A month of dry spells has left maize fields almost scorched in Henga Valley, a traditional food basket in Rumphi.
Speaking when President Peter Mutharika visited Mhuju on Wednesday, Traditional Authority Mwahenga said fears of food insecurity have overshadowed the valley in Rumphi North following weeks of no rains.
The spate of dry spells has also cast a shadow of uncertainty in Karonga where Paramount Chief Kyungu asked the President to consider Malawians on the verge of hunger.
In his response, Mutharika directed Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Allan Chiyembekeza to do everything he can to take care of the damage done by the ongoing drought.
Said the President: “I have heard your cry and government will do all it can to make sure nobody goes to bed hungry.”