MCP parliamentarian bemoans selective relief items distribution

The opposition Member of Parliament for Lilongwe Mpenu constituency, Makala Ngozo has taken a swipe at Department of Disaster Management Affairs for what he termed as ‘unequal distribution of relief items’ to people affected by floods that have rendered many Malawians homeless in the country.

NONM project officer Mrs Harriet Chiomba handover the relief items.

NONM project officer Mrs Harriet Chiomba handover the relief items.

Ngozo who represents the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) in the national assembly, made the accusation at a  function when members of the National Organization of Nurses and Midwives (NONM) were donating relief items worth about K8 million to 58 families affected by ‘thunderstorms’ in the area of Traditional Authority Mazengera.

the legislator said it was sad that government has been channeling most of the relief items to southern region disregarding those in the central part of the country.

“We are neglected people here.  We always see people from Nsanje and Chikwawa on the Television receiving donation but nothing of such relief items distribution exercise is done here. I am very grateful to NONM for being the only organization that has so far assisted people of my area,” he said.

NOMN Project Officer Harriet Chiomba said the organization decided to go with the relief items to the district after learning from the District Commissioner’s office that Mazengera area was also affected by the disaster.

Chiomba said nurses solicited the donations from Norwegian Nurses amounting to K5 million and Malawi nurses raised K3 million. The relief items included maize flour, cooking oil, sugar, beans, and clothes.

In his remarks Traditional Authority Mazengera commended NONM for the relief items which he said will help lessen people’s suffering in the area.

NONM has since reached 58 families in Mphalombe, 60 families in Chilomoni, Blantyre, 60 families in Mangochi, and 60 families at Khombedza in Salima district.

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23 thoughts on “MCP parliamentarian bemoans selective relief items distribution”

  1. matin Saidi says:

    Stupid politics go to hell with you so called mp,hw you compare that south and central

  2. Joseph Banda says:

    IWE NGOZO NDIWE MFITI. Can you compare the magnitude of destruction in Nsanje with what you are talking about in Mazengera. God should forgive you. If Mazengera was that but why YOUR CHEWA GROUPING UNDER KANYAMA PHIRI WENT ALL THE WAY TO CHIKHWAWA/NSANJE TO DONATE? I guess Kanyama and other well bred Chewas realized how bad things were/are in the South. DO NOT PLAY YOUR DIRTY AND STUPID POLITICS HERE.

  3. APPRECIATION NONM, DO MORE IN THE FUTURE ,ALSO REACH THE NORTH =KARONGA.

    SOLIDARITY

  4. Yankho says:

    MCP MP’s you are a disgrace, I voted for MCP and I will do the same come 2019. Some MP’s need to be given a chop from the party. They know that if they stand on MCP ticket and that the constituency is in central region they will win. How can one MCP MP be drinking at Culture club in Chigwirizano with local mahule from Biwi. Inu abale akazi onse aja ali ku Parliament osakwatiwa osapezako modzi. I hated that day mpaka kumavina ndombolo ndi mahule. Kaya zanu izo anthu a ku Lilongwe anyau unu. Ife anthu ma MP a ku Dedza onse a Tambala za chamba ngati zimenezo sangapange. Look at the likes of Juliana Lunguzi, Chiwere, Mlombwa, Chinkhondo. Very decent MP’s and 2019 ndi Chakwera wa Boma. Inu mukamanyenga mahule awamba nanga ife omwe tinakuvoterani tichinda ndani. MP kumwa special ngati ma Ciders kulibe. Ngati mukumwa special muli MP, nanga anthu akakuchotsani mumwa chiani, ndiye chibuku kapena ma rider. Shame on MP’s from my party.

  5. maframes says:

    Please let politics aside on this issue, this is tragically moment. you don’t have to confuse people by mere political statements. Mr MP?

  6. Obey GOD says:

    Anthu aku south kumene mkuti avutikisisako bwanji sachokako chaka chili chose amakumana ndi ma flood koma ali komweko nyee, Inu simkukuziwa kuti anthuwo anapeza popezera ma blanket moti sagula zofunda nchifukwa chake amakanilira kumeneko coz akuziwa kuti chaka chili chonse amalandila zakudya ndi zovala zofunda zaulele. Achokeko kumaziko koma amakana ali ndi cholinga ine ndinamumva wina akunena kuti kodi chaka chino mvula ikapanda kusefukira ndiye tisowa zakudya ndi zofunda, ndiye osamawamvera chisoni kwambiri ndizofuna , kaya ndi flood kaya mphepo onse ndi mavuto palibe kusiyana.

  7. Kanyimbi says:

    Please know the difference between a flood and a thunderstorm. Taking relief items for flood hit areas to thunderstorm areas is very wrong. Moreover I doubt if thunderstorm can affect 58 families. Is it thunderstorm or hailstorm?

  8. Pwiyapwiya says:

    stupid thinking hv u been to nsanje chikwawa and phalombe to see hw pipo are surviving????.U mean kugwa khoma la toilet malawi should be shaken.So called mp kkkkkk……mbuzi ya mp.iweyo ngati ukuwona kuti kwanuko sakuthandizidwa what r u doing urself????.

  9. Israel2013 says:

    Bolako inu aku central if kuno ku north ndiye ayi ndithu.

  10. Chimwemwe says:

    With all due respect to MP Ngozo, floods affected the southern region most. I appreciate that other parts were also affected but at a much smaller scale compared to the south. Therefore the response level in my view has to tally with the scale of the effect. The problem we have is looking at Malawi as tiny pieces of separate land instead of seeing it and one whole thing. Outside Malawi they report that “Malawi” has been hit by floods which is the correct way of looking at it. But that’s only my view.

  11. kho kasote says:

    Dpp have turned all this into politics, anthu ozikonda awa.

  12. abwana ndi wadotolo mulungu akuchitileni zazikulu says:

    Comment mabwana ndima dotolo mulungu akupambanitseni

  13. Mbola says:

    Koyamba kunva the name of Malaka Ngozo, is this an MP or Councillor?

  14. Angozo says:

    Comment; MP Ngozo is wrong, it is not government which is distributing relief items in Nsanje and Chikhwawa but different groups and they are doing this due to gravity of disaster i the areas,.

  15. chicco says:

    thumbs up to NONM

  16. Namulukunuwa says:

    Mp opusa iwe kwa basi Chikwera went to Nsanje and distributed relief items he saw the need of the people there osati kwanuko imeneyo ndi job yako basi umakhala mtauninso Ndipo

  17. chris says:

    Very true and I observed the same

  18. chie says:

    Abale chilichonse tisamangolowetsa ndale. Kodi a kongilesi munatani. Momwe anthu avutikira Ku nsanje simungayerekeze ndi Ku Lilongwe. Tikudziwa zomwe mukufuna.

  19. Howard Kachipanda says:

    Olemekezeka O Makala Ngozo, bvuto ndi ifeyo atsogolerife. Timakhala duu zinthu zikamaonongeka nkumazisekerera osadzudzulapo kapena kulankhulapo. Kodi a NOMN akadapanda kubweretsa thandizoli mkadalankhula inu? Zinazi tisamangoti boma lukondera pamene ndinu atsogoleli mupereka mpata kuti kukonderako kuzichitikadi. If you are able as legislators to champion some issues in Parliament, izizi bwa?

  20. AMUNA says:

    This is a a govt w/c blv in biasness.There r many areas which hav bn affected by rains but no aid has reached some, ok y

  21. bruce munthali says:

    Comment That is the way malawians behave. hailstorm destroyed crops here in nthalire and ulambia nnom is queit and not even one org is thinki6mg about it.

  22. WANDANI says:

    MORE VOTES,MORE DISASTERS,MORE FOOD, MORE PROBLEMS N MORE EVERYTHING! A CURSE A BLESSING?

  23. Njolinjo says:

    Keep it up NOAM.

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