Risk of food insecurity in Malawi as millions face starvation

Risk of food insecurity in Malawi as millions face starvation

LILONGWE (Sergio Genti, Malawi NewsNow) –A British official has said Malawi policies are to blame for the persistent food shortages in the country.

DFiD head for West and Southern Africa Keith Macgun said drought alone has not contributed to the food deficit which has left over six million people vulnerable, needing relief food.

He therefore asked the government to come out clearly on the maize deficit issue.

“The government should come out and say how it is going to deal with the food deficit,” he said.

The DfID official also asked all those involved in the buying of the maize, including the government of Malawi to be open and transparent on the whole process.

He said his government has given Malawi UK£35m to buy food for flood and drought victims.