The Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) has cautioned against politicizing the calamity Malawians are going due to the floods that has not spared any district in the country.
“CISANET hopes that as food will be distributed to the affected households, the people’s right to food will be respected in that food distribution will not be politicized and that the misfortunes of our brothers and sisters will not be an opportunity to make fortunes,” says National Director Tamani Nkhono-Mvula in the statement made available to Nyasa Times.
He has however commended the Malawi Government and other concerned organizations and individuals who have quickly moved in to the grave situation caused by the floods in a number of districts in the country.
“What the government has done to quickly acknowledging the grave situation caused by the floods in a number of districts in the country and declare a national state of disaster has not only raised the awareness about the crisis but also triggered the response from the donors and international community to come in and offer support,” said Nkhono-Mvula.
CISANET has learnt with great shock at the level of devastation that has already taken place especially in people’s gardens at this critical stage in the agriculture production cycle raising fears of hunger in most of the affected households.
The network has since pledged its support to the Government efforts already being done to alleviate the suffering that most rural communities are going through as a result of the floods.
Malawi is going through one of the toughest times in its history, whereby many households have been affected by floods countrywide which has also claimed lives of many people.
Other than the government, political leaders like main opposition Malawi Congress Party leader Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has come up with various aid.