DPP veep Msaka donates maize to Machinga Likwenu

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Bright Msaka , who is also ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  vice-president for the Eastern Region, gave people of Machinga Likwenu a New Year treat when he distributed 1 500 bags of maize to households that are currently food insecure.

Msaka, who comes from the area, said he was concerned with the plight of the affected people.

He, therefore, distributed 1 000 bags of maize each weighing 25 kilogrammes (kg) to people gathered at Nathendo Primary School and 500 bags to those that gathered at Bisa Primary School.

Msaka assured the people that government will ensure provision of relief food.

Most Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) markets in Machinga have had maize in stock for the past three weeks.

Traditional Authority (T/A) Sitola and acting T/A Nkula commended Msaka for his gesture which they said has come at a time when most households in their areas did not have food.

One of the recipients, Joyce Edison, also commended Msaka for the gesture, saying the food will make a different.

She said most affected families harvested maize that only lasted three months.

Most households that received the food relief attributed their poor harvest to waterlogged gardens and lack of farm inputs.

Msaka also distributed Likuni Phala to 500 children in hunger affected households.

Machinga is one of the 15 districts declared a disaster area after heavy rains destroyed crops, property and cost peoples’ lives during the last rainy season.

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Mgeme
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Mgeme
8 months 21 days ago

@Becks # 12 Msaka is going to replace Chilima as VP but if something shuld happen to Bwampini he is the one who will stand for President. Look and watch … why do you think he was moved from Lands to Energy. A Malawi muzionela patali zinthuzi

wadela
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wadela
8 months 21 days ago

Tiye uzigawa choncho umu funse Bj Mpinganjira za Mj Central thawi ya campaign ….awo ndi a Malawi sa ma kana chinthu !!!! Uzachikumbukira chimanga chimenecho. …

Kenkkk
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Kenkkk
8 months 22 days ago

While the gesture is commendable, there are still hard questions to answer. Is this the same maize which is missing from Admarc? How was he allowed to buy more than 10kg? Where did he get the maize?

If he bought them size from Admar, then this confirms that it is actually the dpp officials that are confusing things at Admarc as already reported. They want to be seen to be more humane than other politicians while Malawians queue eternally for the same maize from the same admarc.

Using maize for politics. Disgraceful if the above is true.

Mr. B
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Mr. B
8 months 22 days ago

Coleagues ,it is very unfair not to appreciate a gift. People who do not deserve had not avail themselves. Msaka had shown his feelings towards people of his constituency so it is recommended for him to contribute maize to the needy. I do also urge some cabinet ministers to follow suit. Soya I kukumbana a Malawi tons eve ndi anthu amodzi za ku Zombazo mukudziwa ndinu koma Iowa ndi mzika ya Malawi. Mwatumidwa inuyo koma sizitheka.

Jamison Chagwa Lungu
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Jamison Chagwa Lungu
8 months 22 days ago

Ndowa (ya chimanga) ndi ndowe, words that rhyme. I am ashamed to call Machinga my second home after my mother. Anyway, njala imakusandusa chisilu. Talandila bwana zikomo.

vavlov
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vavlov
8 months 22 days ago

Msaka is a great man but giving hungry people 25kg of maize is way too insufficient, tantamount to window dressing and cheap strategy of buying poor people’s favour. However as a new year’s gift its ok, and should be referred to as such

fisi
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fisi
8 months 22 days ago

Excellent job

chimwene
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chimwene
8 months 22 days ago

Dr Chaponda, the most educated politician in Malawi! Mbwiye we will vote for you!

zimkambani
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zimkambani
8 months 22 days ago

What is the sustainability plan? 25kg will not last for even a month. When are our people going to get the next consignment? I learnt from Mgabe in Zimbabwe when such a thing happened there would be a hatch plan where the people who are victims of such would continue to receive for 3 months until they harvest their own. Only one time is a mockery to our people

levelheaded
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8 months 22 days ago

That’s the way to go sir. Chala m’mwamba!

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