Malawi ready to face El Nino – Govt

Government is assuring Malawians that it is more than prepared to deal with El Nino effects.

Mphande: We are ready to deal with El Nino effects

Mphande: We are ready to deal with El Nino effects

Jeremiah Mphande, spokesperson for the department of Disaster and Preparedness said in an interview that the government has sound policies that can deal with any disaster including El Nino.

“Whether there is El Nino or not we will always be on alert, we are more than prepared,” he said,

Unicef has issued an alert which shows that.

Malawi, Ethiopia, Somalia and Zimbabwe will worst be hit by El Nino that will cause flooding and drought and its side effects like diseases and malnutrition.

About 11 million children will be affected in the four countries according to Unicef.

Mphande said Malawians should not panic.

Leader of oppossition in parliament Lazarus Chakwera said there was need for government to come out and tell Malawians how prepared it is on El Nino.

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Funzo
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There is a SERIOUS error in this report. The sentence ‘UNICEF has issued an alert which shows that.’ should run on to the next sentence and so make out that Malawi et al are at risk rather than that UNICEF agrees that Malawi is prepared!

ALFRED KACHINGWE
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You can never be perfect in disaster preparedness. You can just do to a certain extent.

wa NOMA ndi MCP
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God have mercy on us,pakuti chilichonse mumachidziwa ndinu,mukhululukireni uyu akuti wakonzeka kuthana ndi El Nino chifukwa sakudziwa chomwe akuchita

Favoured Naphiri
Guest

Ambuye Musatisiye Tokha Timenyereni Nkhondo Imeneyi

choncho
Guest

this is stupidity. By the way, what does this department do apart from milking tax payers and enriching themselves while they fart on their chairs. People are still in tents and others are still suffering bcoz this peter mutharika is not prepared for anything. He knew there was going to be hunger but he chose not to be prepared. And this stupid man comes on nyasatimes to say he is prepared? Please dont play with peoples lives you stupid fools

Concerened Malawian
Guest

You must be kidding me! You are prepared??? We still have people living in tents (eg from Chilobwe) after being displaced by the floods in the previous rainy season and the government mpaka pano has not assisted them with a reliable strategy …………. Should we really believe that if we are to have floods again the Malawi government will sort out the victims efficiently?? Maybe Nyasatimes mwangomuyika munthuyu mawu mkamwa. I can’t believe someone in his right mind can shamelessly say what you say kuti this man has said.

El Nino
Guest

Where is the evidence you fool? Government has no money at least tell people what to do at individual level.

Never Ending Food
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What preparations have been put in place? Have we diversified our cropping systems with drought-tolerant as well as water-loving species? Have we implemented widespread agroforestry and well-supervised reforestation programmes? Have we encouraged each and every household to harvest, store, and manage water? Have we worked to heal the nation’s soil so that every raindrop is absorbed and not allowed to run off? Have we encouraged the planting of deep-rooted and perennial tree crops which are extremely resilient to the effects of climate change? Have we begun to promote the wide-scale mulching of fields to help hold water during seasonal gaps… Read more »
jimbo
Guest

So the country is well prepared for El Nino! How is it prepared? What preparations have been or are being made? We need details here. Just saying ‘We are prepared’ means nothing. Typical of the DPP, generalities but no substantive details.

Mymalawi
Guest

Hahaha!! Mr. Jerex Mphande!! I quote ” government is very prepared, we are prepared, we are very ready for el nino, ” kkk man, this is the most shallow answer of the century. We need to hear well outlined strategies that government has put in place, not just we are prepared….this is not a visit to your mother inlaw or ndata farm!! Useless talking.

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