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'Grain Reserves Well Stocked'

LILONGWE: Malawi's Ministry of Agriculture says the country’s grain reserves are well stocked dismissing fears that they have been depleted following the release of over 50 thousands metric tons for food relief.

Minister responsible, Professor Peter Mwanza says he is optimistic the reserves will reach the next harvesting season.

“The grain reserves are still intact and not depleted yet. We project that by April next year, we will have around 40, 000 metric tons in the reserves,” said Mwanza.

With advice from development partners, the Malawi government recently drew more than 50 thousand metric tons of maize from the country’s grain reserves for food relief.

Over 15 thousand metric tons were also taken from the reserves for commercial purposes aimed at stabilising the escalating inflation.

According to Professor Mwanza these withdrawals, do not pose a threat to the reserves.

“The grain that was withdrawn from the reserves will be replenished by the development partners by the next harvesting season,” said Mwanza.

The World Food Organisation estimated recently that over two million Malawians are likely to face hunger this year.

Professor Mwanza conceded that in most part in the southern region, people are faced with hunger.—Zodiak Online

 

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0 #2 Bright Chamasowa 2013-01-02 14:58
Which reserves are you talking about? Mrs Joyce Banda has been telling us that we dont have maize in the country and the DPP has been cheating people on food security for three years. I suppose the reserves are not grain reserves but charcoal reserves
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0 #1 Arthur G. M. Mtambo 2013-01-02 11:45
IF IT IS A HONEST GVT AND FEEDING THE PUBLIC RIGHT INFORMATION, I WILL AGREE WITH YOU MINISTER. BUT MIND YOU , IF YOU TELL LIES YOU WILL SINK.
THIS IS MORDERN MALAWI.

HAPPY 2013 GVT LOOK ALL OLD FILES AND RESPOND TO ALL AWAITING FROM THE GVT TO BE ANSWERED. YOUR VOTE IS IN THEIR HANDS
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