Zomba chiefs tell presidential aide concerns on hunger: ‘Not even a meal a day, villagers relying on green mangoes’

Traditional leaders in Zomba have expressed concerns over the increased number of households going to bed with empty stomachs due to hunger that has hit hard in some  areas.

Sheikh  Hshim Abasi: I will present their concerns to the President Chakwera
Sub Sub Traditional Authority Chimbalanga appealed to government for assistance when chiefs in the area had a courtesy call with deputy presidential advisor on Religious Affairs Sheikh Hasim Abasi at Tille Community Day Secondary school in the district.
STA Chimbalanga said most households in his area go to bed empty stomachache because they have nothing to eat.
“People in my area are relying on green mangoes for food before going to bed due to hunger that has affected many families in the district,” STA Chimbalanga said.
Hunger has also hit bad in other areas such as Sub T/A Nkapita, T/A Ngwelero, T/A Mbiza and part of T/A Mwambo in the district.
People in these areas are calling for assistance from government and other partners to rescue them from hunger situation.
Sub T/A Chimbalanga also thanked President Lazarus Chakwera for appointing the bonafide son of his area Sheikh Hashim Abasi as Deputy Presidential Advisor on Religious Affairs saying he has honoured people in the area and entire district.
He further asked Chakwera government to consider rehabilitation of roads, bridges, provision of water systems  and improve health services in the district.
Sheikh  Hshim Abasi assured people in the area that he will present their concerns to the President Chakwera.
Abasi who described Chakwera as a listening president urged chiefs to work with his government saying it is only means of bringing development to the area.
He also called people in the district to get United regardless of their political and religious differences.
“Let’s all get together and develop our nation especially this district and area. We should also forget our differences on politics because that time is now over,” said Abasi.
On hunger situation, Abasi assured them that government will consider them in its response programme.
In a separate interview with District Commissioner for Zomba  Dr. Smart Gwedemula, the district is waiting for Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) report which is currently on validation stage to capture all figures per district.
“MVAC validation team was here last week for the process and after completion in all districts, government and partners will start start response programme in the affected districts,” said Gwedemula.
He also advised affected Community leaders in the district to report any case related to hunger to his office so that the council can link up with partners for assistance.
Over 15, 000 households were affected by hunger last year in Zomba district.

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1 year ago

I leave in this same village chimbalang. Its interesting that as usual some are complaint but honestly we had a good rainy season last year.There was no drought.

1 year ago

Let’s try to help.

1 year ago

The regime is putting people on a fast. The pastor know fasting is important for body and soul

1 year ago

Past regime must be rensposible for that hunger not Tonse aliance

1 year ago

Osadandaula….tikadzalowa m’boma mudzidzadya katatu patsiku😄😄😄😄😄

President Chisokonezo

Campaign inali yoti muzidya katatu. Kaya mudzidya mango, zitete, Kaya ma siwiti, bola Kali katatu

The Sniper
The Sniper
1 year ago

Kikkkkkkkk hahahahahahah! oh please!i think chieves has to understand that the Katatu pa tsiku will start next year.

1 year ago


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