At least 2500 households, translating to almost 14 000 people, went home all smiles in Madisi, Dowa, on Thursday curtesy of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s on going national relief maize distribution exercise.
The exercise is a response to Presidential call for assistance as 8.5 of the Malawi’s 17 million are experiencing acute food shortage.
The leader of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG), who gets involved in the distribution exercise from the start to the last person standing, underlined that he will only rest if he manages to reach out to as many as he can.
The billionaire Prophet said it does not make sense to preach love without showing.
The greatest love of all, said Prophet Bushiri, is reaching out to a neighbour in trouble.
His sentiments were echoed by Dowa Disaster Risk Management Officer Frank Kanyanja who, reprensating the district commissioner, saluted Major One’s gesture as representing the spirit that many should emulate.
Kanyanja underscored that there are many in the district facing food shortage and has appealed to the Prophet to reach even to more.
He further said the district will do all it can to ensure that the distributions are conducted in a fair manner.
Traditional Authority Chakhaza, on whose area almost 500 village heads benefited from the exercise, thanked Prophet Bushiri not just for the exercise but the conduct of ECG members in his area.
The traditional leader, in a show of gratitude to ECG, has since donated 700 hectares of land to be used by the church to enhance the ministry in his area.
“In our culture, when a visitor of goodwill comes in your area, we receive them by giving them land to stay forever. We want our Prophet to stay here for good,” he said.
The exercise in Dowa is just a continuation of the national exercise which began last week. So far at least 8 000 households have been reached in Dedza, Ntcheu, Mzuzu and Mzimba districts.
The exercise ends next week in some selected districts in Rumphi and Chitipa.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :