Eat Mbewa or grasshoppers,  Mutharika speaks of coping mechanism to starving Malawians

President Peter Mutharika on Saturday asked millions of starving Malawians to start eating grasshoppers and mice  as  coping mechanism that can work in the current  food situation, saying time of depending on maize is over.

President Mutharika and First Lady at Limbuli in Mulanje during DPP rally: Coping mechaning in times of hunger
President Mutharika and First Lady at Limbuli in Mulanje during DPP rally: Coping mechaning in times of hunger
Crowds listening to Mutharika at Mulanje
Crowds listening to Mutharika at Mulanje

Malawi  is facing acute maize shortage blamed on poor harvests last growing season as a result of the twin problem of floods and dry spells.

President Peter Mutharika speaking at the political rally held in Mulanje on Saturday, said his government is under pressure to find solutions of saving Malawians from hunger.

“I have held from the traditional leader’s speech complaining about hunger issue but my government is doing everything to save Malawians from the hunger,” responded the Head of State..

“But why should Malawian die with hunger when we have different of things to eat? Muzidya mbewa, zitete, komanso chinangwa!” he suggested

He also advised civil servant to stop demanding salary increment rather than finding means of sourcing money.

“And you the civil servant you should stop demanding my government to raise your salary because it is doing its best to give you a conducive environment , what you should do is to work hard on your own,” said Mutharika.

Meanwhile, Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of Karonga diocese of the Roman Cathedral has asked Malawian leaders to find alternative measures of dealing with the hunger situation than lip service.

He wonder why Malawians should continue starving while the country has plenty water for irrigation.

“Why are our friends in Zambia always having bumper maize harvest and not us? Why the leaders fail to implement irrigation farming?” wondered Mtumbuka.

According to government report, about half of the Malawi population will be affected by hunger due to the drought and flood that hit the country in the 2016 to 2017 rain season.

President  Mutharika has  reassured all Malawians that no one will die of hunger because government has already purchased maize stock in excess of 1.2 million metric tonnes.

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Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
4 years ago

Let them eat cake.

Wachi Roma
Wachi Roma
4 years ago

of Roman Catholic Church not of Roman Cathedral

Ndakwiyanawe Nyapaphi
Ndakwiyanawe Nyapaphi
4 years ago

APM….. u are just exposing your failure and in fact u are a complete failure………. try to tell those idiots around you to edit your empty speech before you vomit it…

Kunyinda
Kunyinda
4 years ago

Zopusa. Mesa USA government inatipatsa ndalama za chimanga. Kodi mulomweyu wapangaso cash gate eti mxuiii

chief activist
4 years ago

hon folks ……….lemi quote emperor Nero whoi said “a leader who comes with a repressive altenative is clearly a afaillure” i dont agree on this man saying anthu azidya ziwala truly. does ‘he imply that he is accepting that ‘he has failed the hunger in Mw?……………..for how long are we going to eat ziwala? is ziwala worth ftiingb sb berry?……………..mr presdent yu must be joacking think wise or else …….ohohohoh

Cash Gate
4 years ago

zowona zake, tili ndi ziwala zambiri mtchilemu, tizikazisaka basi.

Haidee Swanby
4 years ago

in the meantime the government has been giving tax payers money to Syngenta, Monsanto and fertilizer companies over the years and distributing their damaging products for them through FISP instead of spending that money on research, services and infrastructure that can really help farmers produce high quality diverse foods. New laws on seed will now make sure that only private seed is on the market which must be bought annually and saving/reclying and exchanging is illegal. How can this possibly help to end hunger?

Codex
Codex
4 years ago

Malawi is reaping what it sowed, now we have a careless leader who only cares about his BIG belly. This bullish solution from the President is a defensive machanism of failure to bring transformation in lives of vulnerable souls. It’s so sad for Malawians to be taken for granted in the course of deadly hunger. Next time vote wisely for 5 years is a very loooong time.

Tikondane
Tikondane
4 years ago

That’s why people complain that this man’s speeches are unedited and empty, e-e-e-e-eeti!

Nkhulandi
4 years ago

Fool!!!!

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