Egypt feed starving Malawians, donates K20mil towards hunger crisis

The Arab Republic of Egypt Tuesday donated a cheque worth MK20 Million to Malawi government as part of its contribution to the food crisis facing the country.

Minister of Finance and Economic planning  Goodall Gondwe , Ambassodor of Egypt to Malawi Maher Adel El-Adawy (C) and his Deputy present during Cheque presentation at the (C) Stanley Makuti

Minister of Finance and Economic planning Goodall Gondwe , Ambassodor of Egypt to Malawi Maher Adel El-Adawy (C) and his Deputy present during Cheque presentation at the (C) Stanley Makuti

Minister of Finance and Economic planning  Goodall Gondwe shakes hands with Ambassodor of Egypt to Malawi Maher Adel El-Adawy (C) Stanley Makuti

Minister of Finance and Economic planning Goodall Gondwe shakes hands with Ambassodor of Egypt to Malawi Maher Adel El-Adawy (C) Stanley Makuti

Speaking during a cheque presentation ceremony in Lilongwe, Egyptian Ambassador to Malawi, Maher Adel El-Adawy said   the food crisis facing the country is worrisome and that support from friends is highly required.

Adel El-Adawy said, despite that Egypt is an African country facing almost similar challenges,  it felt compelled to assist Malawians in need of food.

“We deemed it necessary to respond to the President’s appeal for food support. This is our second part of the three donations we promised to make to the country,” the Ambassador explained.

He added, “next week we will be making another donation, but this time, it will be in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP)”

The Ambassador also said Egypt is now in the United Nation Security Council as well as in the peace and Security Council of the African Union the positions that qualify her to help countries that are passing through critical situations.

The Ambassador then appealed to other countries to join hands and help Malawi alleviate the hunger situation.

“The MK20 Million is not enough but we have done so to demonstrate to other countries that it is possible to help with the very little resources at our disposal. We therefore expect other countries to come in and assist,” he said.

Minister of Finance, Goodal Gondwe commended the Egyptian Government for the support which he said will save lives of million people.

Gondwe said unlike earlier announced that only 1 million people would be affected by hunger, the figures have now risen, a situation he described to be tricky and could not be handled by the Malawi government alone.

“This is the first time in the history of independence, for our country to experience, the dry spell, floods and decrease in maize production, “explained Gondwe.

He added, “We would like to salute the Egyptian Government for the support.”

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Ben
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Ben
7 months 19 days ago

K20Ml? thats some small change that a country woudnt depend as a donation from a Country. This is not enough for the people managing it to steal it(the money)

the national team just got a coach a car worthy K5Mil.

Zuka Malawi. You are a country not a district. Just checked on the news here that Blantyre City got Over 1Bln to maintain the roads.

Does the Government know how to allocate its money?

Zuka Malawi, Zuka Malawi

golo
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golo
7 months 20 days ago

This also confirms that as a country we are not thinking ahead.How on earth should we depend on others to feed us after 50 years or so of independence? However I still commend Egypt for the good gesture-at least they care for starving citizens….we have some rich people who can contribute something to the cause of our starving bothers and sisters in this country and it seems they don’t care.

Henz
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Henz
7 months 20 days ago

This is where l dont understand some of our economic policies, Egypt is at war and yet it is able to assist a peaceful country ,full of natural resources Goodall and company what are you doing?

Patriot
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Patriot
7 months 20 days ago

EGYPT YOU GOOFED.
DON’T GIVE MONEY TO THIS GOUVERNMENT OF CROOKS.
SEE NOW THEY WANT TO USE THAT MONEY TO ELEVATE SOME CHIEF IN THYOLO.
THIS GOUVERNMENT WILL NOT BUY ANY MAIZE, WALAYI.

baba simeon
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baba simeon
7 months 20 days ago

If Mursi was ruling Egypt, Malawi would have beneffietd alot.

Funzo
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Funzo
7 months 20 days ago

I wonder who will benefit from this money? Did Egypt put accounting systems in place?

Nzika
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Nzika
7 months 20 days ago

Koma guys, this is Mockery to GOD…. I now believe it is almost impossible for a rich man to inherit the Kingdom of Heaven, if Malawi government is that broke then we have some Politicians who are richer than Malawi Govt, Mesa our President has US$1.8M In his personal bank account? If only he can donate US$100,000 thats a whooping MK71,000,000……… do we surely need foreign govt to give starving Malawian MK20,000,000 when our President you have over MK1.2 Billion in your Bank account? I find it very confusing and suspicious if our politicians are humans….

judah
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7 months 20 days ago

only 20 shaaaa! one pocket will manage to eat this timadya 577 ife

mymalawi
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mymalawi
7 months 20 days ago

Koma that headline

Nkalapwaga
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Nkalapwaga
7 months 20 days ago

Shukraan Ambassodor El-Adawy but this is not the first time in the history of Malawi to experience drought and flash floods after we attained independence.Mdalayu ndi mchonadi eti.

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