Food Shortage Hits Ntcheu
Traditional Authority (T/A) Ganya of Ntcheu district has appealed to government to swiftly intervene to hunger crisis that has hit the area.
The traditional leader says so far, majority of his subjects are spending days without food.
Currently, a bag of maize weighing 50 Kilograms is fetching K15, 000 on the local market.
"While the area was recently hit by hail storms last month, hunger crisis has not spared us. We have already written a letter to the district commissioners office notifying him on the same." Said Ganya.
The traditional leader was speaking Friday at Matundu Primary School in Ntcheu when Vice President, Everton Chimulirenji presided over relief items distribution to last months hail storm survivors in the district.
1,174 households from traditional authorities Ganya, Makwangwala, Champiti and Sub-Traditional Authority Tsikulamowa were rendered homeless.
In response, Vice President Everton Chimulirenji, who is also Minister responsible for Disaster Management Affairs while conceding of hunger crisis, assured the citizenry that no one will die of hunger in the country.
"The situation is the same across the country as such government is committed for timely response. A second assessment of hunger affected families is underway," said Chimulirenji.
The Vice President has then urged people in the country to be cautious in constructing strong houses that can withstand in time of disasters.
Meanwhile, Inkosi Ya Makhosi Gomani V has pleaded with his subjects to plant more trees to combat the same.