Bureau seizes repackaged expired fertilizer from Rab Processors Limited

Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has seized over 50 tonnes of expired fertilizer from Rab Processors Limited in Blantyre.

Fertiliser in the warehouse

The fertilizer, suspected to have expired last year, was being repackaged at one of the company’s warehouses in Limbe.

MBS Director General Davlin Chokazinga said the Bureau raided the warehouse after receiving a tip from members of the general public that the company was plannig to sell the expired fertilizer.

“We received a tip that Rab Processors Limited in Limbe have got a huge consigment of fertiliser which expired in October 2016 and some bags in December 2016 and they were rebagging the fertilizer into new bags, which are labled manufactured this year and expiry 2021.

“We thought that was a joke, but we did send our team to verify the claims and when they came here, they were shocked to find huge quantity of expired fertilizer being put in new bags so that they can put back on the market,” explained Chokazinga.

Chokazinga said the Bureau will take action accordingly as it is “matter of life and death”.

“Our economy agro-based and if we start giving our farmers rubbish, and rubbish will come and therefore the agricultural productivity will definitely go down. So, we will take proper action so that this practice is put to stop forthwith,” he added.

He warned other companies doing similar malpractices that the “Bureau is there and it will taken action ànd they will not like the action”.

There was no immediate comment from from comment the company whose Directors are reportedly outside the country.

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History Repeats
Guest

I work for a Mwenye myself who once said “khungu wanthu ndindalama. Munthu wakuda akaona khungu wanthu amaona ndalama. ngakhale waPolice samanga ife. Akabwera kumanga ife, ife apatsa ndalama. Apita auza bwana wake sitidapeze. Anawona inu ife ali kaidi?
Mr Chokazinga is a liar. His same organization found same Indians re-packing hundreds of tons of expired SALT.
last year at Maone. They got bribed and let them repacking. We have eaten the whole lot.

concerned citizen
Guest

Never trust an Indian !!!! Our government and institutions entrusted with the mandate of checking out such commodity suppliers need to be vigilant in their duties in order to safeguard Malawians from such malpractices.

tony
Guest

this is problem for Donors they want subsidy fertiliser to be distributed directly to farmers instead of Ministry of agriculture where tests can be done and expired or substandard fertiliser can be reuturned to suppliers Subsidy programme is only benefitting the suppliers and not the farmers, as farmer who gets 2 bags expired fertiliser is he going to test the fertilizer

Wakuchanya
Guest

BRAVO MBS!

Mbofayani
Guest
Come on MBS , its time you started showing your true professional ethics. Its not only Rab in my opinion. There are indeed a lot more Indians that are taking Malawians for granted. The problem is that the Bureau has more corrupt officers to say the list. We are eating rubbish in the name of Investors because they get kick back all the time. Just some months ago , one the once reputable Biscuit Manufacturing Company was using water from the Mjigo to manufacture biscuits and snacks. They came and got what they wanted!!!The oil being used to process the… Read more »
James
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kodi abale inu a nyasatimes dont you have ma editors kuti aziona kuti mwatayipa chani? galamala yolakwika eish zamanyazi ndithu zamanyazi…raw stuff

CHAMBU NJUWI
Guest

EXIT RAB PROCESSORS FROM THE 2017/2018 SUBSIDY PROGRAMME. THIS SHOW THAT THIS WAS TRENDING ALL ALONG. BRAVO MALAWIANS WHO WENT AND TIPPED MBS. PLEASE MBS INTRODUCE TIPS FOR SUCH PEOPLE

jagaya
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The stupidy we have done since Muluzi time is letting the economy controlled by Indians

Me an me
Guest

The are indians they will walk scot free, if it was a Malawian doing this he was going to be arrested immediately

Black people in Malawi wont develop cause they hate each other and dont want to see a fellow black man progress

So many things come like this concerning indians and they go quite after a week, where is the issue of Lido Electricals, where is Siku transport issue? All burried cause its indians

Malawi makes me sick

Mwana Alirenji
Guest

Very Proud of you MBS guys on your move and of late we have seen and heard progress. Koma musiye cutting deals with amwenyewa ndi ma Chinawa kumangolowesa zilizonse mzikomuno tizakuyalusani. There are more out there koma bola osatumiza tiana kuti azititseka pakamwa with ma banzi. Fairtrade Association good job too but stiffen the penalties. Lets put checks and balances on these corporations exploiting us.

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