Govt reaffirms commitment on food security

Written by  Mc Donald Gondwe

The Presidential Advisor on Youth Affairs, Symon Vuwa Kaunda has reiterate government’s commitment in ensuring no one dies of hunger in the country.

Kaunda during the donation Kaunda during the donation

Kaunda made the assurance when he donated bags of maize to over 250 households in the Area of Traditional Authority Mankhambila in Nkhata Bay district.

Kaunda said government has enough maize in its reserves.

“Government is aware of the agricultural status in the country, there is no need to panic as it has enough food,” said Kaunda.

Kaunda also said the availability of food in the country is worth celebrating as an hunger free environment is suitable for peace and development.


“Unlike in the past, maize grain is readily available in ADMARC depots at a reasonable price, and for those whose harvest was affected; government is reaching out to them with relief items in a number of ways.


He said agents are also embracing the cause by donating to the less privileged.


The Presidential Advisor says the gesture is also to help curb the spread of water borne diseases due to eating contaminated food.

“This part of Nkhata Bay was hit by Cholera and I wanted to remind them to observe sanitation principles to avoid the spread of cholera among others,” he said.

Over 250 people including the elderly, orphans, disabled among others received 30 kg bag of maize.

“This is unique, I have never seen such gestures in my life, I pray for President Mutharika to stay long and keep ruling Malawi because in him we have benefited a lot,” said the nearly 70 year old Vanessa Mphande.

Meanwhile, Group Village Headman Mndola of the area explained satisfaction with the food situation in the country.

“The DPP has proved that it is people centered, it has really developed Nkhata Bay, talk of roads, hospitals, bus depots, markets, jetty among others, noted the traditional leader.

During the meeting, Kaunda urged people to continue supporting the DPP leadership for continued development.

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