Malawi govt to splash out K10bn to hunger stricken families

Government says it will give out K10.8 billion to two million hunger stricken families.

DoDMA spokesperson Chipiliro Khamula

The government has since appealed for calm as it is sourcing the K10.8 billion deficit to support the families that are likely to be affected by hunger this year.

The development comes as Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) is on a drive of offering humanitarian assistance to over 2 million families which the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee projected would be affected by hunger between December 2020 and March 2021.

In a joint statement, Dodma and World Food Programme, indicate that the currently would require 10.8 billion kwacha to successfully cushion the likely to be affected families.

Chipiliro Khamula spokesperson for Dodma said the department has now started engaging its partners on how to source the 10.8 billion kwacha deficit.

Meanwhile, Leonard Chimwaza an agriculture expert has called for the need for the country to start implementing its own policies to avoid such situations where year in year out, the country finds itself in a situation that it has to source extra funding to cushion its citizens.

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Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
2 years ago

Ndimmene amabela onthuni.Apa aona kuti chithumba chadzadza tsono olufuna ozigawana mu dzina la anthu ovutika.Pa za ndalama ubusa umatha chifukwa cha chi mnzimu chadyera.Ndani anasala bongo?We have all sinned come short of the glory of our heavenly Father and we need to repent forthwith.Othrwise decades of preaching will mean nothing when we meet Him who sees beyond our sight.

2 years ago

Zopanda ntchito ingozisiyani muzapange nthawi ya campaign.Kungofuna kubelapo ndalama apa

William Chirwa
2 years ago

Malawi cannot develop in such a situation. We subsidise inputs which the targeted beneficiaries seem not to graduate all these years and secondly we subsidise consumption by the same group. Why? The targeted group is not serious take this season subsidy inputs are all over for sale yet tomorrow the same will need food handouts. Please find ways to stop this these monies could gone along way in development rather than feeding lazy bones

2 years ago
Reply to  William Chirwa

Thanks, William for your observation. Truly the government’s subsidies do not benefit Malawi. It benefits senior political/government officials who eventually get kickbacks – an endemic culture in the public sphere. However, Malawians are generally hardworking people. The government has bad policies. How much can a farmer do with a hoe in the modern times? When shall the government realize the relevance of commercial food crop farming in eradication of hunger? Tobacco today, tobacco tomorrow! For what? Tractors were bought and sold

2 years ago

is it not too late for that. March is just around the corner. By the time you source and then give the needy, it will be harvest time already

Thubu Mgoloso
Thubu Mgoloso
2 years ago
Reply to  Kast

Kuganiza ndi luso tisayiwale.

Anthuwa anasiya kuganiza kalekale just after chisankho. Pano ali busy kudyelera basi, anasiya kuganiza za a Malawi.

But is Timothy around in Malawi? Is he seeing zonse zikuchitikazi? Maso ake akuona kuti Human rights in all circles zilibwino?

Trapence ali kuti? Busy kudyelera chibanzi?

Chikamunyoka pakhosi tidziwa!!!

Zavuta ku mpanda

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