Karonga police blamed for illegal transportation of farm produce 

Authorities in Karonga the northern part of Malawi are attributing the increase of illegal transportation of crop production into the neighboring country to failure of Malawi police to crackdown on the smugglers describing the police laxity as a threat to the country’s food security.

New police car in Karonga  with Chief Kyungu

New police car in Karonga with Chief Kyungu

This came to light during Agricultural consultative committee meeting with councillors aiming at building the relationship with the community on how improve agricultural in the district.

The District Agricultural Development Officer Lonely Shaba said every year they encounter food shortage in the country especially in Karonga because most of people sell their crops out side the country illegally.

“Here in Karonga we have a big challenge during harvest time because most people sell their crops outside the country illegally which brings food insecurity in our district and the country as a whole Malawi,” said Shaba.

Shaba added that every year “we do sensitization meetings with the community on the dangers to sell their products to un know people but our effort seems not encountering hence with the councilors in place we are hoping that the conduct of illegal transportation of crops will be reduced in the district.”

Chairperson of Councilors in the district Emmanuel Kishombe blamed this on the police officers saying they help increasing the malpractice in the district.

“We really have that problem of illegal transportation of crops into our neighboring country but on the other hand the police contribute greatly to the malpractice as they allow the smugglers pass their roadblocks,” said Kishombe.

“We have talked with the police on the same to tighten the security on the roadblocks but it seems nothing is being done because even if our boarder is porous if the security is tighten the issue can not be there.”

Karonga Police Station Officer Almakio Daka declined to comment on the matter saying “we were not consulted that they are having a meeting, so how were they discussing issue of security without security personnel, the accusation is not worth it.”

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9 thoughts on “Karonga police blamed for illegal transportation of farm produce ”

  1. Namate says:

    I thought our economy liberised . Pple r justified to sell their farm produce outside malawi bcoz production cost is too high and admarc and lazy pple want to reap poor farmers by offering them a raw deal. Let govt push the price of maize to K10000.00 rather than K4000.00. This encourages slavery as some pple think that the peasant farmers should b used to grow maize on their behalf by offering them peanut prices without considering production cost which is currently beyond K6000.00 per bag of maize.

  2. Nde Mumafuna Tizigulisa Pa Ntengo Wo Cheap Osapeza Phindu, Ngat Akufuna Atisegulire Mtsika Koti Tizikagulisako Than Tolking Shit Pomwe Kumalawi Mtsika Kulibe Mavenda Amangotibela Basi, Kaya Tivutika Tilibenazo Ntchito What Mattars Ndikupanga Ndalama Zambiri, Karonga Ndi Town Ya Business Sitimangopangapo Izi Tikufuna Ma Flofit Ambiri Not Just Doin Business, Ndipo Tinasiya Kalekale Kudalira Boma Timapanga Dzathu, Chimanga Chikatha Tizidya Kondowole Ndi Mpunga Mwanva.

  3. njomba says:

    wow! Which market is readily available for maize in malawi? The government policy is weak, must bring market 4 the local farmers, not the bullshit

  4. Ndalema nanu says:

    chimanga ndi chawo ndipo ali ndi ufulu ogulisa komwe akuziwa kuti atha kupezako phindu lochuluka. so don’t put the blame onto the police but put it on our poor markets.

  5. KADONOSHA says:

    MWABANTHU TIKUSUZIKA WANYINU.MWENELONDO ROAD BLOCK YIKUTIVWIRA YAYE.IKUJUPHITSA EXCEEDING MIN BUS NA K150 MA REFUGEE WAKUJUMPHA NA MA K2000 IMAGNE.NGOMA ZIKUJUMPHA PARA DRIVER WAPERE K500 .ISE WAPOLICE AWA KUNO TIKUWAKHUMBA YAYE BOMA LIMANYE UKO LINGAWAYIKA.NAKO KUCHILUMBA WANTHU WAKUDANDAULA GALIMOTO YA POLICE WAKUTHIRA MAFUTA WAKUPOKA KWA WANTHU WA BUSNESS ACB IGWIREPO NTCHITO.

  6. Let the poor people of karonga sell their maize they need money to pay school fees buy other necessities and settle utility bills just like any other person the good thing is that they are selling the maize on their own and when hunger strikes they should be able to deal with it since they cant listen to the authorities on the issue of illegal sell of maize Karonga residents will be the ones to perish not the government ,me ,you or any other person Its their maize let them do as they wish with their produce Njala ikafika adzavutika okha and please nobody should blame the government come February . What can the Police do if someone says he wants to sell his maize to foot medical bills at the hospital do you reject that person honestly a normal good police officer who happens to a human being himself would feel for a fellow poor citizen and Give a go ahead

  7. Vyachalo says:

    Inde boma siyichitapo kanthu chifukwa apolisi ndiwo akudzembetsa chimanga powaloleza kuti zidutse.

  8. These are the Police officers responsible for aiding kuzembesa Chimanga. MARIAM ALAMSON, ENOCK LIVASON, CHIPITA, BANDEWANDE, SAPUWA, EMILY BANDEWANDE, JERE, CHIMATIRO……………. MUKAFUNA MAINA ENA, NDIKUUZANI

  9. jumujum says:

    Kodi amalawi mukuzemetsa chimanga makagulitsa maiko akunja, komatu musayiwala kuti February ikubwera yobvuta chakudya. Ndinu amene m’malankhula zamwano kuti Boma sichitapo kanthu pankhani yanjala pamene inu chakudya mukugulitsa kwa anthu ena. Apolice amangeni anthu mukagwira akugulitsa chimangacho.

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