Chakwera assures of improved Affordable Inputs Program: Warns sexual offenders

President Lazarus Chakwera on Wednesday assured Malawians of improved network for Affordable Inputs Program (AIP) currently being faced by farmers when purchasing the inputs.

Chakwera: I am aware that AIP is being faced by network problems

Speaking during a brief stop at Kamuzu Road in Salima on Wednesday, on his way to Lilongwe from Mangochi where he spent three days of rest, Chakwera said government is aware of the network glitches facing the program and that it is working towards rectifying it.

He has since advised people in the country to remain calm as government officials work on the problem.

“I am aware that the program is being faced by network problems. As government, we are working tirelessly towards rectifying the problem to ensure that every deserving farmer who is yet to buy the inputs buys them.

“Let me ask everyone to remain calm as we continue working on the problem. Do not despair because everyone who is supposed to benefit from the program will have a chance to buy the inputs once the problem is rectified,” said Chakwera.

He, however, warned vendors who are jeopardising the system by dubiously buying the farm inputs at the expense of poor Malawians to immediately stop or risk being jailed.

“The program targets subsistence farmers and not vendors who would like to take advantage of the program to advance their business desires.

“Let me warn you that government will not tolerate that and will make sure that once you are found you face the law,” said Chakwera.

The President also took advantage of the stop-over to issue a strong warning to rape and defilement perpetrators of stiffer punishments if they continue to victimise young girls and women.

Speaking amid escalating reports of rape and defilement cases in the country, Chakwera said his government is concerned, hence instituted a task force to look into such cases so that girls and women who are mostly victims are protected.

“It is disturbing to learn that children and women are being defiled and raped every day. I would like to warn you that government will not tolerate this malpractice.

“Everyone found perpetrating these offences will face the law,” he further warned.

Recently, there have been reports of increased rape and defilement cases across the country, a development that forced some quarters of the society, including the Association of Women in Media (AWOME) to march and present a petition to Parliament to demand stiffer punishments for perpetrators.

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Chilambantaka
Chilambantaka
11 days ago

The problem is not the vendor. The problem is the government itself. If the tonse alliance government was honest to it’s people during the campaign period prior to the elections, I think these problems could not be there. As a matter of fact the vendor u r accusing today of buying the fertilizer from the distributors is also a Malawian who is entitled to a share of the nation cake. Be reminded that u promised the people of Malawi that it will be universal subsidy where everyone will be allowed to buy the fertilizer at a cheap price and its… Read more »

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 days ago
Reply to  Chilambantaka

Rubbish head

Just
Just
11 days ago

People should be patient when the rains are already here? Too much to ask

Manyalira Mhone
11 days ago

Aaaa just go away Mr Talktalk no action president.

The Sniper
The Sniper
11 days ago

Uchila cadet iwe, chililime chachitali ngati Bilimankhwecho!

Manyalira Mhone
11 days ago
Reply to  The Sniper

Mbuzi iwe wa Yufi. So you don’t want your president to be criticized? Aliyense wopanga criticize basi cadet? Uchila ndiwe because we will never stop criticizing him for his inefficiencies and contradictions. Fuck you.

Citizen
Citizen
8 days ago
Reply to  The Sniper

It’s wrong to conclude that anyone who critiques this government/ president belongs to DPP. Infact those critiquing are helping the government/ president more than the blind followers.

chasika chakwera
chasika chakwera
6 days ago
Reply to  The Sniper

Mr Sniper u r just useless as a toilet paper.

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 days ago

Cadet 🦆

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
11 days ago

The network system glitches is just a fraction of the whole problem. The problem is that officials use the very system glitches as an escape goat to indulge in corrupt practices of selling the inputs. People are paying bribes from K500 to K3000 per ID or per bag depending on where you are.If you don’t abide, you won’t buy. Some will ask as to why can’t they report to Police, but police around the areas are also part of the system. These practices if not dealt with will lead to vendors buying 75% of all the inputs and I can… Read more »

Last edited 11 days ago by Mwini muzi
ERUTU
ERUTU
8 days ago
Reply to  Mwini muzi

Ice age antics

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