Prophet Bushiri should help drought–hit Malawi with maize: Have your say

Some Malawian  ‘movers and shakers’ have  said  government should remove all obstacles  for Prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) to continue his  charity initiative under ‘Prophetic Channel Aid’  as drought his nation has been declared a national disaster.

Bushiri carrying maize for distribution

Bushiri carrying maize for distribution

President Peter Mutharika declared a state of national disaster due to food shortages caused by a severe drought in the southern part of the country.

“The projected drop in maize harvest is estimated at 12% from last year’s output,” Mutharika said.

“More people will be food insecure and will require humanitarian relief assistance for the whole of the 2016/17 consumption year,” he added.

Economists Association of Malawi (Ecama) president Henry Kachaje took it on social media to say the appeal for help should also be extended to Bushiri who suspended his program of  distributing bags of maize  -a staple-food  in the nation – to thousands following political pressure.

Kachaje wrote on Facebook: “ Kapenatu tingomupempha uyu amati ‘Major 1’ atithandize kupeza chimanga chokhacho abale… zativuta izi… State of National Disaster… because next will be revising projected GDP growth further and further downwards… chakuma 0.3% or there about (Malawi is better off to seek help from Prophet Bushiri – fondly called Major 1 – to help with his maize distribution with the national disaster because next will be revising projected GDP growth further and further downwards around 0.3% or there about).

A law scholar Sunduzwayo Madise also posted on Facebook that it would be prudent to have Bushiri donate his maize.

“A few months ago when the alarm of food shortage was raised, apologists were quick to say we had enough food in ADMARC Depots and at the Strategic Grain Reserves. When Bushiri tried to distribute maize, he was stopped from distributing food to hungry and needy Malawians.

“Whatever your views on him, Bushiri is a Malawian and he evidently has more than change to spare
Today the President is asking the international community for food aid. Where are the apologists that were telling us we had enough food? And where is/are the ‘wise’ one(s) that stopped Bushiri doing what the President is now asking for? Or should the food aid only come from non-Malawians?” Madise wrote.

Bushiri had complained that he was facing obstacles from Malawi government in his maize distribution and wrote a strong worded letter to President Peter Mutharika protesting.

The ‘Major 1’ told Nyasa Times that he remains committed to continue assisting the poor through his charity initiative.

There has  also been calls by Members of Parliament in the National Assembly, asking the millionaire celebrity preacher to keep helping the starving citizens as hunger bites hard, mostly to the poor.

About 2.8 million Malawians – nearly 20% of the population – face food insecurity, making the country one of the worst hit in southern and eastern Africa, where the current drought affects 50 million people, according to UN figures.

Malawi was hit by a drought linked with climate change last year, when flooding also hit its southern region. A new drought caused by the climatic phenomenon El Nino is now ravaging the country.

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troy
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troy
5 months 8 days ago

he is a true man of God wish many Prophets can do the same. whatever he have he shares with the poor . so journalists should stop writing rubbish about him to sell news papers, discouraging. i just love this of God and wish him many many more years.l lets search deep in our hearts to give those in need. some of those you criticize him cant even feed a dog.

Keepsy
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Keepsy
5 months 11 days ago

Let him do charity work,

wateleka
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wateleka
5 months 11 days ago

let the major one help some of you politicians have but you cant share shame on you.

wateleka
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wateleka
5 months 11 days ago

Let major 1 share us with what he has enawa ali nazo zochuluka but fail to help. Awa a ndalewa asatisokoselepo apa coz what we need is food for the hungry man not their cloth.

Peter must fall
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Peter must fall
5 months 11 days ago

BUNCH OF LOOSERS. We can see that nobody knows what is right and nobody knows what is wrong!!!!

Robson Shephard Mwambira
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5 months 11 days ago

Let Bushiri do the work of God.Politicians you are very stubborn.Pack up and go to hell.

george
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5 months 11 days ago

Nthawi ya campain ili kutali, mmsiieni mwana agwire ntchito za chifundo, kuthandiza anthu osowa, a Malawi anzanga njiri beanjiii!!

Kadakwiza
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Kadakwiza
5 months 12 days ago

If Prophet Bushiri want to help, let him do so.

MERCY NYEMBEZI
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MERCY NYEMBEZI
5 months 12 days ago
THIS MAN IS VERY HUMBLE. MAN OF GOD SERVANT LEADERSHIP CARRYING BAGS OF MAIZE FLOUR ALONE ;NO GLOVES ; NO DUST COAT;NO BOOTS WHICH SUPERRICH MAN CAN DO THIS ??? WE SO MANY SUPERRICH PEOPLE HERE IN MALAWI INCLUDING THESE AMWENYE BUT THEY CANT DO THIS;WHY ???? THEY PUT THEMSELVES ON ON HIGHER LEVEL WHERE NOBODY CAN REACH BUT GOD DOESNT NEED THAT HE WILL BRING THEM DOWN COZ SILVER OR GOLD ARE GODS.
jimmy
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jimmy
5 months 12 days ago

Apatu nkhani yake ndi”Mbewa zikata anona ndi Swiswiri” akakhala andalewa amangofuna kuoneka mamulumuzana koma asali choncho. Uyu munthu wa Mphambe-yu adadziwa kale kuti chilala Chikhalako nchakani adayamba. Kuthandiza koma anthu ena asatanic nkumamukokakoka kut athandize anthu osowa. Kod pamenepa Wa satanic di ndani pakat pa wothandiza ndi yemwe akufuna anthu azizunzika. Musaone ngat mwina Bushiri-yu azakulandandi dera lanu kut aimile u MP ai. Uyu siwandale.

Kwake nkukwanisa malemba kuti ngat uli nazo ziwiri, umugaileko mzako. Musiyeni achite Ntchito zake za chifundo ndipo NTCHITO ZA UZIMU WAKE, ZIMUCHITILE UMBONI. Osati enanu a zanga zili pa Phiri.

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