President Joyce Banda to supply food stuffs to avert hunger in Karonga

The Country’s President Dr. Joyce Banda has pledged to supply food to households in Karonga District who have been affected by erratic rains and later heavy downfall which have threatened this year’s harvest in the district.

Karonga experienced erratic rains at the onset of rainy season, rendering the crops to wilt. However, a few weeks later, the district experienced heavy rains, which caused floods leading to crop damage.

As a result of the situation, President Joyce Banda pledged to provide food stuffs to avert the looming hunger amongst affected households.

Knowing that some districts are likely to have better harvest, the Malawi leader said it will be possible to provide food to the affected districts, including Karonga.

As regards her (PP’s) manifesto, much emphasis will be uplifting rural livelihood by empowering communities through continuation of Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) and fertilizer loan Programme to ensure that people at grass root are food secure.

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She reiterated that under her leadership, the country has made economic strides evidenced by steady availability of fuel and forex among others.

“The country’s economy has risen by six per cent this year alone. The achievement is due to sound fiscal discipline,” she said, adding that if the trend continues, the economic growth might reach 15 per cent in years coming.

Earlier, PP’s Provincial Chairperson for the North, Reverend Christopher Ngwira, urged Malawians to vote for the incumbent President, saying the country has already started benefiting from the fruits of her administration in two years of her reign.

The Malawi Leader had earlier toured a multimillion Songwe Water Project still under construction in the area of Traditional Authority Mwakawoko, which will provide potable water to about ten thousand people at the border area.

She had also commissioned Ngara Cotton Ginnery in the area of Traditional Authority Mwirang’ombe and handed over a descent house to a blind old woman- Nyakhwawa at Khwawa in the area of Traditional Authority Wasambo in the district.

About the author

Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.

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