Citizens protest against Admarc: Maize shortage in Malawi

Armed police have turned back irate ordinary Malawians in Kasungu and Mtakataka who on Monday and Tuesday respectively took to the roads to protest against the sale of Admarc maize which is marred by gross maladministration, corruption and bribery.

Women queue to buy maize at Zingwangwa Admarc depot

Women queue to buy maize at Zingwangwa Admarc depot

In Kasungu, the protesters were blocked by heavily armed police who accused the demonstrators of going to the road without seeking police clearance.

The protesters said they wanted to present their grievances to the district commissioner.

In Mtakataka, Dedza, the protestors spontaneously took to the road because Admarc clerks were refusing to sell the maize yet there were a lot of maize in stock.

President Peter Mutharika has repeatedly said no Malawian will die of hunger but ordinary

Malawians are failing to access the grain in state run Admarc markets because of corruption, bribery and maladministration.

Admarc maize is selling at K5500 per 50kg bag whilst vendors are selling the same bag with same weight at K13,000.

A commodity survey issued on Monday by a consumer organisation, Centre for Social Concern says this is the first time in six years that maize prices have gone up by over 70 per cent.

Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace coordinator in Chikhwawa, Louis Pyadungu said the scenario would push children in child labour and early marriages and asked the government to asset its authority on Admarc markets.

Centre for Social Concern says the same bag of maize same time last year was selling at K5000 by the same vendors.

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14 thoughts on “Citizens protest against Admarc: Maize shortage in Malawi”

  1. Wodandaula ndi ulamuliro. says:

    Mwaziona lero kuwawa ndi kupweteka zomwe mudakolola posakha DPP komaso Peter. Mai Joyce Banda sanatizuze ngati tiri pano.chakudya kusowa,ndalamaso ndiye kusoweratu.Kodi pamenepa wa cashgate ndindani?

  2. Atsogoleri nakummwera mumabweretsa njala m’Malawi. Shupiti zanu.

  3. vyanje says:

    John Kapito!…John Kapito! Where are you? Your maize consumming constituency is under attack! How long shall it take you…to to to lead us!

  4. thom says:

    We need change tatopa Chimanaga tilibe, kwacha kuagwa, zinthu kwkwera daily, alibwino IMF endetse dziko

  5. chesiadi says:

    kugwa ndi jerwa yo ola. mkulukukulu. amaika njerwazo ndani. zitsiru za …. njerwa inayamba ya ola ku state house. chidina chimenecho chionanyowa.

  6. John kwalira says:

    Why was this not happening in Kamuzu’s time? One would just go to Admarc and buy a bag of maize at the price published. What system of government suit malawians especially those intrusted with the running of government, MPs, MINISTERS and PSs

  7. John kwalira says:

    Chakachino tiona bwadza, iliko njala, Petulo sizikumukhudza

  8. Nyani wa ku Mwananyani says:

    Where is APM in all this mess? What action is he taking? He should be telling the minister in charge of ADMARC to hassle, and get his act together. Get the maize to the people, for crying out loud; they have the money, and they have to eat.
    Akakudyereni ku chipatala eti? Kulibenso chokudya chili chonse uko.
    ADMARC ikagwere uko. Asa.

  9. Nyapapi Petulo Muthathalika says:

    Bola lilibe mphamvu loika mitengo Mr E Phiri. Devish Polapola Party yalephera basi. Petulo walephera

  10. Kapoli says:

    Azimayi anyengedwa ulele chaka chino sizidaonekenso. Pafunika kupezelatu thumba la gondolosi chifukwa ntchito yo kwata yiliko chaka chino.

  11. E Phiri says:

    Like The Late Bingus Njala ngati imenei analamula kuti pasapezeke muthu okweza chimanga kupitilira pa mlingo wa boma akapezeka landani mavenda anapoira.Ndipo samapita kukasokoneza misika .ya ADMARC

  12. Kadakwiza says:

    Until today Malawians just cry and can’t act. In Malawi we don’t need to protest, but revolution. Revolution is the answer in Malawi if we want to change things. It’s now 52 years since Malawi got independence from Britain but still Malawians die of hunger. We need revolution period.

  13. E Phiri says:

    It is the president himself have the power to command these vonders to stop hihiking price like that

  14. Red Devil says:

    Do not politicise maize sales please. DPP 2019 is just too far; stop punishing innocent Malawians agalu inu.

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