Powerful Mzimba chief suspends relief food distribution due to anomalies

A powerful Mzimba chief has ordered a suspension of the distribution of relief food in his area due to anomalies.

One receives relief food

Chief Malubabo said he was not happy that some traditional leaders in his constituency have put on the list their relatives and friends only leaving out the most needy.

“The process of donating the relief food would only resume after this anomaly has been fixed,” he said.

The government, through the World Food Program, is giving out relief food to 6.7 million Malawians who did not harvest much due to El Nino and Nina weather phenomenon, a phenomenon that brought severe drought and flooding in some areas.

“We want to thrush out these anomalies first,” he said.

This comes at a time when victims of floods in Lilongwe are expressing concern that some unscripulous town chiefs are involving their relatives and friends on the list.

They say in some cases, real victims of the floods have been left out. Mayor for Lilongwe Desmond Bikoko said there are 2000 people who need relief food in the city.

President Peter Mutharika visited the victims on Wednesday.

He called on organisations and individuals to make donations to the city flood victims.




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