Malawi to be declared a state of emergency

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The Parliamentary Committee on Agricultural says President Peter Mutharika should declare Malawi a state of emergency due to the food crisis that has hit the country.

According to the committee’s chairperson, Felix Jumbe, who has visited some districts in the country, Malawi will this year face extreme hunger hence the need to immediately call for international help.

Felix Jumbe

Jumbe (standing); We made the call.

Jumbe was speaking soon after the committee’s meeting on Friday.

He said the committee has visited Mangochi, Machinga and Salima where they have seen that people in the country are struggling to find food.

“The only quick solution to the problem is for government to confess that things are not in position in the country, hence, calling for support from different organisations and other nations,” said Jumbe.

The development comes barely days after some civil society organisations in the country also told Mutharika to declare the country a state of emergency due to the prevailing food crisis.

Last year, Mutharika declared half of Malawi disaster zones following floods that killed over 200 Malawians and left thousands homeless.

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  1. i dont know why malawians talk alot zonyoza president..vuto la njala si lake bt pipo mukakolala mangodya zina kumagulitsa as if u will die tomoro kuiwala kut nyengo ikuvuta these days..pano zavuta ur blaming the president azikusamalilani chakudya kapena azikulimilani iyeyo???..think b4 kunyoza..

  2. I once said something about this leadership, he is too passive when it comes to decition making. Iam sure in his immagination he’s still in the month February. Kkkkk!

  3. Too little too late. Have you noticed that whenever we have an issue apm has to be pushed and proded to say something. But ministers and ‘advisers’ are there and do not want to tell him. apm is a shame.

  4. Tikambe nkhani ya njala,akuluakulu a za ulimi muno malawi yesetsan kuti ma admarc chimanga cizpezeka chambiri kuti anthu madera mwina asavutike ndi njala weki iliyonse cimanga cizpeka anthu akazayamba ndale akati mu “2019” kuti “DPP”yoyeee adzavomere yoye

  5. Mavuto a njala anayamba nthawi ya Jb. Ngati mwaiwala Mukamufunse Pamela Mlogeni ndi mnzake wamfupi koma wazaka 100 pa radio Mariya pamene amafuna kuphedwa pankhani yakusowa chakudya koma matraki ajb full of flour from grain and milling kampani

  6. There is something wrong with the man, Peter Muthalika, since he came into office Malawi is full of disasters. Malawi should not declare state of emergency, but declare the man , man of emergency !!!!

  7. U mean this country? Now we are harvesting a little that God gave us,Ku admarc tapumilako its when u are telling the whole world we are at emergency state, fotseke dikilani mu July galu wakuda IJA akabwerera mmakukamu

  8. akumwela muikhaula malawi,munasula mitengo yonse,kubelekananso kochuluka,regionalism so ili ndi inu. mukhaula mulungu akulangani. kaya zanu izo ine ndilipheeee kumpoto kunkhata bay ndikudya nsima ya kondowole

  9. as far as I know our leaders,they can not make that declaration.Why?(1)They don’t want to be known that they have failed,though they have failed.(2)they mixed every issue with politics,and Malawian politics is premature,they are always doing compaign no time for development(3)Kuzikonda.

  10. as far as I know our leaders,they can not make that declaration.Why?(1)They don’t want to be known that they have failed,though they have failed.(2)they mixed every issue with politics,and Malawian politics is premature,they are always doing compaign no time for development(3)Kuzikonda.

  11. Three districts out of many that we have cannot in my opinion make the president declare a state of emergency! Lets not generalize this issue but have good facts after doing a proper assessment of the situation.