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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Tukombo
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Tukombo
8 months 5 days ago

Not impressed!

Benjones
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8 months 7 days ago

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

Feston jeke
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Feston jeke
8 months 7 days ago

Kuno ku manyowe thumba la 50 kg 12000mk,

Judge 1964
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Judge 1964
8 months 7 days ago

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

KAITANO
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KAITANO
8 months 7 days ago

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

Democtritic Party
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Democtritic Party
8 months 7 days ago

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.

Matako
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Matako
8 months 8 days ago

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

Moya
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Moya
8 months 8 days ago

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.

Democratic Progressive Party
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Democratic Progressive Party
8 months 8 days ago

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.

20 kg maize ration
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20 kg maize ration
8 months 8 days ago

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

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