Govt. not readily prepared for hunger situation

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Malawi hunger food crisis

Maize just not enough in Malawi.

Despite Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, George Chaponda giving assurances on availability of staple grain in the country, the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) has expressed doubts over whether the maize will be enough to meet demand.

National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) general manager Nasinuku Saukira said government is providing money for the agency to purchase more maize from neighbouring but was not sure if the maize will be enough considering the huge number of people in need of food aid in the country.

“Right now we are using government funds to buy maize from other countries sharing borders with Malawi, we hope that we will be able to meet the demand,” said Saukira.

However, Chaponda maintained that the country is purchasing enough for the starving population in the country.

George-Chaponda

Chaponda says govt. is making strides to handle the situation.

“We are buying maize from Zambia and Tanzania, the country is to have another stock from Brazil, our embassy is processing everything,” said Chaponda.

Malawi24 understands government’s assurance on availability of maize has been made to deceive millions of Malawians who are in need of food aid.

Chaponda’s predecessor at the ministry of Agriculture was reported to have stood on a podium assuring Malawians of having enough maize for its citizens.

Later, the true reflection of hunger was revealed but government started blaming vendors for creating the maize crisis.

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22 Comments

  1. Tiwapemphe kumpandoko angositsa mtengo wa feteleza chifukwa titha kulankhula zambiri pan koma akapanda kutero ndiye kuti ambiri mwa ife timwalira ndi njala (protect the people from dreaming each & everyday because of sturvation)

  2. Tiwapemphe kumpandoko angositsa mtengo wa feteleza chifukwa titha kulankhula zambiri pan koma akapanda kutero ndiye kuti ambiri mwa ife timwalira ndi njala (protect the people from dreaming each & everyday because of sturvation)

  3. KKKKK Ine sindiyankhulako ndikayankhulako akumabwera ku inbox kumandiopseza kut ndikulankhula mowatsina pachilonda.SAKUDZIWA KT UMBOMBO WAWO NDIWO UKUCHITSA KT AMALAWI AKUMANE NDI MAVUTO. kadyani ziwala ndi mbewa pomwe iye tea akumwera soseji ndi mazira sikuwalakwira amalawi kumeneku?

  4. Boma limafuna kuwonetsa action anthu akayambapo kufa ndi njara,sizachilendo izi ayi m’mbuyomuso azitsogoleri wopumawo amateronso,Koma tkamakamba nkhani yanjara vuto simtsogoleri yekha woramula kapena chipani chake chokha ayi,Otsutsanso nawo ndiudindo wawo kutengapo mbali osangot zonse kwa Mr ndilibe problem ayi,Chakwera,Kamlepo,Uladi Mussa and the like azitengakonso gawo,osewo akuyendetsa nawo boma,

  5. A Malawi Tikulephera Kugonjetsa Njara Chifukwa Azisogoleri Athu Zeru Alibe Zoona Akuziwa Kuti In These Days Kulima Ndi Fertilizer Koma Kudulisa Zipangizo Nde Eeee Kungot Momwe Tinayambila Basi Technical College Musokhano Uliwose

  6. No hussle!! they should as well think of importing grasshoppers from our neighbouring countries to fill the 36 silos that are empty!!! Chaka chino tidya nsipu ngati Zitete pa Nyasaland pano! Moto kuti buuu kukhala Mmalawi nkulimba mtimadi.

  7. Andale ndi abodza kwambiri moti akambe chilungamo nkhani yanjalayi bodza lokhalokha.Amaphempheladi amenewa? alibe chikodi koma kuba basi.