APM calls Chakwera ‘irresponsible leader’: Malawi eyes Mexico for maize imports

President Peter Mutharika has blasted leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera as “irresponsible” and reassured Malawians that no one will die of hunger this year although hunger is expected to be worse than last year, saying his government will go as far as Mexico to buy the staple food.

Mutharika with PAC delegation

Mutharika with PAC delegation

Speaking at Kamuzu Palace recently, Mutharika said most countries that supply maize to Malawi have also been hit hard by El Nino powered drought.

“We rely on countries such as South Africa and Zambia for maize when we are in short supply but these countries have also been hit by the drought so we have to go outside Africa, we will go as far as Mexico,” he said when Public Affairs Committee (PAC) officials told the President to do something on the impending food shortages.

Mutharika said the government is also encouraging winter cropping and that the Green Belt Initiative will take off soon to ensure food security for the starving nation.

He said agriculture minister George Chaponda is expected to launch a major irrigation scheme in the Lower Shire which will help Malawi realize enough food for the people of Nsanje and Chikhwawa and beyond.

Mutharika reiterated no one died of hunger at the height of food shortages this year describing leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera as an irresponsible leader for “forcing” members of parliament stand up in Parliament and observe a minute silence in remembrance of those who died of hunger.

“I have reports from ministry of Health, police and the intelligence. They all say no one died of hunger,” said Mutharika, quashing reports one person in Mzimba and two boys in Dedza died of hunger.

He said Admarc has already started stocking maize in its warehouses to avert critical food shortages.

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Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
5 months 2 days ago
I think people are now beginning to see Chakwera’s authentic colours.Malawians,we must not allow pseudo leaders to drive us like a wrecked truck hence,our unending miseries.Since independence Malawians have been ruled by all sorts of leaders,from tyrants to thieves,tribalists,kleptocrats,fake Malawians and so on.I have with mixed feelings when some of the Northerners say they support the high priest because he is married to a Tumbuka woman,what a misleading conclusions? When the waves of the multi-party swept Malawi in 90s,after careful assessment of the political trends,I decided there and then to support the UDF led by a Southerner Bakili Muluzi.Some of… Read more »
John Phiri
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John Phiri
5 months 3 days ago

A poor man`s life is in the hands of the Creator the same as a kings life. You can run but you can`t hide. The lies you are churning out will come to haunt you.

Bwinotu,''BWITU''
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Bwinotu,''BWITU''
5 months 3 days ago
Peter,If you remeber very well Joyce used to say that bwana(Bingu)told me to dream in colour. I know she never understood him even after he died. Am alfred, you are not Bingu and you will never be Bingu m’mimba ndi mchipala and I guess you learnt very little from that son of Malawi(RIP) Just like many other stodges (arround u today). If not careful there is nothing we will remeber u for. On maize You should rather change the three cobs of maize on the DPP clad (uniforms, chitenje and and flags) replace them with Zitsononkho if you will not… Read more »
kodi
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kodi
5 months 3 days ago

Finye wina ndi uyu 41 pa Nyasa times, kaya anamuuza ndani zo panga comment apa kaya?
kikikkkkkkkkk!!!!!

Nixon mzakwacha
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Nixon mzakwacha
5 months 3 days ago

Charo mbanthu.

Nixon mzakwacha
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Nixon mzakwacha
5 months 3 days ago

Inuyo mumakhuta koma amalawi ambiri akugona ndi njala.Zitukuko zina kapena zonse siyani mulimbane ndi kuthesa njala.How can a hungry person concetrate on development projects?Peter,make sure there is maize in admarc.Vinyakhe upulikengeko.2 years mwakhala ku sanjika koma mwanyela kale,mwanunkha ngati mwathako 5years?inde,ngati muziko mulibe maize,it means that,k!K!K!Be careful.Ok?

Nixon mzakwacha
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Nixon mzakwacha
5 months 4 days ago

Achakwela ngati muli ndi brain,find donors,buy maize to feed hungry malawians.Kwawo kwa mkazi wako ku rumphi,luvili(bolero)kuli njala yikulu iweyo mkweni wachitapo vichi?Kakweni iwe,mbwenu kulimbana waka na peter.Leave him,its his time.Ur time will come if u can pray and play ur cards well,otherwise,peter will again fight u come 2019.Dont just talk on maize,act,so that people eat.Wapulika mkweni?Mzakwacha,pretoria +27724922299.Yeo.

Nixon mzakwacha
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Nixon mzakwacha
5 months 4 days ago

DONT PLIZ IMPORT MAIZE FROM MEXICO.WE HAVE RIVERS,VALLEYS ALL OVER MALAWI.BUY IRRIGATION EQUIPMENTS.A CHAPONDA,MUTHANDIZENI APM KUGANIZA.MPAKA MAIZE FROM MEXICO?SHAME ON U.THINK WISELY!.MIND U,U ARE A PRESIDENT TO A HUNGRY MALAWI.WASH OUT APM,I LIKE U BUT THINGS ARE NOT WELL in your malawi,Ok?Mzakwacha Nixon>pretoria.+27724922299.

ndebvuzamwayi
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ndebvuzamwayi
5 months 4 days ago

My reply to 37 is that he does not know the IQ of Rev. Chingota. For your information, he is one of the educated and also with high iq better than your cargo at state house.

Sailota
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Sailota
5 months 4 days ago

May anyone at his own knowledge say who is irresponsible between Chakwela and Muthalika. What about clueless? inept? Senseless? Headless hicken?

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