Admarc officials off to US to buy maize

Three senior officials of State produce trader Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) , including their biard chairman James Masumbu are in the United States  to buy maize, Nyasa Times understands.

Masumbu: Reportedly leading Admarc team

The trip comes at a time when two tax payers funded inquiries and the graft busting body, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) are investigating suspicious dealings in the procurement of maize which led to suspensions of Admarx CEO Foster Mulumbe.

Nyasa Times sources said others on the trip include Admarc deputy CEO Margaret Mauwa and director of Finance Henry Kanjewe.

The trip has shocked some section of Malawians, including the civil society who are describing it  as money and time wasting.

The three Admarc officials have gone to buy the maize when both Admarc and National Reserve Agency have  repotedly enough maize.

It is not known when the three would return to Malawi.

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Chitukuko
4 years ago

Late President Bingu dealt with hunger in 2008 -2009. Why can’t this government use those strategies he used to do away with hunger?

Ndakhumudwa ndi Muthalika ndi Amzake
Ndakhumudwa ndi Muthalika ndi Amzake
4 years ago

Peter and Chaponda stealing and trying to hide themselves by doing other worst mistake of misusing money through buyng maize that we already have, harvesting in 2 to 3 months period and maizegate issues with the Chaponda and DPP.

naphiri
naphiri
4 years ago

i heard we have enough and in a few months tikolola? this is very sad indeed.

charlie hebdo
charlie hebdo
4 years ago

US maize is GMO! Be careful

Rift Valley
Rift Valley
4 years ago

Haven’t we had enough scandals? This is sickenning and yet our President is sitting phwiii

luciusmlotha
luciusmlotha
4 years ago

I thought we’ve got enough maize

Will
Will
4 years ago

Someone educats me. Wby do we have an embassy?

bulutu
bulutu
4 years ago

So it is cheaper to buy maize than to grow when we can also increase our taxes through employment at the same time reducing unemployment. Don’t we have land and ready waters to grow in 3 months and harvest several times in a 12 month period? The lake has water from Karonga to Mangochi as well as furrow land along the waters. I see.

May be my school is too little to realize the whole issue.

lucius
lucius
4 years ago

I thought they say we have enough maize

lucius
lucius
4 years ago

This is nonsense mesa amati chimanga nchambiri?

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