Fifty metric tonnes of maize released for starving villagers in Katete district

Katete district has received fifty metric tonnes of relief maize for starving villagers.
Katete acting District Commissioner, Charles Isaac Sakala told Breeze FM Staffer, Peter Frank Banda that the relief maize will be ready for distribution next week.
Mr. Sakala says that officers from the district agriculture office are already in the field to facilitate the formation of satellite committees to identify beneficiaries of the maize.
He says that Lupande area in Chief Mbang’ombe’s chiefdom is the most affected with hunger.
Mr. Sakala says civil servants, NGO’s and faith based organizations will spearhead the distribution exercise.
He however, warned that anyone who abuses the distribution of the maize for personal gain will be prosecuted.
The relief maize was released by DMMU, the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit.

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