Source: Rainbow Tv
Ntcheu residents can afford a smile to purchase affordable maize as Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s cheap maize has finally arrived in the district.
Some residents Rainbow has talked to could not hide sharing their doubts when they heard the news through radio stations.
Bushiri has intervened in Malawi’s severe hunger situation with reduced price of the commodity; selling a 50Kg bag of maize at K5000.
This has come as a relief to the majority poor who cannot afford purchasing the commodity with the same quantity at K20 000 from private traders.
The South African based Prophet and Leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church-ECG has refused to link his kind gesture to political ambitions.
Bushiri’s spokesperson, Ephraim Nyondo says they will be taking some days at each selling point to control the crowds flocking to purchase the commodity.
A second report by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee indicates that the number of people facing hunger has gone up from 1.1 million to 1.9 million now.
In the pictures below, a truck off-loading bags of maize into a warehouse in Ntcheu