Tanzania donates maize to Malawi flood victims

Tanzanian on Wednesday donated 1,200 metric tons of maize and 66 tons of medicine to the government of Malawi to assist thousands of people who were affected by floods in the country.

Tanzanian Ambassador to Malawi Patrick Sele handed over the gift to Chiunguzeni.- Photo by Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times

Tanzanian Ambassador to Malawi Patrick Sele handed over the gift to Chiunguzeni.- Photo by Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times

Malawi and Tanzanian officials pose in front of the trucks carrying relief items.-Photo by Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times

Malawi and Tanzanian officials pose in front of the trucks carrying relief items.-Photo by Tiwonge Kumwenda, Nyasa Times

Speaking to Nyasa Times after presenting the donation at Songwe boarder in Karonga the northern part of Malawi, the Tanzanian High commissioner Patrick Sele said the donation follows the disaster which affected 15 of the country’s 28 districts, prompting President Peter Mutharika to declare a State of Disaster.

‘‘Malawi being our neighbouring country, our President Jakaya Kikwete was deeply concerned with the situation that people in Malawi found themselves in, as such he decided to donate these relief items to those flood victims to bail out the problems that the victims are encountering,” said Sele.

He said the donation includes 1,200 metric tons of maize, as well as 66 tons of medicines .

Tanzanian Ambassador to Malawi Patrick hailed the existing cordial relationship between the two countries.

Secretary and Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs Paul Chiunguzeni commended the Tanzania for the assistance saying it is on the right time as floods victims in the country continues to face hunger problems.

“Malawi is grateful for Tanzania’s contribution as we are trying to relieve the plight of the survivors some of whom are still in camps,” he said.

According to Chiunguzeni, Malawian soldiers will take over the assistance from Songwe boarder to Lilongwe ware house hauled in military trucks.

He said the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) presence at the border post was a matter of courtesy to their Tanzanian military counterparts.

 

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52 thoughts on “Tanzania donates maize to Malawi flood victims”

  1. oscar says:

    In Tanzania, relief items are delivered by TPDF. This is to avoid procurement procedures that could take up to two months to get a private company.

  2. jamanini says:

    Hey everyone my brothers and sisters.l am really grade to see all of you commenting in this site. And I have Ben reding all of you are comment on this site. It’s every nice to hear everyone concerning. About Malawian’s and Tanzania’s. First I will like to apology to everyone who is going to red this message for say this. But it looks like some of you are not that smart or have in half indication in your life. because you don’t know what you talking or saying on comment. I think some of you need to think before you say something on comment. Or maybe some of you do not have good heart to help others. it seams like you’re kind of these people who have their heart full of jealousies. when the see someone else he or her the are doing well in they’re life. Anyways let me tell you the really reason why I said this way in here. Because I have see you are comment .It looks like many of you didn’t like what Tanzanian gvt did to the gvt of Malawi that so sad to you. That you don’t have a good heart to think positive things. AlI can say to people like you is that try to be positive in your life.And love people around you also don’t have heart of jealousies in your life. So tanzania gvt or people to help Malawian gvt or people I don’t see tz the did wrong things even Malawian gvt the can do somethings to any African country too. It’s all about loving and careless to each other. And tanzania’s the did that. because the have big loving heart and careless to the brothers and sister Cross East East African country.And it’s not just East African country even southern country, Central African country, western country, Tanzania always have ben there to help for brothers and sisters. That what the call big loving heart and careless to each other. We have to work to gather for better life and future. You can not work a lone. Because you won’t get no were in life future. But to gather yes we can do it and make different in life and future of every human be. And that is called loving and careless to each other If you know what I meant by that. Anyway just remember that Tanzanian people the are nations of Africans countries don’t for get that. So what tanzania gvt the are doing for Malawi it’s alright things for the nations. Good luck all of you who thinks that tanzania gvt is doing wrong for helping Malawi or other Africans country. when the have problems and people suffering in life.

  3. jamanini says:

    Hey everyone my brothers and sisters.l am really grade to see all of you commenting in this site. And I have Ben reding all of you are comment on this site. It’s every nice to hear everyone concerning. About Malawian’s and Tanzania’s. First I will like to apology to everyone who is going to red this message for say this. But it looks like some of you are not that smart or have in half indication in your life. because you don’t know what you talking or saying on comment. I think some of you need to think before you say something on comment. Or maybe some of you do not have good heart to help others. it seams like you’re kind of these people who have their heart full of jealousies. when the see someone else he or her the are doing well in they’re life. Anyways let me tell you the really reason why I said this way in here. Because I have see you are comment .It looks like many of you didn’t like what Tanzanian gvt did to the gvt of Malawi that so sad to you. That you don’t have a good heart to think positive things. AlI can say to people like you is that try to be positive in your life.And love people around you also don’t have heart of jealousies in your life. So tanzania gvt or people to help Malawian for the people I don’t the did wrong even Malawian gvt the can do that too. It’s all about loving careless to each other. And tanzania’s the did that. because the have loving heart and careless to brothers and sister Cross East East African country.And it’s not just East African country even southern country, Central African country, western country, Tanzania always is there to help. That what the call loving and careless to each other. We have to work to gather for better future. You can not work a lone. Because you won’t get no were in life. but to gather yes we can do it and make different in life and future of every human be. And that is called loving and careless to each other If you know what I meant by that. Anyway just remember that Tanzanian people the are nations of African country don’t for get that so what the are doing it’s alright things for the nations. Good luck all of you who thinks that tanzania gvt is doing wrong for helping Malawi or and African country. when the having problems and people suffering in life.

  4. Is like u need smeting at a tym bt to no avail.let’s say thank u if smeting good is happen to us,thank u Bongo

  5. Bwantasa says:

    olo mwatero koma na nyanja SIMUTENGA

  6. DZ says:

    ndikukhala kumeko a neighbour.

  7. I mean banda says:

    Thank you Tanzania however whilst it could be normal to assume the lower shire..is the worst hit and it is in the opposite end of the country i assume it is justfor logistical reasons why it is taking place in a zone where the two government will one day have to contest to win local hearts and mind. It is clear they are our neighbour’s and if had the power we could have physically shut them up on the boarder issue. We have brothers in Zambia and sister in Mozambique but Tanzania is Just a neighbor who we argue of the limits our our plot

  8. Judge Joash says:

    Zikomo Tanzania.Komano misala ija yogawana nyanja itheretu.Mukokedwa machende.

  9. Bauleni says:

    zikomo tz.MDF keep it up

  10. shaa says:

    KODI SIMUKASINTHANITSA NDI NYANJA?

  11. Wanga ndi yemweyo says:

    Thanks TZ. But I see that many Malawians are wondering why it had to be handled by the military. I for one don’t see any problem. This is relief work. Has the military not always been in the forefront in relief work? They have offered their services. If you were asked to provide the services instead of the military, would you do it? Or would you rather have people continue suffering just because you don’t want the army to be involved? There is still a lot of work remaining to be done in the area of relief. If you don’t want the armies to be involved, just provide the services yourself and there will be no need for the soldiers to come in. Mind you, those who are affected will not mind who came to their rescue. Neither do I. Neither would you if you were the ones who needed this assistance. Why can’t we just be grateful that these guys have done what we have failed to do for our fellow countrymen who are suffering. Today you are seeing TRICKS in this gesture because you are standing on dry ground. Wait until you begin to sink. then we shall see if you will see any tricks in involving the army in rescuing YOU!

  12. Ndangoti vuuuuu says:

    AMalawi kupupuluma.

    Ndangoti nddiyankhepo nkhaniyi.
    Kodi asilikali athu kukatitengela chakudya ku boarder zalakwika.
    sanyamula mayeso a maneb amenewa bwanji simumayankhula.
    Mudzangotha mau mwina chakudyachi chikuchokera ku Tanzania defence force to Malawi government through Malawi defense force.

  13. Eagle Eye says:

    Good gesture from our neighbour but we r not sharing a single drop from our Lake. Taifas can be cunning sometimes.Anamusewera Kenneth Kaunda pa Tazara railway lines.

  14. Its a shame. Why cant some you dont comment. You are shit. You Obama. Keep quite. Savage!

  15. OD says:

    Good gesture indeed n’ why using soldiers? May be spying, who knows?

  16. chatonda says:

    It should be the Malawi Government speaking and giving a vote of thanks to the Tanzanian government and not John Chisi and the other vendor from another fake university making noise instead of the Minister responsible or even the president himself.
    MBC , WHY doing such a poor job of presenting ordinaly people instead of the government officials thanking the TZ government for the gesture/ Very strange and I hope this will not happen again.

  17. OBAMA says:

    But why soldiers bringing the food. Why not ordinary lories escorted by soldiers becoz I know some uncivilised swahilis can ambush the vehicles with relief items. Nimewajuwa watu hawa.

  18. Malipeya says:

    THANKS NEBOUGHBOUR !!!!! GOD BLESS YOU !!!!!

  19. A Kayira says:

    Braval tz, this is the way to go as brothers and sisters as naturally we exist. The colonialists as God plans came and made boundaries, if tz want respect from mw plz respect these before giving us donations.

  20. Auph says:

    Tz keep de fire burning

  21. 27 says:

    Realism at Best TZ did not have to send military to deliver non-military items but they had to find a chance to showcase there few military hardware so Malawi Responded according they sent their Military to Receive the Goods.

  22. Mbonga Matoga says:

    Thanks to the Taifas for rendering a helping hand, however I would like to make it clearer that this IS just a donation and not an underhand payment for a potion of our lake.

  23. Robert kambuwi says:

    Shukrani sana Raisi Jakaya mungu akubariki

  24. mnyasa says:

    Wash out my fellow Beloved Malawian don’t just take that so called medicine they are not check them before been used

  25. Nicholas pwele says:

    Kuganiza aMalawi

  26. Titoh says:

    Good well neba

  27. Kenkkk says:

    Tunashukulu sana jirani muzuri TZ. Sisi na nyinyi ni wAtu wamoja. Huku ndiye kushirikiana.

  28. kamfana says:

    Yes,we appreciate the gesture very much, may the Almighty God replace that.But why using Soldiers Trucks with Soldiers themselves? Can this not be part of SPYING?

  29. Principal GVH Mwene Manza says:

    “The Tanzanian ambassador hailed the cordial relations existing between the two countries”, I like it. The fundamental reason is that our peoples are one, work, trade together and intermarry. This should continue

  30. timothy mandambwe says:

    Thanks TZ for the help. God bless.

  31. mudyo says:

    traki za kijeshi kuonesha nini? nguvu !!!!!!!!!!! au sio ? jirani mwema kweli.

  32. Jirani says:

    Ahsante sana jirani. Mungu abaliki kweli

  33. munthu wabwino says:

    Thanks TZ. However the writer of the story should rather have used another metric for medicine instead of “tonnes”.

  34. Neighbours love each other,God bless Tanzania.

  35. Maggie Lucius says:

    A good neighbour will come to your rescue when you have sent a distress call despite everything else. Good Job TZ. Good job Jakaya Kikwete. Asante Sana. Mungu awabariki

  36. THANKS TANZANIA —- ASATIE SANA TINASHUKULU. MAHIDU NA DAWA ASATENI.

    KALIBU MALAWI

  37. Amuna ngunda ngunda- aku malowa . says:

    Sizikugwirizana ndi nyanjazimenezi, popereka ndemanga osamasokoneza zinthu , ukavutika olo mdaniwako umatha kumufuna kuti akuthandize,iwoso atha kutifuna, komaso muziwe kuti wavutika si PETER MUTHALIKA ayi , iyetu ndi billionaire, koma azibale zanu ndiye zikusowa pogona,ndi chakudya ,nde osama sokoneza zinthu ayi .

  38. mapasa says:

    Thanks Tanzania. May the Good Lord bless you.

  39. Kanyimbi says:

    Koma military hardware yawoyi sizocheza. Nanga ma TATA a MDF angafikepo? Akanakhala agalu, MDF bwenzi michira atapindira basi.

  40. Davie Ophalamutheko says:

    Eeesh Koma Amalawi Kodi Ukadana Ndinepa Ukava Kuti Neba Akulira Mwana Wake Wamwalira Ndeiweyo Ukhoza Kumagongona Otsakathandiza.Why Amalawi

  41. tuti says:

    only in Malawi where the whole minister may innaguarate the sale of solar lamps(koroboyi) and a director for some department to recieve 66tons of medicine SMH

  42. Matruckwo mutipatseso ife wosauka

  43. Jesus reigns says:

    Thank you Kikwete, thank you Tanzania for helping Malawi, that is the way to live.

  44. the eye says:

    This is a good revelation and this is how neighbours should be and not trying to grab each others land and waters.well done

  45. Totolitotoli says:

    Zanyanja amanena chifukwa dziko limalamulidwa ndi mkazi koma angoyesanso tiwathira machaka sitionanso zoti atipatsa chimanga.

  46. Bololo Wachitumbuka says:

    Nanga mumafuna kumapwekesa ya nyanja bwanji musazayambilenso

  47. Pokhapa nde tayamika,koma nkhani ya nyanja nde sitibweza moto.

  48. Ben Phiri says:

    Heeee mwalandira chimanga chaku Tanzania a pitala, tsoka ilo! Basi nyanja ija tailuzadi.

  49. Galu wa Mutharika says:

    1. Malawi is the only country in the world with very dull leaders. I think they smoke indian hemp. A year ago mumanyoza Kikwete nkhani ya nyanja today you turn to him to beg for food.

    2. Instead of drawing up plans to harvest rain, by building big dams on big rivers like Linthipe, Bua etc you choose to draw on police cell walls!

    Look now how nature is playing around with your lack of intelligence. A few months ago we had heavy rains, this time a long and heavy dry spell.

  50. Young Ng'oma says:

    A show of good neighborliness.

    Good bless you Tanzania and your people.

  51. killy msiska says:

    Tanzania ikunyengerera kuti APM asawathire machaka.

  52. Pichi says:

    Ahhh ma guy’wa angofuna kudzatithupsya ndi military hardware yaoyi ahhh. Tiope ndani. Yaunami yeleyo!

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