Mutharika fires warning shots to politicians influencing Admarc sales

President Peter Mutharika has fired warning shots to politicians influencing the sale of maize in Admarc markets.

Mutharika fires warning shot

Mutharika fires warning shot

Mutharika said this as he opened a Cotton Ginnery factory in Balaka.

President Mutharika said the government would deal severely with any politician caught politicising the sale of maize at tax payers funded Admarc markets.

His comment comes weeks after an graft busting body, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) that say some politicians in southern region were influencing the sale of maize in Admarc depots.

ACB officials said they had seen influential politicians in groups with their party followers at Admarc depots.

The ACB did not mention a party linked to the politically influenced selling of maize at Admarc depots but Nyasa Times understands its the ruling Democratic Progressive Party.

President Mutharika did not say what punishment the politicians would get but courts have been fining money ranging from K10000 to K15000 for those successfully prosecuted in dubious purchase of maize.

Meanwhile, Karonga Admarc depot reopened on Monday afternoon after a dozen armed police guarded the depot following a fracas which happened earlier that day.

The people broke into the storerooms which store the bags of maize accusing the authorities of conniving with vendors to sell the maize hence the slow movements of the queues.

Authorities at the Admarc depot blamed the long queues to many people who came to buy maize saying the depot at the boma was the only market with maize the whole district.

Minister of Information Jappie Mhango said maize could not be offloaded in other Admarc market outlets due to bad conditions of roads.

Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of the influential Catholic church at Karonga Diocese described as inhumane for people especially women and children to spend hours on end to access just a 20kg of maize at Admarc depots.

Maize in Admarc depots sells at K5500 per 50kg, vendors are selling the same bag at K9000.

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16 thoughts on “Mutharika fires warning shots to politicians influencing Admarc sales”

  1. Tukombo says:

    Not impressed!

  2. Benjones says:

    We want action not words APM. If you really mean that start firing your ministers and mp’s who have totally failed.

  3. Feston jeke says:

    Kuno ku manyowe thumba la 50 kg 12000mk,

  4. Judge 1964 says:

    The ruling party is using MPs and Ward Consellors to threatenes ADMARC officials to give them bags of maize whch in turn they are donating to hospitals, shame to tax payers who are struggling to access and yet its bought using their taxes

  5. KAITANO says:

    A PRESIDENT MUSAKHALE NGATI MUKUUZA ANA KODI MMENE MUNAYAMBIRA KUCHENJEZA MUJA MUDZAPANGA LITI ANTHUWO AKUUZANI KUTI NDI AUJE NDI AUJE KOMA MUKUNYENGERERA MAVOTI 2019 KOMA CHOKUTI MUDZIWE MULUNGU AKUWONA ZONSEZI MUPHUNZIRE CHINTHU ICHI JOYCE BANDA ANAKHALA PRESIDENT KWA 2YRS YOKHA ANTHU SANAMUSANKHENSO NDE CHINGAKANIKE NDI CHANI ANTHU OSAKUSANKHANINSO OKAY TIDZAWONA ZIKOMO KADYANI

  6. Democtritic Party says:

    An empty tin making the loudest noise. This man’s head is full of mixed rubbish. After firing these warning shots, he will not remember what he said until he is asked to fire more shots elsewhere. Paja amagona aluyenda. Kabichi. Reminds me of one late Zambian president. Thank Democracy. A choice of the mob.

  7. Matako says:

    A clueless president without machende who thinks talking loud and making noise will scare off his corrupt hand clappers. \the fish rots from the head. \you are very corrupt yourself and how do you expect your followers to take you seriously. Charity begins at home Mr president. Clean your own home first

  8. Moya says:

    Political talk basi but we all know which politicians from which party have influence on the sales of maize at admarc. Only fools will think this is really a warning shot. Water gun with no effect it is. God save our nation.

  9. Democratic Progressive Party says:

    An empty tin making the loudest noise. This man’s head is full of mixed rubbish. After firing this warning, he will disappear until he is once again reminded of the need for another warning.

  10. 20 kg maize ration says:

    Walk the talk and with the case at hand of the Ntcheu DPP Member of Parliament

  11. Pitala Paulendo says:

    When will he stop firing warning shots and instead institute inquiries into the MEC, ADMARC, dubious selling of land at the Lands Ministry, dubious awards of scholarships and training in exchange for money or party loyalty, and above all Cash gate cases that are straightforward and are taxing the poor their lives???

  12. John Chilembwe says:

    Kodi zikitani? Mmesa munkayenda ndi Nkhokwe? That’s blasphemous.

  13. Kenkkk says:

    Be very tough apm, especially with your dpp gurus who are politiciding the maize whine people are starving.

  14. The Analyst says:

    Muthalika is a master of naked warnings in this world. He gives bare serious warnings to nationals as if he is issuing warnings to his toddlers or picnic for failing exams at gindergarten schools.This is how muthalika of malawi is different from magufuli of tanzania.

  15. thapatula big farter says:

    This is the old toothless dog good at barking only. Jappie Mhango is looking at you arrogantly on the picture, telling patients in hospital to start raising their own food by tilling the soil at the hospitals.Whats that? What have you done to Jappie, not even reshaffling him.Over my dead bodies.

  16. The Analyst says:

    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    APM, “actions speak louder than words” is one of the most common and popular sayings in our world, yet this seems to have escaped your ears?; or never have they heard it before?

    Its sad that despite the ACB making a priceless tip and revelation that some politicians are influencing the sale of maize hence tarnishing the non-existent image of your government, all you can do as a response, is fire warning shots at nobody.
    Does it matter how many or powerful the shots are, if they are just shot in the air or in the empty dark room or at nobody? APM penapakensotu mmandigwetsa mphwayi nsaname iai.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    Are you sure that, instead of having a tete-a’-tete with the ACB, and getting the specifics, hence crushing the balls of these enemies of progress (politicians), all you can do is warn them? You think you have a voice that can threaten? Ha! Why do people always overestimate themselves?
    . . . What kind of a father but an idiotic drunkard doesn’t know that just saying “Mwana iwe ndikukwapula”, “ndikukwapula” does not deter an unruly child from misbehaving?
    . . . What kind of parent but a useless village crier, doesn’t know that a child’s mistakes and misdemeanour are a shame even to the father and the whole family?
    . . . What happened to killing one and warning a hundred?

    A a, you need to act more and talk less! Otherwise, truth be told; you have not the voice that can threaten anyone, not even a wingless bird or legless lizard or tailless rat.
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

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