Another arrest in fake maize seed syndicate: Lucy Mwitha of Kulima Gold

Police in Dedza have arrested 25 year old woman, Lucy Simengwa Mwitha who works with Kulima Gold shop as Manageress after being found in possession of fake maize seeds which she was selling at her personal shop in the same district.

Lucy Mwitha: Arrested

Lucy Mwitha: Arrested

According to Dedza Police Deputy Publicist Constable Cassim Manda, Mwitha was arrested on Monday afternoon after they got a tip from official who works with one of the leading seeds producers Monsanto Limited who was on inspection tour in the district.

Last month Police in the same district arrested another woman Catherine Kachipande who was found packing fake maize seeds at her compound.

The arrests come in the wake of Seed Trade Association of Malawi (Stam) secretary general Nessim Nyama has warned farmers to be on high alert when buying maize seed as fake versions have flooded the market.

Stam encourages farmers to buy from agro-dealers.

There has been spate of arrests of unscrupulous traders packing and selling fake maize seed in several parts of the country.

According to National Police spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa, three cases have so far been reported in Mwanza, Dedza and Limbe in Blantyre.

The fake seed syndicate is deceiving as it packs the product in genuine packaging but with fake seed

Mwitha hails from Chisankhwa village in the area of traditional authority Maulambia in Chitipa district.

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34 thoughts on “Another arrest in fake maize seed syndicate: Lucy Mwitha of Kulima Gold”

  1. Zikatha says:

    You can’t tell it’s a fake seed until it germinates. Even those from Mosanto can fail to sprout. A seed is a seed. Ife kwathu timadzala ya lokolo and imamera. Palibe nkhani apa. Munamva kuti mbewuyo sikamera?

  2. Phwado says:

    These assholes must be extremely punished.I also bought fake seeds in area 23 tank from a certain seed/farmers shop close to chigayo and i yielded nothing.I lost alot of money.F**+k them!

  3. Fro,m Chitipa says:

    Bongololo sadzolela mafuta pagulu umayenda mmbali la 40 lakwana basi kkkkkkkkkk

  4. Mwai says:

    What a shame!!

  5. Dyetsani Njomba says:

    Everything is fake in Africa.

  6. choka phiri says:

    Abale asikana kufuna kulemela. Shame.

  7. Tengupenya says:

    Where are they getting the packaging? Are printers cheating the authentic orders by over printing orders and selling genuine packaging to the fraudsters?

  8. ramsay snow is a nice guy when you get to know him says:

    akuwoneka kuti angakometu ameneyu

  9. Steven &New generation says:

    Thanks for a job well done of arresting this educated savage who deserve immediate dismissal from her work. Dz has hard working farmers and their literacy level is very low according to that research and selling them fake seeds is criminal to them and Malawi as a whole. Pliz deal with this thief as already done with Kachipande. azimayi mwatani kubaku?

  10. mundu says:

    Please Mr journalist. There’s no place in chitipa called Maulambia. Just put some a little effort and you will get the names right.

  11. Tonde says:

    Kamtumbuka kakakazi, kayamwira kale za abale ake okuda ndimitima omwe aja!!!!!!

  12. MBAVA YAYIKAZI KUWOPSYANSO KWAKE

  13. Symon Petrol says:

    Mwitha……? Dzina limenelo sila m’Tumbuka. Mlomwe tu ameneyo…

  14. Mangonde says:

    Lucy my classmate from Chisankhwa,ngoya, Chitipa Central …mmmmm too bad

  15. ibrahim makwati says:

    izi ndi zomwe amapanga Amosanto asaname kuti amagulisa mbeu Zabwino zokha zokha iwo ndiye anuwake achinyengo apa amwitha ango funika makala basiiii

  16. psatapsata says:

    lucy sunalakwitse makampani oumila kupeleka masalary ngat amenewa kufunika kuwakhaulitsa kwambilci

  17. odala says:

    TA Mwaulambiya woyee. Chtipa woyee. Atumbuka woyeeeeee. na alongosi womwe.

  18. chisolo says:

    Atumbuka muthatu taonani Ralph Kasambara ndi uyu nayenso ndi ulendo. Kukaya kusala ndani.

  19. gulugunya. says:

    Mbewu za Joice Banda. Azimai kutakata pa gheto. Umaitha man,Lucy. Ndimamudziwa Lucy amachokera ku Karonga, Mtumbuka style, kumenyera ufulu wa anthu ndi nambala 1, kuyambitsa mademo ndi 1, kuba ndi nambala one, kukondera pantchito ndi nambala wani, kulimbana ndi boma ndi nambala 1, kuimilira olakwa pa mirandu yoopsa a Tumbuka ndi nambala wani. Lucy Mwitha ndi Mtumbuka basi.

  20. Charter says:

    Monsanto is a thief. A thief reports a fellow thief. Police arrest just one of the two thieves! Monopolizing the seed market is as bad as selling fake seed. Someone at Capitol Hill do something about this! Monsanto is killing Agriculture world-over in the quest for obscene profits.

  21. shuwa says:

    i wonder my maize chikukula ngati chikuvina snake dance…………..

  22. Uchindami says:

    Mwati Lucy chakutichakuti Mwitha? Kodi a Mwitha ake ndi aja adali achiomba? Ngati ali omwewo ndiye nzosabwitsa kuti mwana wawo akuchita izi. Ndi zammagazi izi!

  23. Sapitwa says:

    When the country straggles with its economy, cases like these become too many such that law enforcement institutions loose some of the battles.
    People would even wish to cause a total economic breakdown like it was in 2011 to part 2012 to take an advantage of such failure.
    Wonder why Asian countries mainly China are economically advanced? They have tough laws on many critical issues as just some of the ones below:
    Corruption = death sentence
    Theft of government funds = death sentence.
    More than 1 child now repealed to 2 children= the extra one is executed
    They have many tough laws that make their citizens loyal.

  24. CHINDERE BB says:

    Mwitha is not Tumbuka

  25. nyasa says:

    Number six and number two this is not a tumbuka case!! Why is it that when a tumbuka does something wrong you talk as if all tumbuka are that way, and when a tumbuka does things of national benefit you never think all tumbukas are good. You need to revise your logical skills are questionable.

  26. gibbbbbbo says:

    ……….and the government is busy milking thinny cows…….palibe wabwino apa. SHUPITI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. kambindingu "hard & low" says:

    Mwitha from chitipa ?

  28. sain it like it is says:

    atumbuka chinyengo paliponse…chomchi ku mpoto kungatukukeee?

  29. owen says:

    Check as well Kulimba gold fertilizer mumachuluka miyala kunamiza Ali, arrest them

  30. La 40 Lakwana says:

    Trying to substitute the cost of living with easy money

  31. GRM says:

    Malawi is rotten!!!! She works for a reputable company and she abuses people,s trust? Where should a poor Malawian run to?

  32. mapwevupwevu says:

    Atumbuka why always you?

  33. WAMISALA says:

    AZIMAYI SAKUYIMVA
    PA GUETTO !!

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