Malawi Hunger: US helps with K35 billion in food aid

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The United States of America has said it will give Malawi K35 billion to avert the hunger situation in the country.

This follows another K15 billion donation which was announced by Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden when she visited the country last month. According to Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee’s (MVAC) report, 6.5 million Malawians need humanitarian food assistance to alleviate suffering through March 2017.

For this reason government has been asking its partners to assist hunger victims in the country.

Virginia Palmer

Palmer has confirmed of the aid.

The commitments include a review of the Control of Goods Act, which has inhibited investment in food production, and the drafting of a Seed Bill that is consistent with Malawi’s SADC seed harmonization obligations to enhance farmer access to quality seeds from across the region.

“Together we recognize that policy and market predictability are critical if Malawi’s farmers are to become entrepreneurs, if agribusinesses are to invest, and if Malawi is to transform its agriculture sector from a source of vulnerability into an engine for growth,” Ambassador Palmer said.

Since October 2015, the U.S. Government has provided assistance through two food crises in Malawi totalling US$122.1 million (MK88 billion).

Part of the K35 billion donation will be used by the UN World Food Program (WFP) and other international organizations to distribute the United States’ food donation, which includes 14,200 metric tons of maize, 10,090 metric tons of beans.

The remainder of the donation will support agriculture recovery and nutrition activities in Malawi.

In her remarks following the announcement, US Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer expressed her country’s commitment to work with Malawi to break the cycle of food insecurity by providing assistance to help Malawi to honour its New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition commitments.

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  1. Its good that the international community is eager to assist us.My plea to all stakeholders involved in the management of this aid to be honest by reaching all those who deserve this aid.

  2. Dzikoli……lidantha,…,…njala……sidzatha………nanga……wolamula…….kukhala…….pitar…….ndipotu……apitanazo…….,ndalama…….zachitha ndizo………moni…….kwa……galu…..wanga….,pita……mu

  3. Thank u USA please continue helping us with such aid in material not money and please come and distribute to the needy yourselves. These people called government will take everything into their pockets even if it means these bags they will for sure give only their kinsfolks. Thank u once again. They hate Bushiri with such aid because he distributes to the intended beneficiaries, if he was helping via them they could be giving him VIP status! ! Learn from Bushiri, do the distribution yourselves or it will transpire like no aid ever came. Thank u

  4. My fellow Malawians, atakhala kuti chilungamo chikusatidwa kuyambira ku Opc kufika m’manyumba zomwe inu ndi ine tikukhala, kupulumuka kunalipo. Koma chinyengo/ katangale wanyanya, kuona Mafumu no mantha, chisoni uku akuzitamandila ufumu wakuntundu, kukondela abale ndi ana awo

  5. Ine chimene ndimafuna anthu othandizawa asamapeleke ndlama koma mmalomwake azingogula vimanga nkumatipasa okubawo aziba matumba achimangawo

  6. Kodi ma donors chikhulupiliro chowapatsa ndalama anthu amenewa akuchitenga kuti. Amalawi adataya kale chikhulupilro mwa anthu akuyendetsa boma ili.

  7. I don’t think citizens of Malawi will benefit from that money becouse our government are very CORLPTION. Zithela thumba mwao ndalama zimenezo

  8. Ndalama zimenezo agawana anyamata achimanga pansanawa ndi mbava zikuluzikulu ngakhale mutapanga njira yanji uyu wazachumayu adamaliza masewero opakulira kumagawira abwana ndi anzao tangoganizani fisip momwe yikuyendera ? kuwauza thetsani ,ai samamva ndimomwe akudyeramo mmenemo

  9. Nanga muyooye ndalama ızo nge zıonekenge vyalo valusungu vıkuperekanga kutı tıvwırıke kwenı wadangırırı wıthu pala chafıka wakugawana waka.Ndalama zımenezo ıfe ofa ndı njala sıtızıona olo pang’ono.Agulırapotso ma Hammer ena.

  10. point of correction US govt offars DPP 35 billion not hunger people will see this funds.ngat mukut apereka ndalama zimenezo kwa osauka mmalawi muli anthu 17 million bwanji osangowagawanisa change inu kusalanawo?
    osamanamizira osawuka olemera mukathandizidwa mwanva

  11. Tiwona momwe zithere poti kumipandoko kwazaza mbava zokhazokha. Mmalo mowathandiza anthu akuvutika ndinjala midzimu agawana gawana anamabwira anyezi. Juuuuuuuuuuuuu

  12. Ndikuthokoza boma la Malawi chifukwa choyesetsa kupezera mtundu wa a Malawi thandizoli panthawi ino pomwe likufunika kwambiri.Ndikukhulupirira kuti thandizoli lifika mmanja mwa anthu oyenera

  13. Just go straight to the point.Just like this:”DPP led gvt has received 35 billion to share among themselves from US gvt in the name of poor pipo in the village behind hunger issues” Thank u!

    • I think u follow Namibian politics much and u kno nothing abt our pblms.Else u r also a partaker of these malpractices. If the donors themselves has already noticed this so who r u to defend gvt on this issue? At one point in tym they even decided to bring the aid directly to the poor pipo in the village not thru money launders anymo.We r 17,500,000 in population.If we r to look at how much we rcv as an aid these pblms cud b history by today.Y z t lyk that,the above said population is including cabinet ministers and even the entire family of our first citizen.Including all the rich in Malawi and their families.We dont want that aid to reach us directly bt f our relatives in the village are able to get the support from the government t will help us to minimize our budgets.So be in Malawi and fight 4 ur country.

    • Enock Romeo Mikundi penapake kukulira kumudzi ndiuchimo ndithu.Kapena tinene kuti poti munaphuzira sukulu ya usiku nde munayiwala ndikuyamba kuwerenga masana? Iwe ndi gwape ndinu ma twins?

  14. Ndipatseni k15billion ndipange ulimi wamnthilira muone njala ithe mmalawi muno chifukwa ndizilima chimanga katatu pachaka, ndikagula ma Tractor ndizipangizo zina zofunika kuntchitoyi koma zikangolowa kuboma, basi, mulapita zonse!!!

  15. lidya boma zimenezo cuz nduna ndizomwe zakhunzidwa ndinjala kwambiri kuposa anthu a mmidzi ndiovutika n magalimoto mwao mulibe fuel nde sangaende wapasa ndalama zaulele zitafika