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.
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.