Admarc chief rejects lack of openness, transparency in maize purchase

Grain markers, Admarc has flatly denied accusations from some donors and NGOs that there is no openness and transparency in the way the government is buying maize in view of the acute looming hunger.

Admarc CEO Foster Mulumbe: Zambian maize ready for distribution to Admarc depots
Admarc CEO Foster Mulumbe: We give information

Foster Mlumbe, the chief executive officer of Admarc said his institution gives out all necessary information to relevant authorities who need it.

DfID, IMF and Oxfarm officials have lashed out at the government for lack of openess and transpaency in the purchase of maize.

Mlumbe said this year it has bought 100000 metric tonnes of maize when same time last year it had bought just 21000 metric tonnes.

“We have all the information, all the figures with us, we can share,” he said.

However, Agriculture committee of parliament chairman Joseph Chidanti Malunga said Admarc is shrouded in secrecy.

“We summoned Admarc officials to find out how the purchasing of the maize is going on; we want to find out where they are buying the maize,who is purchasing the maize, where are they buying, how much has been sourced and how much is yet to be bought,” he said.

He said the committee was not satisfied with the answers as the Admarc officials, he said, lacked openness and transparency on the matter.

Malunga also said the committee has given Admarc seven days to open its markets.

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5 years ago

Pamenepapa cash gate yayenda kale, tikhalira zomwezi a Malawi.

fearing MACRA
fearing MACRA
5 years ago

Some statistics to add to the empty statement made by the admarc boss. 100,000,000/17,000,000 = 5.88kg/person. If we divide by the number in dire need we get less than 16kg/person. what about if we add those that routinely buy maize during lean season?

5 years ago

How much did DFID, OXFAM, IMF give to ADMARC for maize purchases? The reporters should have asked this.

5 years ago

What a stupid comment.
We are looking to find out how ADMARC is carrying out its operations in a clear and transparent manner, so as to avoid another Cash Gate

chimzimu Chonyasa
5 years ago
Reply to  What??????

ADMARC officials have turned themselves into suppliers and buyers of maize! This is high level cash gate KKKKKKKKKKKKKK

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