Malawi seeks divine intervention for food security : President urges prayers for good rains and a productive season

President Peter Mutharika has called upon all Malawians and people of good will to hold special prayers to ensure the nation is blessed with good rains and a disaster free 2018-19 rainy season.

President urges the faith community and all Malawians to pray for good rains and a productive season

Impoverished Malawi is periodically hit by food shortages as the tropical southern African country relies heavily on rain-fed agriculture and most of its maize is grown on small plots by subsistence farmers.

In a statement made available to Nyasa Times in Thursday, Mutharika asked cabinet ministers and all senior government officials to lead prayer vigils at mosques and churches starting on Friday and throughout the weekend.

The statement signed by Chief Secretary to Government Lloyd Mhura indicates that the prayers be conducted from 26th to 28th October 2018.

“His Excellency the President of the Republic of Malawi Arthur Peter Mutharika is calling on all Malawians and people of good will living in Malawi do dedicate prayers for good rains and a disaster free 2018/19 rain season in respective Mosques, Churches and Prayer Houses from 26th-28th October 2018,”reads the statement.

Such a call can have resonance in deeply religious Malawi, which has high rates of church and Mosque attendance.

Thd  Sadc State of Food and Nutrition Security and Vulnerability Report estimates that the number of people requiring food and nutritional assistance in Malawi before the next harvest will increase to 2.3 million in 2018/19, a 130 percent rise from one million people in 2017/18.

Released on July 9, the 2018/19 report attributes the increase in food insecure populations to the fall armyworm epidemic which hit the region in 2016/17 contributing to the reduction in maize production.

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Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

Seek divine intervention while u siphoning money from nandolo chaponda and the rest of these SC! koma Malawians lol Goodluck i’m immigrating cant be apart of this foolish anymore.

Aka
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Aka

My only worry thought is that is we shared equally the financial resources the panic would end. There was a time, President Bingu Mutharika made fertilizer as low as MK4,000 and many families had enough to eat and even sell. It is true that some regions experienced bad rains but if we produced enough we would not be panicking now. PROBLEM Governments enjoy making their subjects poor so that by the end of the day they supply them with food in order to make them perpetual beggars. In so doing, you give them rations of food and keep them under… Read more »

Nduzayani
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Nduzayani

Pitala bwanji osauza Mulli ndi anzake amulhakho ndi DPP kuti apemphere????Mukufuna anthu kuti apemphere chifukwa mukuona kuti zinthu zikuvutani?Mulungu wakwiya ndi mmene pitala ukuyendetsera dzikoli..
Madzi ambiri ku Malawi kuno koma chifukwa cha kuba zinthu sizikuyenda ai…Amalawi ngati tingagwirane mania tizipemphera zokhuza mabanja athu .Dziko apemphelera iwo amene amatchula anzeru..Palowa njoka akufuna anthu Mbewa ndi Mulhako ndi DPP ai tatopa

Timve
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Timve

Alamu akalambadi

CIVIL SERVANT
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CIVIL SERVANT

Correct. God already gave us a lot of water, why should we be ungrateful and ask for more?

BigMan
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BigMan

Irrigation, irrigation, irrigation!!!!

Nkhawa Toto
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Nkhawa Toto

Kuba kwake kumeneku mulungu angakuvereni Mr maliseche

Rodney simwaka
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Rodney simwaka

In a hate ridden country like Malawi,, do prayers really reach the almighty

Holly Tit
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Holly Tit

Kkkkkk kkkkkk kkkkkk kkkkkk 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 koma uchitsiru uwu ulipobe? Praying for rains when one third of your country is fresh water? Kkkkkkhahahahahahahahhahahaha

HOZA
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HOZA

DO SOMETHING OLD MAN OR GET OUT

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