By: Chikondi Magalasi
Malawi’s Leader Peter Mutharika, has said Irrigation is the only solution for current hunger crisis that is hitting Malawians.
Mutharika made these remarks on Saturday in Lilongwe when he was laying a foundation stone at a place where Deayang University Teaching Hospital (DUTH) will be built.
According to the first citizen, irrigation experts from different countries are coming into the country to help local farmers.
“Many countries such as India, China and Netherlands will help us with technical expertise and from this year we should start intensive irrigation” said Mutharika.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader further said that 2016 will be the last year of food shortages for Malawians.
Mutharika commended the chairperson for Africa Foundation, You Keun Chung, and Deayang for providing the much needed health services, education and information communication technology (ICT).
The project was supposed to start in September last year but it failed to commence due to other reasons.
According to Deayang officials, the project will be completed by the end of 2017 or during the first quarter of 2018. About $30-40 Million has been injected into the project.
The School will train medical doctors as well as provide specialised treatment for cancer, heart diseases and many others.
Currently, Malawians are required to travel to neighbouring countries for assistance.