Transporters accuse DPP officials of influencing agents at NFRA

 

Some of the trucks carrying maize ready for offloading. Pic by Linda Likomwa
Some of the trucks carrying maize ready for offloading. Pic by Linda Likomwa

National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) officials have engaged truck drivers into discussion after they protested on Thursday and Friday over the ruling Democratic Progressive Party officials on who comes first to transport maize.

The drivers have been chanting anti DPP songs and blocked roads, demanding transparency in the way they are allocated maize for transportation.

Some of the transporters said DPP officials issue instructions to NFRA staff to allow certain trucks offload or transport the maize, by passing others on the queue.

“Some trucks are on the queue for over a month whilst others just come straight to th gate, jumping the queue,” said a worried truck driver.

He then called on the DPP officials, whom they promised to shame, to stop interferring with the affairs at NFRA.

DPP officials feigned ignorance on the matter whilst NFRA officials said they were discussing the matter.

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Ungwelu
Ungwelu
4 years ago

Did Ministry of Justice or ODPP see he contract?

be humane
be humane
4 years ago

Manauella where were you to see all that? Very suspicious of you

Zaya
Zaya
4 years ago

When and how does Malawi develop herself when our own government can give an US$18ml contract to foreigners who will in any case repatriate proceeds of the country back to their countries and leaving Malawi with no foreign currency. Why not give the contract to Malawians who will obviously bank their profits back here at home and allow us to maintain healthy forex reserves. What is so difficult about sourcing maize that us Malawians cannot do? No wonder amwenye kuMalawi kuno amangolemelabe when us anuwake dziko wallow in poverty. Our governments current and past are so senseless and heartless and… Read more »

Baba wa Boyi
Baba wa Boyi
4 years ago
Reply to  Zaya

Are you that shallow? The maize is not being bought in Malawi, and you want the money to remain in Malawi? Malawi has no maize, the Asian will bring the maize from somewhere, where people grew it used fertilizer etc, and you want the money to remain in Malawi. You malawians has been tried and tested, you cannot honestly source maize, for $18 million, you would bring 18 million Kwacha worth of Maize. The Government is not heartless, rather practical. You seem to say, so long as the money is stolen by the local Malawian it is OK, no it… Read more »

Zaya
Zaya
4 years ago
Reply to  Baba wa Boyi

You are the shallow one. Who said l want the US$18ml to remain in Malawi? Read my comments over and over again and let it sink in your thick skull. Engage your brains and read before putting your unintelligent comments. I wrote about REPATRIATING PROCEEDS OF THE CONTRACT… It is not anybody’s business except for government to ensure they get what they paid for. They have all the institutions and legal instruments at their disposal to sue when they are short-changed in any contract. The Malawi Police is there. The Anti-Corruption Bureau is there. Justice Minister/Attorney General is there to… Read more »

Bikoko
Bikoko
4 years ago
Reply to  Baba wa Boyi

I Like it man

Davie
Davie
4 years ago
Reply to  Bikoko

Apart from that when it is said to be a deal, it doesnt always mean that there is cash readily available. sometimes the supplier is the one to fund everything until the commodity/service is delivered. Considering our suppliers it is not certain if one can deliver such deal with that tune in dollars in time and in good faith. I have to agree that there is no cashgate like here and the government is just trying to be practical. Lets not always criticize for the sake of criticizing otherwise we will not be taken serious.

Voyeur
Voyeur
4 years ago
Reply to  Zaya

Komanso amalawi tisamangokakamila ma contract a boma. The thing is capacity to deliver timakhala tilibe. Kusakhulupilirika kuli tho.

be humane
be humane
4 years ago

Even you transporters you are complaining today, how were you awarded the contract to transport the maize? Was there any open bidding? You are also DPP transporters. Nyasa, please tell us how these crying transporters found their chance to transport maize. Who do they belong to reveal to us before we start accusing who?

sabata
sabata
4 years ago

What has gone wrong with our country. It seems no one cares.

Manuela
Manuela
4 years ago

I saw a BMW car speed into capitol Hill and sign the contract and receive a telex transfer copy of 18m usd paid to a singapore account and flee off at 8pm from the OPC and authority was granted at the borders to allow trucks in.

Mkandawire
Mkandawire
4 years ago
Reply to  Manuela

Pls give more details if that is true

Manuela
Manuela
4 years ago
Reply to  Mkandawire

Manuela

Manuela
Manuela
4 years ago
Reply to  Mkandawire

I was present in the meeting Mkandawire. ST is away and so is BD so the game was played in the region of those accepting the transaction on emails. Ineyo Telex transfer copy ndilinayo,

Kanthu Ako!
Kanthu Ako!
4 years ago
Reply to  Manuela

So the Maize came?

Why are people complaining?

What seems to be the problem to warrant a story?

Voyeur
Voyeur
4 years ago
Reply to  Manuela

Uyambe kupemphera. Zonsezo unaziona iweyo. KĶKĶK

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