Shanil forces Dausi to admit handing out 5kg maize to families as relief food instead of 50kg

Government has admitted it is handing out a mere five kilograms of maize to a family in the ongoing relief food distribution to mitigate the impact of hunger instead of the targeted 50 kilograms bag of maize.

Minister Dausi with one of the beneficiaries of relief support

Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi conceded this after he was confronted by Balaka west parliamentarian Patricia Dzimbiri who challenged the minister’s statement in parliament that the starving families were getting 50 kilogramsbag of maize.

“Families of 10 are sharing a bag of 50 kilograms, you cannot then say each family are getting 50 kilograms bag of maize, they are getting five  kilograms of maize,” she said.

She therefore said Dausi’s ministerial statement in the House was an insult to the starving families.

Dausi conceded that in some cases several people have to share a bag of maize.

“Sometimes circumstances force officials to do that because of the number of recipients who have come to get the relief maize.

Meanwhile, Dausi said the government is ready for any disaster following predictions by weather experts that this year’s rains will be heavy accompanied by storms and heavy winds.

The minister has been in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mwanza handing out relief items to those affected by the storms and heavy winds which destroyed their houses and other property.

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Buzz
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Buzz

This article states that the Hon. Patricia Dzimbiri said that ‘Families of 10 are sharing a bag of 50 kilograms. You cannot then say each family [is] getting [a] 50 kilograms bag of rice.’

Why not?

Takataka ya G
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Takataka ya G

Because a family of two will get 10kgs

Buzz
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Buzz

I don’t think so. I think every family gets a 50kg bag, regardless of the size of the family.

zaife izi
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what does the statement ‘families of 10’ mean? Does it mean that each family of 10 people or 10 families? sharing 50kg? Please help me understand

democrat
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democrat

boma ilinso nde manyaka ndithu………………… nde tiziti 50kg even if u give it ku banja limodzi, adya mpakana liti??????

Yaphama
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Yaphama

This is so sad, and Yopa u need medical attention for brain scan u used to clap hands for stupid attitude

Sikusinja
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Sikusinja

Does Shanil want a family of 10 to be getting 10 bags. Vuto a Malawi kuberekana munanyanya. Its 50kgs per family and Shanil wants to appear clever dividing it into number of people in the family

Apumbwa
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Apumbwa

5 more months mbava zose will be voted out! I can’t wait

Yopa
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Yopa

This is not news story. A family is getting 50kg because people in families do not buy food as individuals BUT as a family. For Shanil to suggest that each person is getting 5kg is silly and shows how foolish and partisan she is.

Duduzane
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Inu simudziwa kanthu inu a yopa. 5 kg your ndi ma banja 10 amagawana. Kodi zori dpp ikuzunza anthu ake omwe inu simukudziwa mpaka pano? Dausi anali choncho ameneyo? Lero mimba ngati gwede mantashe ayi zikuwayendera

Yaphama
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Yaphama

U need medical attention

linda
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Yopa! you talk like a stupid fool possibly because you have never slept on an empty stomach for a day or two!!! stop that nonsense!!!!!!!!!

Mchacha the Terrorist
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Mchacha the Terrorist

@ yopa You know one basic requirement for one to make a contribution on a public forum like Nyasa times is simply that one has to make sure that he or she has a good grip or understanding of the issue under discussion. Failure to exercise this requirement entails displaying of ignorance and sycophancy of unimaginable degree. It’s actually households that are sharing a 50kg bag of relief maize as household is what is basically used as a unit of measure and distribution in relief food. Onsewa akhale opanda nzeru anzeru mukhale inu and even your minister conceded that this… Read more »

Timpudza Mwansambo
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Timpudza Mwansambo

Mache ndi anu a Yopa

Gadama muda
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Gadama muda

Yooh 5kg ingatani

BigMan
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BigMan

Koma this miserable government has to go. No ethics, lie after lie. Total shame.

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Shanil for president!
Dausi achoke!!!

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