MAM country Dawa coordinator, Sheikh Idrissa Juma Chibaya said they decided to distribute the food in the northern region particularly in Karonga because the district was one of the worst hit by the 2016 floods.
“This is a continuation of the program which we started last year in the southern and central region, we are scheduled to extend the program to districts in the north”, Chibaya said.
He added that due to the high demand they were unable to distribute 50 kg of maize to each family.
Chibaya then vehemently refuted the allegation that they are only targeting the Muslim community leaving out those that belong to other religions.
The district MAM chairperson, Sheikh Idrissa Howard Zimba welcomed the development and expressed his gratitude.
For those who did not receive any, Zimba advised that they should still rely on God and have faith that one day they will receive and that they also need to appreciate the little that has been given to others.
Speaking to Capital FM after receiving the donation, Dyna Mawaya of Karonga Masjid from Mwanyesha village said the donation had come at the right time because her family was out of food and money.
According to Sheikh Zimba, there are about 500 Muslims in the within Karonga urban.