Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA)-Malawi Programmes Director Michael Usi has warned authorities responsible in handling food relief
distribution exercise against politicizing the programmes.
Usi was speaking at the launch of a Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) response launch at Nkhulambe in Phalombe district on
He said when distributing relief food items, authorities should refrain from corrupt practices and forget about their political affiliations.
“When it comes to hunger, politics is irrelevant” said Usi.
He further added that it is a right to every Malawian to have food at all times.
The ADRA Programmmes Director also expressed gratitude to both Malawi government and World Food Programme (WFP) for trusting his
organization in making sure the relief food items reaches out to the intended beneficiaries.
Also speaking at the launch was Phalombe District Commission (DC) Amos Mailosi who urged the beneficiaries not to sell the food they have received aiming to find fast cash inorder to take of other challenges they are facing.
Mailosi described the hunger situation in Phalombe as ‘very bad’.
He also advised them to work had in their respective crop fields inorder to have food next year.
Phalombe is one of the districts severely hit with food shortage following the dry spell Malawi experienced during the 2015-2016 agricultural season.
For over the past 15 years, ADRA Malawi has been working with people in poverty and distress to create positive change through empowering
partnership and responsible action through relief and developmental programmes across the country.
Over 40,000 house holds are expected to benefit from the just launched food distribution relief exercise.