Prophet Bushiri assists 3,000 households with maize

Written by  Gladys Nthenda
Founder of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has called on well wishers to support government in alleviating the suffering people are facing due to hunger in some parts of the country.
Prophet Bushiri made the remarks when he distributed maize to households affected by hunger in Nathenje on Friday.  
Bushiri said he is pleased to see God’s work being demonstrated in deeds and works as propagated by the scriptures to help those who are suffering.
The ECG Founder explained that he felt compelled to reach out to those who are struggling from the effects of the weather which has also seen some pupils failing to go to school.
“As a citizen of Malawi we need to support the government in
eradicating the problem of hunger. We need to support government to eradicate this problem,” explained Bushiri.
He noted that even the 25 kilogrammes of maize which the people received is not enough looking at the magnitude of the problem.
He further said his ministry plans to reach out to the people who were recently hit by floods in Karonga.
Before he embarked on the distribution exercise, the South Africa based Prophet preached the good news to the gathering calling on them to believe in God explaining that he personally experienced hunger in 1999 following the disbandment of the Malawi Young Pioneers to which his father was a member.
He said this reduced his family to refugees as they were kept in hiding following the MYP’s disbandment.
Nathenje is one area where people have been most affected.
Village Headman Dunde hailed ECG for the donation describing it as timely since people are experiencing problems when buying maize from ADMARC depots.
“It’s not easy to get maize from ADMARC depots. We go there but end up coming back without the commodity due to the proliferation of vendors who are having an upper hand,” lamented Dunde.
About 3 thousand households have benefited from the maize donation. 
The El- Nino phenomenon which has hit most parts of Southern Africa has brought floods to some parts and erratic and insufficient rains in other areas resulting in the hunger problem.
2.8 million people in Malawi are said to be in need of food aid.

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