US gives Malawi K17 billion to fight hunger

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The United States government has donated K17 billion to Malawi for humanitarian food assistance.

Making the announcement, United States Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer said the donation is in response to the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee’s (MVAC) report that 6.5 million Malawians need humanitarian food assistance.

According to Palmer, some of the money will be used to purchase ready-to-use therapeutic food for HIV patients currently being treated with Anti-Retroviral Therapy-ART.

Malawi hunger food crisis

Hunger situation in Malawi getting response.

The US Diplomat said that the US Government has also reprogrammed US$12 million (K8.6 billion) of previously planned investments in agricultural development and climate change adaptation programs.

“The United States Government continues to stand by Malawians in their time of need. But, 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.

The Ambassador added that the United States will continue to work with the Government of Malawi to break the cycle of food insecurity by providing assistance to help Malawi honour its New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition commitments.

According to diplomat Palmer, this includes 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.

“Reforms are urgently required to help avoid similar food shortages in the coming agricultural season caused by the unpredictability of Malawi’s maize markets.” added Palmer.

The additional assistance made available to Malawi brings the United States Government’s total contribution to the 2016/17 Food Insecurity Response Plan to nearly US$118 million (K85 billion), which is 30% of the plan’s US$395 million cost.

Due to floods and drought that hit the country during the last rainy season, almost half of Malawi’s population is experiencing food shortage.

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  1. malawi ndidziko latsooka.koma chimamvuta malawi??ndalama zonsezi zikanatha ku solver even half of our problems koma kusowa mtima wachikondi.koma tialonjeze aboma kuti kutha kwa 17billion imeneeyi tikutsa kwambiri mpaka nttchito yake idzaonedwe.i follow up this 17b

  2. boma lidakozekakale za njala ya2016-2017 ananena kale president 17iyoyo iyambeko program ya mtilira madzi ya mbiri njala yosatha

  3. And what does malawi have to give the u.s. in return? Must be making ready for a new drone base that will later be used to control malawian………..

  4. Woah..K17 billion its a big2 money!!!if u spent that 2 d poor pipo,maybe there’s no pipo in malawi suffering by hunger again.

  5. Donation (zaulere) 4m U.S.A BUT 56KG MAIZE IS K12,500 OSATSITSA CHIMANGACHO BWANJ KODI? MWANGOPATSIDWA KUII MUDYETSE AMALAWI, MUTUPA NAZO MIMBA EEEEH !,SIZINAKUKWANENI

  6. Kuli bengo nd zaya akungomwetulira pano amvekere man zaya tadyasooo !! Mmmmmmmmmmmmm ng’ooooooooo simuzininkha mkomwe mzama bgee iziii tere aztchotchola kale ndithu akudyeran kut

  7. Kodi ndiye kuti ku AMERICA onse ndi olemela? Mmakanema akuluakulua tikumaona anthu akugona panja ena akuyenda wapansi! ena akukokoloka ndi madzi osathandiza amewo bwanji? 2 america ili ndi ngongole ya nkhaninkhani ku china osatenga ndalama imeneyo kupungula ngongole ku china amalawi tisagulisetu dzikoli.

  8. If only our constitution wud allow us to investigate our leaders while they are stil in power like in South Africa…that is the power of democracy…our leaders cud hav been more careful and this money cud hav been spent responsible unfotunetely 4 us…we stil not free 4rm dom…let them get rich on our expense

  9. Foolish Malawians who they bewitched themselves,instead of buying food you will be busy searching where you can buy beautiful coaches and Quantums,is therefore a reason of not knowing that USA helps Nyasaland not ministers or Mp’s or anyone is for the pipo of Nyasa

  10. chiwerengero cha wanthu malawi its about seventeen thousand million people plus,so atakhala akugawa one million kwa aliyese kodi pa 17 bilion singasaleso kkk kapena masamu andivuta,kk nanga enafe amene kulibeko ku malawi sipasala kathu pandalamayi?koma muone zomwe angapangre.

  11. Angogawa aliyese 1m akaone yekha komwe akagulechakudya zotsala zipite kusanjika zachipepeso chifukwa choluza mavoti kumchinji kkkkkkkkkkkk

  12. My Malawi.!!!!!!!! 17billion can reduce hunger.Thanx USA for ur support but know dat this will not reach d needy.Next time,try to reach the poor directly

  13. U.S.A thanks for the donation, but frankly spearking this money won’t help us, just very soon our goverment will tell us that they is no money to buy food for us, those money will be shared, they are nw thinking of buying expessive cars, houses etc, leaving a poor malawian crying out there!

  14. a,ndizona kutidi ndalamazo zapelekedwa koma vuto ndiloti mmalo muthesa njala akuluakulu athuwa zimathera matumba mwao chimene ndimachiona ndichimenecho kumalawi kuno

  15. 17 billion ndindalama zambiri kuti or boma la Malawi ndikugulira chakudya chikhoza kukafikira banja linalili ronse mpaka kuzakololanso Chaka chamawa, chifukwa antu m’malawi onse pamodzi sanafikire even 1 billion so, ndalama zimenezo ndizokwanila kugulira cakudya kuchokera kumaiko Ena zina ndikusalaponso Ku Badget yoona zachakudya mziko.

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  17. I wonder malawi wen it comes to budget they say malawi should rely on its own #zero_deficist_budget,ndie apa nkumati k17 bn ya chakudya,mu budget yanu zkutanthauza kuli mulibemo zokhuza chakudya? Politicians are only the individuals who r goin 2 benefit with this #k17bn

  18. Pamenepa nde kuti nduna zonse za Boma zikupanga plan yogawana chumacho , anthu opanda manyanzi limodzi ndi Chisoni inu , kadzikoka nkosauka Kali pa umphawi wazaoneni Koma ndikumabanso anthu asoka inu .

  19. palibeso chachitika pamenepa..ndalama zimenezo apatsa ang`ono wawo wa aBingu ndi Cabinet yawo..munthu osauka sizimufika..kya achome amenewa mkuwatani kya kut adzanve!!! All they know is to fill up their pockets…I don’t knw how do they feel when they are eating things which don’t belong to them…`you will b burnt into ashes..STUPID IDIOTS`

  20. should write like thiss :-> US has given to Peter K17 billion not to Malawi Government :<: <:< More billlion to Malawi against hunger but stuation remain the same extending to worse >:-(>:-(>:-( Mbava tionana 2019 MCP Bomaaaaaaaa

  21. ndalama izi ndi zambiri’ banja liri lonse lipatsidwe 1million. zotsalazo mugawane monga mucitira. tidziwa tokha kokagula chakudya!!

  22. As i am talking many families in Malawi are going to bed with empty bellies cz of poor rains we experience last season.My question is” Should we say Malawi government is waiting for death to come along due to hunger ts when such big sums will be used?”

  23. pamenepo akumipando dovu lilichuchu kuzipangila ma plani nati ndi salale yawo mmmm muthese njalayo sizanuzo zodyela kuchipinda mukugona by the way thx so much US 4 ur hep

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  29. Donations which come with so many strings attached. I don’t rate them as donations. Lets wait and see, we will here something fishy has been asked in exchange of that so called “Donation”. This world!!!! Eeesh!!!!!

  30. mu Bukhu lopaturika timamva nkhani ya msanja ya Babulo anthu amaganizo amodzi analephera kumvana just because of communication! isee the same scenarial in our opinions people and their own government,president and Csos.theres communication breakdown amongest our selves its only when we can turn back to God and say we are sorry,we can see things upright again!

  31. Mukafuna kulankhula motumbwa mkumati opempha pempha achoke ma twn, pamene inu aPHD kuchita kukapempha ku dziko lakutari kuyambira 1964 kupemphetsa mpaka lero sitidzapezaso njira yoyimila patokha kodi…………?

  32. that is under the leadership of tate professor author Peter muthalika ma donations ndi mberekete zikumunyansayo azilume kunsana

  33. USA,you are making Dpp Thieves richer.Donations to malawi do not reach the poor.577bn not counted for.Dpp is sitting on Forensic report and you give them more.Corruption has increased under Dpp and you give them more.No logic.Give money to needy students in universities.

  34. Kodi ife amalawi timaganiza bwanji kumasakha mbava zokhazokha kuti xizitilamulila kodi mukuwona kuti zikhoza kulongosoka komaso m’malawi weniweni sangakanike kulangula chichewa ndiye tiziti nimalawi ameneyo kapena obena tiziganiza bwino amalawi

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  37. That money is for pipo with status,,anthu ankhope zabwino osati zathuzi,,mr chaponda,,nankhumwa,,musa,kaliati,,kalirani,,gondwe pita neither ,,,,Ambue akuoneni Joseph Nikhawo

  38. I hope they use it wisely , thats way too much , and ye its ovio that the government will start making false lies as always , this money should be spent on the villages and homeless ppl.

  39. wait and see,after two month we will hear that no money,rats are now proud too,and are ready to comsume all,after a month we wil hear that mchere’s and his wife together with njala village are suffering from hunger bcoz of food shortage whch rats engulfed.rats wl fats yet donation owners wl fin.thus malawi….expicted from smauldering charcoal.sindikunena boma.kkk kaya.

    • eeh man dikilan muvaza nyamba ziwili zochititsa kaso zomwe zikumangidwa mwachangu kwambiri,akumati chumapalibe aa akupusitsa ife omwetikupeleka misonkho.

    • kkkk even in prison,prisoners will foarm a strike coz of hunger yet kate bakery worker needs salary upgrade and better working condition,kkk kma malawi sangatheke akagula madeya nde aphatikize pang’ono chmanga kk basi,apa chola ndichpani chake cha mcp akamva zimunyasa nde amuwuza bozo kmaso cathrine plus DR bakha kt ayambise strike,kk malawi adayambira kale mavuto,kk

    • Dambo (Kamlepo Kaluba) will be killed for trying to transform the things, students will still struggling to get good education at the UNIMA, journalists like the likes of Chora will be surffering as well in the hands of police officers, and the end u and me will go to exile where will have peace!

    • [email protected],ndikutha kuona kt what tiyambe zereza was introduced in past its stil accumulate,after a year i can foresight that soil wil become acids, more water ar in the hands of goverment,whle whle crops roots whch ar malawian ar trying to uptake fertilizer from soil bt water has soluted,ths mean,malawian ar just lookin at the goverment yet goverment ar looking donners to fill ther banks,ogo ogo,ths i will reach the last point and i wil write my epiloge ur cathrine did,sindikuseka apa,ngakhale akwiye no more found me am in maputo

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  41. donation, for how long our gorverment stop depend on donation, ndekuti ndimmene mumadyela akakupasani zithandizo eti, tizawona akazasiyakupelela ngati mimbazo sizizaphwela

  42. 10 billion wil be cash gated to help finance dpp and its politicians while 7billion wil be used in buying and catering cost of transportation of food realif.

  43. the pertinent question is, how is the government gona spend that money for the benefit of all malawians in this difficult time

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