President Chakwera reach out to 4.3Mn hungry households

By Linda Kwanjana

Minister of Information and Digitalization, Moses Kunkuyu, says President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera Government has reached out to 4.3 million people affected by hunger in the 2023/2024 season with maize aid and money.

Addressing the press conference in Lilongwe, Kunkuyu says more than 3 Million people have received maize and 173, 000 recipients have received K150, 000 each.

Kunkuyu says  Government in the next three days will continue to distribute flour to the people through the Department of Disaster Management (DodMa) saying that no one will die of hunger in this country.

According to the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Report (MVAC), 4.4 million people are affected by hunger and the DODMA has been distributing food and money to the affected people.

Chakwera through his crisis arm ,  the Department of Disaster Management (DODa) will be rolling out the K20billion maize flour distribution exercise.

In an exclusive interview, DOdma says the exercise targets 1.8 households.

“As you are aware that we had purchased 30,000 tones of maize which have been milled to 23 ,000 metric tonnes of flour, ” says dodma officials.

According to Dodma  the exercise is targeting 10 districts which were already mentioned in the Malawi vulnerable assessment comittee (MVAC) report.

These districts targeted  include Lilongwe , Machinga , Mangochi, Mulanje , Mzimba, Thyolo, Dowa, Karonga, Ntchisi, and Chitipa.

DoDMA) in collaboration with various development and humanitarian partners, started providing food assistance in November 2023.