ACB says politicians influencing sale of Fisp fertilizer, Admarc maize

Graft busting body, the Anti -Corruption Bureau (ACB) has expressed concern that some politicians in the south were influencing the sale of tax payer funded Fisp fertilizer and Admarc maize.



The ACB’s crime prevention officer Susan Phiri told the media after she made spot checks in some Admarc depots in the south including Thyolo and Mulanje.

“In some places, we found them in groups with their people,” said Phiri.

Admarc public relations officer Agnes Chikoko said her organisation has received the report and forwarded it to relevant authorities.

In his new year address, President Peter Mutharika told ACB to uphold professionalism and independence and spare no sacred cows even in his own government.

Meanwhile, police have arrested 16 people in Mulanje and Thyolo. They were picked on various offences including corruption in the administration of Fisp and sale of Admarc maize.

The arrested included Admarc staff.

  • Matter of fact:

Earlier we had quoted Phiri as having mentioned DPP.  It was inaccurate.

She did not mention a political party but said politicians.

We unreservedly apologise to the Susan Phiri, ACB for the error. –Editor


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How did DPP party functionaries end up with fertilizer and ADMARC maize? Isn’t the fertilizer subsidy scheme and mauze sale handled by the Ministry of Agriculture in conjunction with ADMARC? That is why when there was news about the silos being full of maize, I commented that, that was not a guarantee that there will be no shortages of maize. I stressed that there was need to ensure a transparent and efficient distribution system and above board pricing mechanisms in place. This type of deplorable mismanagement of fertilizer and maize distribution and pricing calls for a Parliamentary enquiry in addition… Read more »
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cheers kudontoni.We know of course that you know the truth of the matter but atleast you have not defended your disgruntled members.Kutsalira whatever you call him minister of something is definitely coming to explode denying this even without finding out.This is happening and for sure Muthalira cant be aware because is not the one in control.Mwanamveka,George Chaponda,Henly mussa are the ones in control.Malawi not in safe hands


Shameful people.

Nyanga bira

Mumangetso a T/A

suspect zero37

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That’s Malawian politics l know. This program is not 4 the poor but the few dpp leaders .


Tisansmizanepo apa with or without politicians being involved our ADMARC is rotten, corruption too much and it is not in in the southern region ndi kulikonse ACB just do your work to control the situation


is it possible for DPP to stop airing what they are airing on MBC against JB plse urgently stop uwl be ashamed becaz we have the whole information and DPP will be shamed we have the details of the whole schene if u want names we can disclose can u plse keep quiet we are burning with anger

Beast Msonda

Then burn to ashes. otherwise if you had the whole information you would have given us the names rather than wasting your time here.

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