Malawi President receives 6,600 tonnes of Chinese rice

Malawi has received a donation of about 6,600 metric tons of Chinese rice in response to calls for emergency food assistance for 6.5 million starving Malawians.

President Peter Mutharika meets the Chinese Ambassodor to Malawi H.E Mr.Shi Ting Wang at Kamuzu Palace on Wednesday (C)Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika meets the Chinese Ambassodor to Malawi H.E Mr.Shi Ting Wang at Kamuzu Palace on Wednesday (C)Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika receives rice from the Chinese Ambassodor to Malawi H.E.Shing Ting Wang of the Republic of China at Kamuzu Palace on Thursday (C)Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika receives rice from the Chinese Ambassodor to Malawi H.E.Shing Ting Wang of the Republic of China at Kamuzu Palace on Thursday (C)Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika speaks during the handover ceremony of rice from China (C)Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika speaks during the handover ceremony of rice from China (C)Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika received the donation from   Chinese Ambassador to Malawi, Wang Shiting at Kamuzu Palace in the capital, Lilongwe on Thursday.

Mutharika said the donated rice would go a long way in supporting Malawians badly affected by hunger.

Wang said the Chinese government understood that people in Malawi were in dire need of food following poor rain patterns over the past growing season, hence the donation.

“The Chinese government has declared that China would offer emergency food assistance worth 7 billion Kwacha (about 9.4 milion U.S dollars),” said the ambassador.

Wang said that 2,000 tonnes of the rice had already arrived in Malawi, with the second and third shipments arriving in ten days’ time and before the end of the month respectively.

The Ambassador further said his government was very proud to be among the first development partners to deliver on the promise of food assistance but he appealed for more support from other partners.

Wang further said China had put agriculture cooperation as priority on China-Malawi relations and he pledged further support in agricultural projects in Malawi.

The Chinese support comes three weeks after the Acting UN Resident Coordinator and UNAIDS Country Director, Amakobe Sande, called upon development partners who had made food aid commitments to Malawi to honor their pledges in time for easy logistic arrangements.

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Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
1 month 22 days ago
Really,it is shameful for our country to rely on food handouts after 52 years of nationhood.Is it fair for Chinese government to give food to Malawi with a population of 16million people,while their government stands to feed 2 billion people? However,Malawians must not treat this as generosity,Chinese are not fools as Malawians are,the 6600 MT tones of rice to Malawi,is not without ramifications these people are not our uncles and at the end of the day,they are taking back to China gargantuan badly needed resources for our people mind you,there is nothing for nothing somewhere somehow we pay for it.For… Read more »
Lion Biko
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1 month 22 days ago

The politicians in malawi are control by out side forces(the jews, queen elizardbitch, pope francis, the homosexual obama) and are used to maintain the plunder and oppression of the hebrews(so called africans) and they need to be executed according to right-rulings of YAH The Mighty One of the children of isra’Yl(2 ShemuYAH 23:6-7)

Lion Biko
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1 month 22 days ago

Proverbs 28:16
A leader who lacks understanding is great oppressor but the hater of greed prolong his days.

Ecclesiasticus 29:21
The basic necessities of life is bread, water, clothing and a home with decent privacy

Proverbs 13:23
Much food is the tillable ground for the poor but for lack of right-rulings sweep it away.

True Patriot
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True Patriot
1 month 22 days ago

Very very shameful indeed. How can a country with fertile land, many rivers continue relying on help from outsiders. Do you mean Kamuzu went to the grave with all his ideas? The 52 years of independence has failed to produce brains Malawi’s economic woes. Food is a basic right and not a development issue. What is wrong with us. Can we deconstruct Malawi and start a new. Shame on us. No one to blame. All of us have contributed to this sad state of affairs.

Biz2016
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Biz2016
1 month 23 days ago

This is a shame, for how long will we continue to beg for food. This has got to stop. We have all the potential.

Patriot
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Patriot
1 month 24 days ago

Aren’t we ashamed of this? And then you will see these bags of rice being distributed at political rallies

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