Bushiri’s cheap maize shakes Salima: Thousands scramble to buy

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s cheap maize sales has invaded Salima and reports shows thousands of people turning up to buy the staple.

Buyers queue for Bushiri’s affordable maize
Thousands of people turning up to buy Bushiri’s cheap maize
People started gathering as early as 2 am to have a share of the cheap maize.
Bushiri providing subsidized maize to Malawians in need

According to Bushiri’s spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo,  on Tuesday people started gathering as early as 2am to have a share of the affordable maize.

“The reception is shockingly amazing but we expected it. We knew when we were setting out that we are going to touch so many lives,” he said.

Bushiri is supplying maize that is selling at K5 000 per 50kg bag, almost a quarter of the prevailing market price in some districts.

So far, markets have been open in Ntcheu, Mangochi and Salima. On Thursday, Mzimba market will be open.

Late this week the team will be opening the market in Phalombe and Nsanje.

Estimates by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (Mvac) report indicate that the number of food-insecure people in the country rose from 1 062 674 in May 2019 to 1 879 391 in January 2020.

The May 2019 Mvac report projected that 1 062 674 people were at risk of food insecurity in 27 districts except Likoma during the 2019/20 lean season, with Balaka, Neno and Nsanje topping the list of higher population of food insecure people. Each of those districts have 25 percent of their populations food-insecure

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4 years ago

Signs and symptoms of a good leader

Dennis Bakomenge
Dennis Bakomenge
4 years ago

If Prophet Bushiri can sell 50 kg bag of maize at MKW5,000 (US$6.89) per bag and the Malawi Government through ADMARC are selling the same scare commodity at almost more than double the price, then people like Prophet Bushiri are the right calibre to be in leadership positions in this country. We don’t want leaders who have no time to improve productivity in agriculture so that the country is food secure. We are now more than 50 years since independence but we have nothing to show that we are now economically mature and grown ups but everyone is laughing at… Read more »

Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
4 years ago

One man working so hard to help malawians. Osamuthandiza olo ndi chabwino logistics zokha ayi ndithu. Mwinanso ndibwino. Apumbwa akanalowerapo akanayamba kubanso chimangacho ndikumapelewera

4 years ago

Do we have a government here in Malawi? An individual is able to make a change in peoples’ lives and yet someone angokakamila pa mpando but doing nothing. Busy protecting maudindo basi, you came just to torture Malawians.

Lomwe Belt
4 years ago

And what is the old man doing, paid for doing nothing

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