Joyce Banda hails Bingu for introduction of FISP: MCP to abolish it

Former president Joyce Banda has hailed former president late Bingu Wa Mutharika for making Malawi a hunger free country through Farm Inputs Subsidy Programme (FISP).

Joyce Banda:  Praises Bingu for Fisp

Banda said Mutharika was a wise leader who introduced FISP programme to reach out to poor Malawians who could not afford to buy inputs at higher prices.

She praised late Mutharika saying the programme helped and reached many Malawians to be food secure.

“Many poor Malawians were reached which assisted to eradicate hunger in the country,” said Banda.

The former leader said the programme was such beneficial because it reached many beneficiaries unlike nowadays.

In addition, she condemned the way the same programme including Social Cash Transfer is being managed saying only few people are benefiting.

For example, Banda said only less than four  households are now benefiting in  the village of 100 households from the two programmes.

The proposal to subsidize the farm inputs to every households is also supported by her urging that this can promote food security and enhance development in the country.

Banda said Zomba people are eager to benefit from the cheap fertlizer at K4,495  when Tonse Alliance ascends to power because last growing season very few received coupons in Zomba to buy cheap fertilizer.

On the need to develope Malawi, Tonse Alliance Leader Lazarus Chakwera promised to increase hactres for  irritation in Zomba from 1, 600ha to 6, 000ha.

Chakwera said once this is done, there will be enough food for the people of Zomba.

He also promised to construct a 10 storey hostel at Chancellor college once voted as president in the coming Fresh Presidential elections as one way to improve accommodation at the college.

Almost all leaders of parties in Tonse Alliance were present.

Thousands of people turned up at the rally which was disturbed by rains during speeches.

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John Phiri
John Phiri
9 months ago

Anzanu amayamikira zinthu zabwino ngakhale anazunzidwa ndi munthuyo. But you are hard hearted; remembering what happened 40 years ago. And use issues as your campaign tools today. SHAME.

Mtete
9 months ago

FISP wasn’t bad at the beginning but was and is grossly abused by the get rich quick DPP gurus while APM looks on

Bauleni
9 months ago

You were president and you failed. Munkagawa ngombe, how many people benefitted? Just shutup

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
9 months ago

May Mtila musanamize a Malawi you were in government for two years. What people experienced was kuba ndi kugulitsa ndege. Now you joined forces with MCP in 2019 but you lost the elections. This time nonse 9 parties are losing again and you will rush to court again . Mark my words

Livulezi river
Livulezi river
9 months ago

It will be a good dev to abolish fisp prog and replace it with the universal cheap ~K4,495 fertilizer for many people to benefit.
I am also in total agreement with the construction of the Chanco hostel as this will end the burden of accommodation currently faced by the students

Gugu
Gugu
9 months ago

I don’t agree with FISP but also don’t agree with the 4000 kwacha fertilizer. This will do nothing but bleed the country because it’s a subsidy. Subsidies should be offered to organisations that have a commercial approach in mind as long as it benefits the masses. The assumption is that the reason why people are failing to harvest is because of fertilizer yet we know that there are many other read. Now what will it benefit us as a country to give an individual 2 bags of fertilizer in order to harvest 4 bags of maize. Rather just use the… Read more »

VYOTO
VYOTO
9 months ago

IN THE CURRENT FISP, ONE MULLI IS BENEFITTING MORE THAN ANY OTHER MALAWIAN.IS THIS WHAT LATE BINGU WANTED? NOT AT ALL SO JB HAS A POINT, IT IS ONLY TONSE ALLIANCE THAT CAN REVERSE AND ADDRESS FISP PROBLEMS THAT APM HAS LITERALLY FAILED OVER HIS 6 YEARS SLEEPY RULE.

CheChamba
CheChamba
9 months ago

MCP HAS NEVER NEVER SAID THE FISP WILL BE ABOLISHED BUT ABANDON THE LOMWLISATION POLICY WITHIN THE FISP AND FURTHER IMPROVED THE PROGRAMME TO REACH OUT TO ALL MALAWIANS INCLUDING THOSE IN ZOMBA, LILONGWE, DOWA,MZIMBA.THE WRITER OF THE ARTICLE, MR KALIMBUKA MIGHT HAVE BENEFITTED FROM THE MK1.7 BILLION BAKILI MULUZI STOLEN TAX MONEY TO MISLEAD TONSE ALLIANACE SUPPORTERS.

Chacha
Chacha
9 months ago

You want to abolish FISP so that you can steal better you cashgate chirf

Banda
Banda
9 months ago
Reply to  Chacha

@Chacha
Such an ignorant Cadet time has changed since Bingu, populations are higher country is worse off financially and lacking food. Time to make NEW PROGRAMS to REACH MORE PEOPLE be part of the future. Just a selfish complainer without ideas to IMPROVE THE NATION.

The Sniper.
The Sniper.
9 months ago
Reply to  Chacha

How?

Aalex
Aalex
9 months ago
Reply to  Chacha

Looks like you and many others have been deliberately confused to think JB is involved in this cashgate thing. Thieves came in soon the UDF came to power. It is there till now. They are the same people ruling us now. This will only stop once DPP and elements of UDF are kicked out of government and never allowed to bounce back.

kambuluma
kambuluma
9 months ago
Reply to  Chacha

A Chacha have you read the article before your comment, She said FISP will be replaced by Universal fertilizer subsidy where people will buy a bag of fertilizer at K 4,495 with no restrictions.

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