By Augustine Kambuzi Kalanda Banda
The catholic Diocese of Mzuzu through CADECOM has launched a project which aims at saving lives of hunger stricken households through provision of life saving food during the 2016/17 consumption year in Traditional Authority Chukulamayembe in Rumphi district and Mtwalo in Mzimba.
Speaking in an interview at Chirambo in Rumphi district were the project was launched the Program Manager for CADECOM Gift Luwe said the project which is implemented with support from Papal Emergency fund targets over 1,000 household which are food insecure .
“Through this project we expect to help 1200 household which is about 6,000 people, we have already started distributing assorted food items to the vulnerable household.
Every household has received one 50kg bag of white maize, 6 Kg of beans and two litres of cooking oil”, Added Luwe.
At the launch Traditional Authority Chikulamayembe commended the Catholic Church on the initiative which he said will help people to be food secured in his area.
“This is what we want the church to be doing to its people not just preaching we want to thank CADECOM for what you have done today, a lot of people in this community will be saved”, Said Chikulamayembe.
Acknowledging the development Right Rev John Alphonsus Ryan Bishop of Mzuzu Diocese who presided over and launched the project said Pope Francis encourages people to be merciful to one another and the church had to take an example to help those in need.
Since its establishment CADECOM has been implementing developmental projects across the country.