ambitions.

Chiphwanya has since challenged government and other concerned partners to ensure that the right to food and essential health services is guaranteed to Malawian citizens by making sure that maize is available Admarc depots and that adequate drug supply is also available in all public hospitals.

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58 Comments

  1. Oooh my poor Malawi…and ur leaders!..the love of money..roots to all evil..how do u feel when u look at the misile of the poor people..how long shall it take for u to feel sorry?..Mavuto alipo ndithu..am not a doctor but am too sure that Panado is not medicine for malaria..K250 akilo…poor can’t afford a bag of maize.Food and medicine was supposed to be ur first priorities..luxuries can be as expensive but not our daily needs,why should we buy water at the price of oil?why electricity is expensive like this?….go to the villages and see how poor people are living.fighting won’t help us Malawians…leave ur chairs behind and do what you have to do..poor education services.my country..

  2. njala siingathe ku malawi unless boma likhale ndi minda yake yake izilima chimanga ndikumagulisa ku admarc, komanso lithese za fertilizer wa ma coupon cz sizikuthandiza anthu osauka sakupasidwa ma coupon ndiponso popereka zikuyendera zipani ndiye zikungopereka maudani mizimu, fertilizer akhale K5000 muona vuto la njala lizatha coz aliyese azizagula fertilizer, komano anthu onse ali ku parliament kuphatikiza ama bungwe nonse mitu yanu siimagwira mumalimbana ndi za ziii komano kuti muziwe muziyenda mizimu anthu akuvutika koopsa ndi njala, mulungu akakulangani patsikulo

  3. Un fair to hear this accusation coz everyone knows about disaster as well as drought insted we better joins hands for prayers

  4. Langa ndi funso. Kodi a ccjp munali kuti m’mene mvula yimagwa last yr munali kuti? Nanga simumamuwuza mulungu kuti asagwetse mvula bwanji? Inuso mukuyenera kutengapo mbali pa issue yimeneyi akamati dziko ndinu ndife ndi pulezident we make the nation..

  5. Langa ndi funso. Kodi a ccjp munali kuti m’mene mvula yimagwa last yr munali kuti? Nanga simumamuwuza mulungu kuti asagwetse mvula bwanji? Inuso mukuyenera kutengapo mbali pa issue yimeneyi akamati dziko ndinu ndife ndi pulezident we make the nation..

    • U know wt anthu amawona ngati dziko ndi munthu modzi pamene tonse tingathe. Enatu umakhala ulesi pamene amati osagwira ntchito asadye. Thax 4 ur encourage, amati osamangokhala osutsa we must to be mature.

    • U know wt anthu amawona ngati dziko ndi munthu modzi pamene tonse tingathe. Enatu umakhala ulesi pamene amati osagwira ntchito asadye. Thax 4 ur encourage, amati osamangokhala osutsa we must to be mature.

    • Mankwala amapezeka koma anthu tomwefe timatenga kumaguli muma private ndimumisika. Ngati unawona pa tv ku mzuzu mankhwala ose aja akanakhala kuti ali ku hosp sakanathandiza?

    • Mankwala amapezeka koma anthu tomwefe timatenga kumaguli muma private ndimumisika. Ngati unawona pa tv ku mzuzu mankhwala ose aja akanakhala kuti ali ku hosp sakanathandiza?

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