Release maize to starving Malawians now- PAC

Delegates to the just ended Public Affairs Committee (PAC) summit have told the government to immediately release and distribute maize to starving Malawians.

Rev Chinota: PAC chairperson

Rev Chinota: PAC chairperson

The delegates said this after senior cabinet ministers told the conference the country had enough stocks of maize.

But the delegates, who sounded concern over the food shortage situation prevailing in the country, wondered why the government was still holding on to the maize whilst the masses are starving.

Minister of Information Jappie Mhango said the country has 50000 metric tonnes of maize in Admarc depot enough to feed the nation until the next harvest time scheduled in April this year.

Mhango said people should stop finger pointing at government over the state of the economy, saying the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration inherited a collapsing economy and is now fixing it.

He therefore asked Malawians to be patient.

The meeting also debated on the issue of handouts, with some strongly recommending that parliament should criminalise handouts whilst others were against it.

The ‘future of Malawi’ meeting noted that the country has retrogressed politically, economically and socially, saying this was manmade and can easily be reversed and fixed.

Meanwhile, PAC says all views expressed at the meeting, including calls for the resignation of President Peter Mutharika were solely of the delegates not of the body.

The body’s spokesperson Peter Mulomole said PAC board will soon meet to make resolutions and recommendations out of the conference minutes which would be the official stand of the quasi religious body.

“PAC has not spoken. PAC was just listening. We will be meeting very soon because these are urgent issues,” he said.

Meanwhile, Council for Non Governmental Organisations (Congoma) has called on Malawians to exert pressure on the leadership to demand for food.

In a statement, Congoma accuses Admarc and NFRA of incompetence. Government says the call is misplaced

 

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a Bokhi
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a Bokhi
7 months 11 days ago

How can we be patient when we r starving, hav no food? Poti inu zanu zinayera? Osamalankhura choncho. We need immediate help, we’ve been patient enough. Ngat chimangacho chilipo chitulutseni basi

NAVITCHA
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NAVITCHA
7 months 11 days ago
IF IT IS TRUE THAT THE GVT HAS MAIZE WHICH I DOUBT WHY CANT THEY TELL THE MPS TO GO AND COLLECT MAIZE. FROM DEPOTS OR SILOS SO THEY CAN DISTRIBUTE TO THEIR CONSTITUENTS ????? SO WHO IS WISER OR STUPIT BUSHIRI OR THE WHOLE GVT PLUS ITS ADVISERS ??? COMPARE AND CONTRAST (40 MARKS)
2016 welcome
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2016 welcome
7 months 11 days ago

This Mhango thing is worst thing happened to Malawi politics. The only thing that can instill sense in him is a live bullet in his head. But here is the tragedy his master seems to tolerate his incessant hogwash

HPB
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HPB
7 months 12 days ago

That is the way to go! Civil society needs to be vigilant and demand that Govt deliver on serving the nation.

Few, if any, politicians are motivated by serving the common good; on the contrary, more often than not they abuse their privileged positions at the expense of the population.

The Constitution must be amended to include a recall close of any elected person including the President through a referendum supervised by an international body.

Kenkkk
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Kenkkk
7 months 12 days ago

Jappie, yes there is maize in Admarc but what are you doing about Admarc failing to distribute food to the needy? Actually selling the food to the needy?

If there is enough maize, why are people starving? That is what you should be tackling you stupid Jappie.

Divs
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Divs
7 months 12 days ago

zaziii ma rabish

nyani
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nyani
7 months 12 days ago

a PAC pa chakuti chanu why don’t you tell amwenye akusunga chimangawo atulutse

Mtumbuka wopusa
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Mtumbuka wopusa
7 months 12 days ago

Atumbuka ndiye zitsiru kwambiri. Pitani kwanu ku bwengu.

Iback
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Iback
7 months 12 days ago

As long as Chewa people are still in power, the Centrals and Southerners will always starve. Hunger will shrink you like a potatoe from hot oven. Chewa people are brainless, there is nothing they can do to stop hunger or eradicate poverty in Malawi. Instead you are making Malawi undesirable place to live. Lutani ku Nkhata mukawone zanja tivwiya pa wairesi.

Iback
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Iback
7 months 12 days ago

Chalu cha Malawi tigawani waka. Mwachewa mulamuliyengi kumwera ifwe wena Mupoto tiramuliyengi kumupoto. Mwachewa zeru mulivi ukongwa, mwewakazuzi kweniso mukuziwiriya kugona mvisakasa pachifukwa mungatukuwa chalu cha mwachewa.

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