Opposition salutes DPP govt over systems to battle food shortage

Vocal opposition legislators have given rare applause to government for putting in place a vibrant system that would ensure every Malawian has a plateful food up to March next year, the next harvest season.

Felix Jumbe: We are very impressed, from what we have seen

Felix Jumbe: We are very impressed, from what we have seen

Chairman of the parliamentary Agriculture and Natural Resources Felix Jumbe said on Friday he was amazed to see well stocked National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) silos in Kanengo, Lilongwe contrary to the views the committee held before the surprise visit.

“We are very impressed, from what we have seen, people should not panic. They have enough food, this is rare,” said Jumbe.

This is a rare applause to the Peter Mutharika administration which had received severe criticism in parliament from Jumbe and other opposition Malawi Congress Party and Peoples Party backbenchers, in the way the government is handling the impending food crisis situation.

National Food Reserve Agency general manager Nasimuko Saukira said his organisation is despatching 1, 000 metric tonnes of maize per day or 24 trucks full of maize to all Admarc and other designated selling points.

He said there are 50000 metric tonnes in the silos, enough to take the country through to the next harvest season.

Saukira said the government instructed NFRA to distribute 27000 metric tonnes of maize to World Food Programme out of which 16000 metric tonnes has been given the last consignment will be given before the end of the month.

The World Food Programme is giving relief food to close to 3 million Malawians.

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Chiefdastownhall
Guest

Wow! What A Turning Point For Malawian Politics- Bravo Feli Umbatiimilira Umbatipangambo Lipulizenting’i. Osati Dzinyau Zinazi Ku Nsutsutsa Ndi Zeru Zomwe, Nkhwidzi,kaduka Ndi Nsanje. It Only Portray Lack Of Monitoring And Evaluation As A Follow-up Measure To National Issues. Another Angle Of The Spectrum, Might Be Raising Suspicion Over Opposition Rhetorical Rebuke To Govt. This Is In Accordance With What The Same Leaders Of Opposition How They Were Showering Hailstorm To Govt Over Understocked N.F.R.A Silos Without Feasibility Study Of The Situation. Okey, Thumb Up For Telling The Nation The Truth Over And Above Party Politiking.

Kanyimbi
Guest

My arithmetic tells me that 1,000 tonnes dispatched per day and the silos have 50,000 tonnes will result in the maize ending in early February which is a crucial month as far as hunger is concerned in Malawi.

Koma Kumeneko
Guest

He was paid to say this, anthu akuvutika ndi njala uku the plan can be good but implementation, tell us what is on the ground hon. Jumbe. Inu mukuti uyu amafunika kukhala leader of opposition mutengeni akakhale presedent ku chipani chanu cha DPP. Can you compare Jumbe or Njovu ndi Chakwera? Chakwera is in the category of Bingu, wa first term, Obama, Magufuli, Kagame You cant compare him with mare politicians like Jumbe or APM. Chakwera could have been the vice president when Bingu was president and take over from him malawi couldnt be the same by this time.

Manuel
Guest

Jumbe and Njobvuyalema have always been honest and objective opposition MPs. I often wonder why the latter wasn’t considered for the speaker’s post and why leader of opposition must be a party leader and not any genuinely capable MP(eg Jumbe) frm that largest opposition party?

John Semani
Guest

Chongu we are looking matured people like you Mr, keep it up we can’t go anywhere with criticism let’s make Malawi to be a better place to be

Alfred Minjo
Guest

Happy Nyirenda kuthyakula chizungu. They doesn’t…..tazingolembani m’chichewa basi.

chimwene
Guest

BOLA ASKUCHOSE CHIPANI. ZOONA UNGAYAMIKILE DPP POMWE AMZAKO AKUFUNAFUNA CHOMUNYOZERA DAILY. BECAREFUL, KABWILA NDI LUNGUZI AKUKUONA.

mwamwitu
Guest

This guy deserves to be a leader of opposition he is always frank.Not zinazi za chakwerankhwende

The Most Concerned
Guest

Let them talk while ife a DPP tikumenya smart games underground. Chakwera, Kabwira & Lunguzi will be caught unawares. This is the Government headed by a learned Professor.

chindaxi
Guest

Take the maize to the hospitals. Patients are starving…rather than just keeping it in silos

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