Catholic Bishops call for action to avert hunger crisis

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Roman Catholic Bishops in Malawi have urged government to adopt new ways of implementing food security policies in order to avert the hunger crisis in the country.

The development comes at a time when half of the country’s population is food insecure due to El-Nino effects that paralyzed food production for the 2015/16 agricultural season.

Malawi Catholic Bishops

Malawi Catholic Bishops want sound policies that can avert hunger.

Reacting on the hunger red-light, Catholic bishops says there is need for a change in policy implementation.

In a statement, the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) says there is need for joint efforts to ensure no one dies of hunger in Malawi.

“Policies and strategic plans without action are nothing, we feel as a nation we need a complete paradigm shift in the way we do things, no more business as usual on food security issues, food security translates into the very sanctify of life.

“Drawing lessons from the development arm of the church, CADECOM, any strategy to avert the food insecurity crisis should be integral and people centred, we believe this is a fertile ground for medium and long recovery strategies,” reads part of the statement made available to Malawi24.

The bishops have since commended President Peter Mutharika for declaring Malawi a state of disaster following reports of food insecurity. They also called on well-wishers to help millions of Malawians who are expected to face hunger this year.

While keeping in mind the sustainable and innovative ways of making sure the country does not fall back into the same trap year in and out, the bishops called for agricultural reforms that can take irrigation as priority.

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21 Comments

  1. Bodza! It shoud start from the OPC Then to individual organisations. our taxes are mis managed why buying fifteen vehycles only for the VIP In this situation? Azikwera bwanji magalimoto onsewo?

  2. Where’s Pastol Letter Church of Romans who killed millions Millions Real Christians and introduced traditional church holy holy mother merry

  3. Atsogoleli akumalawi onse ndi mbala ,DPP ndiye aini ake .kodi 577bn khani yake ikuti bwanji ? Njala kumakhala koma dziko lili ndimadzi? Mbuzi zaanthu.

  4. Not government only each and every individual Malawian should take responsibility it must start from church then people because people are goverment also,wherever Malawian are should start support their country in general. These can help to solve these shortages of fools and poverty.

  5. They MST nt discuss about hunger coz they always waiting for poor christian to bring them food and offerings is a received name senseless lazy gays

  6. What I don’t understand is that Malawi has the potential to be the breadbasket of Southern Africa, why do government, cooperations and NGO’s not get together and put infrastructure in place for each individual to develop their own farms?