Malawians are dying of hunger, says MP Kayembe 

Dowa West member of Parliament (MP) Abel Kayembe (Malawi Congress Party (MCP) gave a ‘point-of-order’ query in parliament to remarks made by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Mulanje South West MP George Chaponda that President Peter Mutharika continue to live to his billing that that no person has died of hunger under his regime, saying  people are dying of hunger in his constituency and medical reports are confirming such deaths.

Kayembe: Made hunger deaths claim in parliament

Chaponda told the House while contributing to the 2019/20 budget statement on Monday that President Mutharika has categorically said that no one will die of hunger.

“I am glad to see that in the 2016/2017 financial year, when we had the worst climatic situation in the country under his leadership, no one did in fact die of hunger.

“I am pleased that in this budget, a lot of money has gone to the agriculture sector; K167 billion and this will indeed address the issue of hunger and food shortage,” said Chaponda.

The former minister of agriculture said he was also glad especially that fertilizer subsidy under the Farm Input Subsidy Programme is continuing.

“About K35.5 billion funding has been provided in order to reach 900,000 farmers.  We have seen how this programme has done so well in alleviating poverty to the people,” he said.

But Kayembe rising on a point of order asked Chaponda to withdraw his statement that Mutharika has lived up to his promise of ensuring no one will die of hunger.

Kayembe said some people are dying of hunger in his constituency/

“I wanted to indicate right here that my people in T.A. Kayembe and Dzoole are dying of hunger. So, I wanted to ask the member to withdraw the statement because this is the time for us to look for food and distribute to all constituencies equally and not targeting a few areas,” said Kayembe.

In an interview later, Kayembe insisted that people are dying of hunger and called on government to distribute food to his constituency.

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Hatton
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Hatton

Kwathu nkuno, Vuto lanu ndi lakuti inu munathawa kwanu ku Zaire (DRC) nkubwera kuno nkumadzalilira upulezidenti. Kuchoka ku DRC mwadutsa maiko a ngati kudzafika kuno akanyimbi inu?

Kwathu Nkuno
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Kwathu Nkuno

Zikuoneka kuti inu a Jose gama, a hatton ndi anzanu ndinu anthu opusa komanso opanda nzeru. Mukuona kuti nkhani ya njala ingafanizidwe ndi ndale zimene mukunenazi? Si inu nomwe a Lomwe amene mwachoka kwanu kumozambique kudzaba utsogolerinu nchifukwa chake chili chonse mumachita chakuba basi. mudabera mavoti mchaka cha 2014, mudaba chimanga between 2017 ndi 2018 kenanaka mewaberanso mavoti mchaka cha 2019 agaru inu. Anthu ena afadi ndi njala koma sititha tonse tikupezani kummwela komweko kuti tidzakumbe miseu yakumeneko, munya muona.

Chukambiri
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Chukambiri

Uyerekeze uone

Chakwera
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Chakwera

Let them eat roasted NYAU.

Jose gama
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Jose gama

Mesa iweyo ndi mp do something to save your people

Jose gama
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Jose gama

Awa afatu mesa akuchedwa ndi ma demo kkkkkk go ahead

Hatton
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Hatton

Anthu owononga chitukuko inu. Boma, musawapatse chimanga akanyimbi amenewa. munawapatsa nsewu anaononga. Asiyeni afe ndi njira kuti tidzakhale ndi chisankho cha mtendere chaka cha 2024. Muwasiire aja anali a pulezidenti a Assemblies of God Koma pano ndi a Pulezidenti a Dambwe Lina kwa T.A Kayembe, awapatse chimanga.

Mandado@147
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more like dying of stupidity now! Arent the same people who voted for maize on a blue cloth!! R.I.P basi anaga titani you cant go to demos hungry lol

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