Vice President Everton Chimulirenji has donated 700 bags of maize to families who are at risk of facing hunger in Ntcheu district and promised that government will ensure that no one dies of hunger in the country.
Chimulirenji, who is also Disaster Management Affairs Minister, made the remarks on Saturday at Matchereza School Ground in Traditional Authority Tsikulamowa in Ntcheu District where he visited people who were affected by floods in March this year.
“As a minister responsible, I am aware that some people in the country are facing hunger. This is a worrisome development, but as the government, we are doing all we can to make sure that we support the affected families. We will make sure that all the affected people are supported. We are also asking well-wishers to assist us in this initiative,” Chimulirenji said.
He also assured people in the country of continued support towards alleviation of hunger.
“It is a sad development to see people being affected by disasters every year. It becomes worrisome to see some people constructing houses along river banks when they know very well that they are flood-prone areas. Let us move to safer places so that we save lives and property,” Chimulirenji said.
Speaking on behalf of the affected families, Filimasi Mikeyasi thanked the government for responding to their needs.