3 arrested for contravening Admarc’s decree: ‘Buy 10kg of maize only’

Three people of Luchenza in Thyolo district will be standing before a court soon for contravening a decree set by government that the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) should sell a rationalized maximum of ten kilograms of maize per person in the wake of food shortages feared to hit the country this year.

Queing for maize at Admarc depot

Queing for maize at Admarc depot

Thyolo police spokesperson Edith Kachotsa confirmed the arrest of Charles Makondetsa (43), Kelvin Kambuwe (42) and Charles Makawa (42).

The three, according to Kachotsa, were arrested for “buying 20 kilograms each instead of the set 10 kilograms.”

Kachotsa said the arrests were made after other buyers, who were unhappy with the development, tipped the police.

She said the three were expected to appear before a court of law soon to “answer charges of conduct likely to cause the breach of peace.”

The three hail from the area of Traditional Authority Nasenda in Thyolo district.

Malawi suffered devastating floods the last season which left hectares of farm land with crops obliterated. As one way of helping the citizenry, government has stocked Admarc with maize which is being sold in rations.

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I don’t understand how buying 10kg will help solve or avoid the coming food shortage because of the floods? I would have liked to read more so I can understand more. also it says the government decreed. is there a difference between decree and law. Does it also apply to the Malawi elite, can they also only buy 10kg? perhaps some more circumspect will allow for perhaps a better system to deal with the food shortage?


arrest the gays resbians not the food fetchers

masa masina

Have we better things to than arresting people for buying 20kg of maize. Be serious.


u guys uhave time to play why cnt u arrest those who sell not the person who is buying that is nonses


This is madness, There is no case here. Which law have the three contravened? Let anyone who knows the three to come to me and represent them in court. Admarc will pay them heavily for the silly arrests or the police whatever.



what a sad story to read! Zoona as a country we are failing to feed ourselves? This is why we are rated the poorest in the world. All we’re good at is tribalism, hatred, njala, nthenda ndi nsanje. We vote on tribal lines instead of voting for people with clean records, goodwill and know how to take the country forward. Look now, this is happening in Luncheza, the epicenter of Mulhakho. Mumavotera Mr. Ibu thinking he will share his stolen K92 billion with you and your malnourished children. You see now we are suffering together while the country stagnates and… Read more »

Paying for voting APM in government! 10kgs adya anthu angati masiku angati. It means ever other day someone must be going to ADMARC. Shameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


So government is lying that there is enough maize. Why ration the selling of maize if we have a lot? This DDP govt has a lot of madeya in it and they are contributing to retarded growth for our development. What will one do with 10 Kgs of maize? Most of our Malawian families are 5-7 people on average. What does 10 Kgs mean? God Bless Malawi.


OC and you vehicle load alot of bags of maize. Have ever arrested them.All police men buy more than / and 50kg each.Mwayamba KUTENGA ANTHU NGATI ZOWETA ETI? swine zanu.Stupid police dog

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