Another arrest in fake maize seed syndicate: Lucy Mwitha of Kulima Gold

Police in Dedza have arrested 25 year old woman, Lucy Simengwa Mwitha who works with Kulima Gold shop as Manageress after being found in possession of fake maize seeds which she was selling at her personal shop in the same district.

Lucy Mwitha: Arrested
Lucy Mwitha: Arrested

According to Dedza Police Deputy Publicist Constable Cassim Manda, Mwitha was arrested on Monday afternoon after they got a tip from official who works with one of the leading seeds producers Monsanto Limited who was on inspection tour in the district.

Last month Police in the same district arrested another woman Catherine Kachipande who was found packing fake maize seeds at her compound.

The arrests come in the wake of Seed Trade Association of Malawi (Stam) secretary general Nessim Nyama has warned farmers to be on high alert when buying maize seed as fake versions have flooded the market.

Stam encourages farmers to buy from agro-dealers.

There has been spate of arrests of unscrupulous traders packing and selling fake maize seed in several parts of the country.

According to National Police spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa, three cases have so far been reported in Mwanza, Dedza and Limbe in Blantyre.

The fake seed syndicate is deceiving as it packs the product in genuine packaging but with fake seed

Mwitha hails from Chisankhwa village in the area of traditional authority Maulambia in Chitipa district.

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Zikatha
Zikatha
5 years ago

You can’t tell it’s a fake seed until it germinates. Even those from Mosanto can fail to sprout. A seed is a seed. Ife kwathu timadzala ya lokolo and imamera. Palibe nkhani apa. Munamva kuti mbewuyo sikamera?

Phwado
Phwado
5 years ago

These assholes must be extremely punished.I also bought fake seeds in area 23 tank from a certain seed/farmers shop close to chigayo and i yielded nothing.I lost alot of money.F**+k them!

Fro,m Chitipa
Fro,m Chitipa
5 years ago

Bongololo sadzolela mafuta pagulu umayenda mmbali la 40 lakwana basi kkkkkkkkkk

Mwai
Mwai
5 years ago

What a shame!!

Dyetsani Njomba
Dyetsani Njomba
5 years ago

Everything is fake in Africa.

choka phiri
5 years ago

Abale asikana kufuna kulemela. Shame.

sifiso gebuza
5 years ago

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeh!

Tengupenya
Tengupenya
5 years ago

Where are they getting the packaging? Are printers cheating the authentic orders by over printing orders and selling genuine packaging to the fraudsters?

ramsay snow is a nice guy when you get to know him
ramsay snow is a nice guy when you get to know him
5 years ago

akuwoneka kuti angakometu ameneyu

Steven &New generation
Steven &New generation
5 years ago

Thanks for a job well done of arresting this educated savage who deserve immediate dismissal from her work. Dz has hard working farmers and their literacy level is very low according to that research and selling them fake seeds is criminal to them and Malawi as a whole. Pliz deal with this thief as already done with Kachipande. azimayi mwatani kubaku?

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