CCAP urges Malawi to embark on irrigation programme

Blantyre synod of the CCAP has told government to initiate an irrigation programme on a lager scale as an alternative to the prolonged dry spells that threatens food security.

Rev Maulana: Irrigation afrming should be encouraged
Rev Maulana: Irrigation afrming should be encouraged
President Mutharika hosted the clergy from CCAP Blantyre Synod
President Mutharika hosted the clergy from CCAP Blantyre Synod

Blantyre Synod general secretary Alex Maulana said this when the synod officials met President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

Maulana told the President to think of large scale irrigation instead of relying on unpredictable rains.

“We know that this would require huge sums of money. At present, government can engage companies to grow maize on large scale that can feed the nation,” said Maulana.

On Saturday, President Mutharika led the nation in praying for rains.

Some church clerics have been preaching that the continued dry spell in some parts of the country is as a result of sin with others saying God is punishing Malawi over its stance on homosexuality.

However, weather experts and international organisations like Oxfarm and Unicef have warned of prolonged dry spells in some parts of the country and devastating floods in other areas.

Maulana said the government should now take the Green Belt initiative seriously.

Mutharika hailed the synod for being a true partner of government in development.

The President said the government and church should always work together for the upliftment of people’s lives.

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banda
banda
5 years ago

The problem is that irrigation is very expensive . To sustain it you need to irrigate high value crops like sugar, rice, tobacco BUT not maize. Even the lower shire farmers are so intelligent that they harvest green maize for sale when the value is still high.

Eddy Gomez
5 years ago

Thats Very Very Good Idea Guyz.Congraturations.

Gowelo Mwamondwe
Gowelo Mwamondwe
5 years ago

the country is becoming stupified, a bunch of stupids lead stupid people, listening to stupid clergy who one day tells us that we are losing rais because we are gay – – – – – stupid Malawians.
Today the clergy are coming back promoting irrigation – since when did God give them this revelation? Stupid gumbis

Marduk
Marduk
5 years ago

Yes, please this. I’ve always wondered why no one ever does this.

Steven Mbewe
Steven Mbewe
5 years ago

The problem with irrigation is that we don’t have enough water in Malawi. The much touted Lake Malawi is not even enough for Electricity generation through out the year.

Ellias
Ellias
5 years ago

Reopen the training bases kunkakhala chakudya throughout.

alhomwe atilaula
alhomwe atilaula
5 years ago

This is quite interesting, u mean the president and his cabinet sakuganizira za.irrigation and needs to be told about this, if thus the case then Malawianas w r in big shit! Nanga inu K50,000 simunapatsidweko?

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