Hundreds of households in the area of Magwero of Traditional Authority (T/A), which are grappling with hunger, have Saturday received a timely maize donation, thanks to Christ International Ministries.
The ministry’s founder and general overseer, Bishop William Madhlopa, said they were simply doing the acts of charity to fulfil scripture which touts that there is more happiness in giving, especially to the down-trodden.
“As a ministry, we are also planning to build a clinic in this area in order to help them access quality medical care,” said Madhlopa.
Lilongwe City Centre parliamentarian, Alfred Jiya, who was also present during the function was thankful to the ministry for the gesture.
“This is a timely gesture, and we applaud you for it. Please keep on helping us,” said Jiya.
Also present during the function was Lilongwe City Mayor, Juliana Kaduya, who also commended Christ International for the donation.
According to the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) 2019 report about 1.1 million people face acute food shortage in the country.
The report further indicates that there are three rural districts that reported high global acute malnutrition rates of above 10 per cent which are Karonga, Balaka and Mchinji.
As of July 2019, about 676,000 people were in crisis level of food insecurity.