Dry spells hit Nsanje, Chikwawa

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There are fears that hundreds of Malawians in the Lower Shire districts of Nsanje and Chikwawa may yet again face starvation this year following a dry spell that has hit some parts of the districts.

Councillors for Misamvu Ward, Andrew Piriminta and Nyachilenda Ward,Chungano Bester in an interview with Malawi24 said, the situation is worse in Traditional Authorities Tengani,Mlolo and Ndamera in the district saying these are also the areas that have been faced the recent pest attacks on crop fields. 

He said most crops have withered as a result of the dry spell.

This is a repeat of last year’s scenario, contrary to a prediction by weather experts that most parts of the country would experience heavy rains this rainy season due to the La Nina weather phenomenon.

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dry spell in Nsanje. (Related Google image. Credit- Zambia Daily Mail)

Piriminta told this publication that the crops have withered in the area as a result of sporadic rainfall. He feared people in the area would face starvation if they do not receive relief food. District agricultural officials are yet to comment on the development.

Meanwhile,Chikwawa South Member of Parliament,Illias Abdul Karim said he is committed with the distribution of relief maize to his in an effort to contain the hunger situation that has hit his area.

Speaking to Malawi24 on Sunday when he distributed over 200 bags of 50kg maize to the hunger stricken families at Group Village Headman Nyambiro in the area of T/A Ngabu, Karim emphasized to continue with the donation saying he will only stop once the situation is contained.

“I will not let my people die of starvation in this area. I will do everything possible to assist my people until this hunger goes away”,promised Karim.

This the situation comes at the back of another tragedy as stalk borers and army worms also attacked crops fields in Nsanje and Chikwawa districts.

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  1. oxfarm .wfp.plan malawi.etc ikupezani kuno kukasungu yatithandiza mokwana inuso mudyeko nyapwiri ndi achina zalowa.manja rende

  2. The Lord GOD not happy with today’s Malawi & the World. We should expect more serious problems ahead of us cos our Church Leaders are nolonger serving the Lord.

    • Kkkkk. Man i know what mvula yomwe ukygwa mu lilongweyo imakafikabe ku nsanjeko coz madzi amvulawo amakathera mu mtsinje wa lilongwe madzi amulilongwe amakhathera mu lake malawi lake malawi amakathwera mu shire. Shireyo wadutsa mu chikwawa ndi mnsanje kenako madziwo timanhowayang’ana mpaka mu zambezi uyo waku indian ocean. Mwachidule tiyen tiwapezere njila zamakono za ulimi anzathu amaboma amenewa

    • Chitsilu cha munthu ukukamba zombwambwana apa why? Ngat sukufuna kulemba just leave it because even the page will never be affected by your undressed comment. Look at yourself and think in a twinkling way and see if u have eyes. Do you mean dat u r very holly forgeting dat u were born from adultery? Dont make others angry and sin.

    • And please, next time you wanna reply on my comment ask me first because I’m allergic to obscenity….. If you’re a christian realise that your approach contains a luck of wisdom ☺☺☺☺

    • dats absolutely wrong Mr man,,,de causes ov dry spell z not de belief dat u tink pple ov lowershire hold,,,zimenezo waz frm de past even komwe uliko agogo ako ankakhulupilira mizimu b4 zipembedzo zambiri zisanafike…it really pains me anthu mukamanyoza aku lowershire due to floods and so on

    • dats absolutely wrong Mr man,,,de causes ov dry spell z not de belief dat u tink pple ov lowershire hold,,,zimenezo waz frm de past even komwe uliko agogo ako ankakhulupilira mizimu b4 zipembedzo zambiri zisanafike…it really pains me anthu mukamanyoza aku lowershire due to floods and so on…dey deserve respect lyk ur tribe do….feeling offended kwambiri…am a devouted christian too

    • Mine wasn’t an insult rather a solution. Nonetheless, if apparently you’re from those areas precisely the remote I guess you’d agree with me on that….. When i talk about M’bona i’m referring to the natives of this communitty….. The myths of m’bona are still much present in the remote of lower shire up to date….. So if you too my friend are a christian you’d understand me

    • No mater how much u make urself right but the fact is that u r judging us as if u were God. If u r trying to scruitinise the belief, u would say something around nt the way u did. Are you indeed a christian and why not feeling sorry for the victims instead u hv rashed with judgement? Am also a chritian and u shud also know that even ur coment is provocative and judgemental. Some may not reply to you bt the feel pity and lack of humanity and spritual verbing. So far dont judge lower shire pple because its not their pray and wish to go thru hardships they are and shud anyone insult them on baseless issues i, we and they will react.