Admarc manager arrested for selling fake fertiliser

Police in the central district of Ntcheu have arrested Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) depot manager and three other officers for allegedly selling fake fertilizers.

Police have identified the suspects as Tony Simoko, 38, Charles Kuntoliro 34 years old, Pindizani Kalikiliki,43, and Jonathani Kachokammanja 38 years old.

Hastings Chigalu Ntcheu police deputy Public Relations Officer told Nyasa Times that the suspects tampering with fertilizers bags meant for sale.

“They were opening fertilizer bags, took out some kilograms and replaced it with soil,” explained Chigalu.

Police managed to arrest the suspects following people’s complaints.

“People started returning the bags, the police and Admarc auditors intervened and managed to arrest the suspects.”

It was established that a total of 181 bags of fertilizers were tampered with.

“Most of the bags were weighing an average of 40 kgs per bag, meaning the other kilograms were soil.”

Investigations and internal audit further established that a total of 200 bags of maize could not be accounted for.

The total amount of the missing bags of maize and tampered fertilizers is K6,522.050.

The suspects are currently in police custody ready to appear in court to answer a case of “Theft by Servant contrally to section 286 of the Penal Code.

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MALAWI is a Republic of thugs and corrupt people.


Follow the route cause,and the issue must be taken seriously. Enriching themselves on the expense poor and innocent malawians. I hope stealing is illegal,so make sure use the white and black laws already available…

Chief activist

the fact is wether its the manager but reputation of Admarc haw been tarnished,,,,,,,,,,,is it…,,,,time to grow malawiam
ns this man has to serve life in prison bcoz his theft is as equally as killing


mmmm this is too much why stilling from poor people

milward mwale

The Malpratice is all over even in the private sector. Go to Mitundu, Nsundwe, Mchinji , Salima and all Districts and see what private fertilizer retailers are doing to farmers. Fertilizers is being siphoned before being sold to the helpless farmers. Caked and substandard fertilizers are all over. Private retailers are prefering to sale to vendors. Zobvuta.


Very useless


Awope ndati.. Corruption is all over Malawi.


besides, ADMARC personal are poorly paid. management bars them from joining trade unions.


Foolis pubic officers ,,,,,,,,,,,,,government should give stiff punishment to such culprits ,,,, many public servants are now used to still public resources for there own self enrichment. Why do you always want to survive on stolen items, while you’re paid…. Punish them together with mseven rotten ministers, and tractorgate public servants. Don’t just punish olnly those with small crimes, deal with culprits regardless of post in govt.police don’t tolarate corruption…. Deal with culprits.

Willie Chirwa

This shows how corrupt some of our ADMARC personnel are. Innocent farmers buying fertilizer to increase their yields to safeguard against food deficiencies but being sold sand. How do we eradicate hunger with such corrupt and greedy minds send them to Siberia as punishment

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