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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41 thoughts on “Prophet Bushiri should help drought–hit Malawi with maize: Have your say”

  1. troy says:

    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.

  2. Keepsy says:

    Let him do charity work,

  3. wateleka says:

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

  4. wateleka says:

    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.

  5. Peter must fall says:

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

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

  7. george says:

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

  8. Kadakwiza says:

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

  9. MERCY NYEMBEZI says:

    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.

  10. jimmy says:

    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.

  11. Kanthiti Mzandu says:

    Bushiri asagawe chimanga chifukwa tili ndi chambiri mdziko muno Jumbe anatero amene ali ndinjala apite kwa Jumbe

  12. Alfred says:

    Yes let not only him Major 1 but also other stakeholders should assist through the disaster committee headed by Vice president Saulos K. Chilima let us be patriotic and work together as one nation when we are in times of crisis like these.

  13. Private detective says:

    The media even makes mistake prophets bushuri, major 1 dont come and continue with your charity work people dont have respect here let them decampaign themselves and see the result 2019.

  14. Phiri says:

    DiPHiPHi singavomere zimenezo

  15. zingalumephulamtenga says:

    Mwala okanidwa unakhaladi wapangodya nyengo ina, ndaonera pa Bushiri vs Malawians. On the other hand mkuona Essau akugulitsa ukulu wake chifukwa cha umphawi ndi njala, ndizoona kuti matsiku otsiriza anthu adzakhala okonda ndalama okhala ndimaonekedwe a chipembezo koma mphamvu yake ya mzimu alibe, ayi ndithu lekani natsongole ndi tirigu zikulire limodzi tizakumana pakututa. Beware Bushiri palinso mimbulu pakati pa nkhosa zikukhamukira m’khola mwako..very microscopic to see them at a distance zikufuna ndalama osati chipulumutso

  16. Bongololo says:

    Quite funny how “kupempha” is the first thing people (politicians, and the hoi poloi) think to do when hard times strike. How about making preparations during good times, to fix the “hunger” issue once and for all! Why is it, that while we’re gifted with the massive body of water known as Lake Malawi, plus the numerous rivers that snake through fertile country, we still rely on sketchy, flaky-rain? If this was about buying brand new vehicles for those do-nothing, idiotic cabinet ministers, nothing would have stood in the way to make that happen! But when it comes to preparing for a better tomorrow, nobody even wants to talk about it. Anthu opangitsa manyazi inu! Vindere vyakufikapo!

  17. Muntharika should swallow his pride for the sake of hungry Malawians, this dpp gvt is trash Peter yo yekha akuti palibe wafa ndinjala eeeh Admarc yilindichimanga chokwanila yekha akupempha thandizo koma this guy I think he is clueless and just a puppet

  18. Joe says:

    The best way is to ask bushiri for help. Majelasi anuyo mukuzumzisa anthu osalakwa.musiyen atithandize ndife anthu afuko lake.

  19. Kanyini says:

    major major major 1 aliponso wina.Achewa vindere vyakufikapo. Nzeru kumatako. Very stupid ntchewe pamupisi gwa

  20. Wise one says:

    We don’t want a person who want to gain fame for future boost of his political ambition, he could’ve just doing it without people knowing being the man of God as he pretends kapena nanu akukupasani kanganyase kuti you should convince many to support his mission no! we can not allow that kind of thing to happen in Malawi. What kind of person who want to take advantage of suffering of many to encamp them
    Go back to hell!

  21. NAVITCHA says:

    I PERSONALLY FEEL SORRY;ASHAMED
    AND HUMBLED BY ALL ACTIONS
    BY THIS MAN OF GOD.

    ALOT IS/HAS BEEN SAID
    WRONGFUL ABOUT HIM
    BUT HAS NEVER STOPPED
    HELPING OUR BROTHERS AND
    SISTERS IN NEED.

    THE GUY IS SMALL IN
    SIZE BUT HAS BIG BIG
    TALENTS WHICH EVEN
    FOREIGNERS HAVE NOTICED.

  22. Louis Gobede says:

    Palibe nkhani apa

  23. kenkkk says:

    Only selfish, unpatriotic, heartless and power-hungry leadership can refuse bushiri’s resumption of maize donations and distributions to the many suffering hungry poor Malawians.

    Bushiri is Malawian and we don’t want any govt strings attached to his maize donations.

  24. Bodies says:

    If it is taxpayers money stolen by JB during cashgate then it has to come back to reach poor Malawians through JB maize distribution. If it is from the proceeds of jet sale by JB then it has come back through maize.

  25. Mzika says:

    Kulibwino kufa ndi njala than kulandira zamagazi

  26. Gwanda chakwada says:

    Lero nde mwamfuna bushiri?muwuzeni petuloyo

  27. Namasina says:

    Bushiri yemweyo major 1 kuti wawawa.

  28. john phiri says:

    Iwe Kachaje ndi mzako Madise mukufuna kulanda boma. Anyone can donate but not Bushiri ayamba kutilanda boma 2019. Kulibwino anthu afe ndi njala kusiyana nkuti Bushiri athandidze. Funny indeed, the needy will suffer while the cowards will survive because they have all they need and hope that come 2019 they will rule again. Seriously we need change of mentality, peoples lives should come before politics. We have the means but what about those poor and old???????????????????????????????? Come Bushiri and help your people whosoever says no may he meet untimely death.

  29. nachisale says:

    Bushiri and associates trying to get undue attention. Tinapumatu kumva za ma prophets. Kachaje and Madise are just confused commentators always trying to be in the limelight.

  30. KUKHALA says:

    PROPHET S. BUSHIRI SHOULD BE CONTACTED AND REQUESTED OR ENCOURAGED TO CONTINUE HELPING MALAWI WITH FOOD PLUS OTHERS AREAS WHICH CAN COVERED BY HIM. BUSHURI IS THE BEST OPTION SINCE HIS HELP IS IMMEDIATE WITHOUT CONDITIONS LIKE THE TRADITIONAL DONOR COMMUNITY.

  31. Man BK says:

    Amene akufuna kuwoda CHAMBA andiyimbire pa 0991790237 or just whatapp me on 0999184871. No need for SILLY reply, let’s do business.

  32. Davie says:

    We have the lake and shire river, go to Illovo and lend some fields caltvate it. in august you will harvest and feed people.

  33. Active Solder says:

    Malawi has highly educated fools who don’t know what they want.

  34. dpp_sapota says:

    bushuri ofuna landa boma

  35. The Analyst says:

    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    This is the greatest problem with helping poor people wearing poor minds . . .

    “If you help a man who is in trouble, he will remember you when he is in trouble again.” – Dictionary of Proverbs

    . . . So even Kachaje has become so obsessed with Bushiri that he thinks Bushiri has a tree that grows money and can harvest any amount, any time? Ha! People need to grow up!
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    You see . . .
    . . . If someone helped you at some point in time, it does not imply that they can help you again. Circumstances may have changed; or they may have other commitments – their pockets may simply be busy with something else. And Kachaje should be the first person to know about issues of budgets.
    . . . More so, even if circumstances are the same; their willingness or appetite to help you again, may not be the same.
    . . . It doesn’t make sense therefore, for people to persistently incommode others, just because they helped you at some point. Uku ndiko kuganiza mochedwa, mochepa, mopelewera ndi mosakwanira iai!
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    Ine nde while acknowledging that Bushiri faced some challenges in his food-distribution exercise, I always find it hard to believe that he suspended and failed to resume the whole programme becasue of the said obstacles.
    . . . He exhausted his budget! That’s all. And we people need to accept that and move on.

    Furthermore, a country just cant wake up and start begging from indididuals no matter how able.
    . . . What if it is found that the money is laundered or stolen or something? Coz truth be told; zomwe amachita akuluwa sizidziwika bwinObwinO iai. And It’s very unwise kupempha zinthu zosadziwika bwinobwino iai.
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  36. Mlomwe says:

    It should not be only for Major 1 to help. It is the responsibility of all Malawians to support the people affected. Instead of Mr Kachaje referring to others he should himself also stand on the forefront to help. We are all Malawians we need to help each other

  37. MERCEDES says:

    MALAWIAN WE GOT LOTS OF JEALOUSY AMONG EACH OTHER WHAT IS THE REASON TO REFUSE BUSHIRI TO DONATE MAIZE HE BUYING THE MAIZE WITH HIS OWN MONEY AND HIS MONEY IS NOT FROM CASHGATE WE MUST BEHAVE LIKE WE MALAWIANS WE ARE EDUCATED PEOPLE AND CHRISTIAN PEOPLE IF SOMEONE GOT SOMETHING WHICH YOU DONT HAVE LETS TRY TO ACCEPT IT NOT TAKING BAD THINGS ABOUT THAT PEOPLE WHICH DONT HAVE PROOF THATS WHY OUR COUNTRY IS FAILING TO DEVELOP

  38. Chief says:

    We don’t mind whatever someone who belongs to a certain church say here the thing is that Malawi needs Bushils help if he is still capable of doing that. let’s lock up this political thing because if we talk about that it depends on someone’s interest of which even myself can have. Bushil should be given a chance to do so.

  39. Mo says:

    Obama chiumia Wawuzidwa koma? Pano mwamufuna,ku FAM bwa?

  40. chete says:

    THIS COUNTRY WILL NEVER DEVELOP BCOZ EVERYTHING IS POLITICIZED. THIS GOVT WOULD RATHER SEE PEOPLE STARVING TO DEATH WHILE THEY THEMSELVES ARE EATING AND YET BUSHIRI SAYS HE HAS HUGE MAIZE STOCKS TO DISTRICUTE TOMALAWIANS FREELY.

    OUR LEADERS ARE SICK. IF YOU DONT WANT BUSHIRI MAIZE, THYEN GIVE PEOPLE THE FOOD!!!!!!!

  41. Amwali says:

    Malawi will never develop and it will remain poor if people are this petty. How does a hungry person choose who should help him ? Stop thinking with your pockets and start using ur heads stupid leaders.

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