Chakwera says Malawi govt has been stealing from farmers through FISP

In a damning condemnation, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera Friday says President Peter Mutharika’s move to reduce Farm Input Subsidy Programme (Fisp) fertiliser prices to K5000 is a confirmation that it has all along been ripping off farmers.

Chakwera: MCP presidential hopeful

Chakwera made the remarks following the presentation of the 2020/21 budget by Minister of Finance Joseph Mwanamvekha in Parliament Friday.

During his presentation, Mwanamvekha said Fisp is now at K38 billion, which will have about 1 million beneficiaries further saying 100,000 families, would get free fertiliser and farm inputs.

However, Chakwera questioned government’s timing to slash down the prices.

“The government has conceded today in Parliament that it has been stealing from its citizenry by failing to reduce fertiliser prices,” he said.

Chakwera said this when he addressed a campaign rally in Mzimba district.

He said when MCP gets into power, he will fight plunder of public resources, theft and corruption, saying “Vilekeke! [it must stop]

Malawians are expected to vote for presidents in the June 23, 2020 scheduled elections.

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Mwini muzi.
3 months ago

He is an example of thieves. He received K20m from her government loot, he received a car and lots of cash from Simbi’s corrupt money from South Africa; all these he accepted whilst knowing their evil source. What a crappy Pastor seeking to access account number 1.

Banda
Banda
3 months ago

Time DPP and -UDF corruption ends been 26 years of selfish indulgence VOTE CHANGE move forward to benefit all Malawians

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
3 months ago

Total nonsense

Noxy
3 months ago

Chakwera doesn’t impress me at all.

Fatchness
Fatchness
3 months ago
Reply to  Noxy

Do u suppose you impress him? Just asking

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
3 months ago

Mwagwa nayo. Boma limabwedza kaye ngongole kunja zija za CASHGATE nde pano anamaliza ngongole ija nkona aganiza zotsitsa mtengo panopa. Nde a chakwera msatayepo nthawi apa ndi mabodza anuwo zigawenga inu

Tule
Tule
3 months ago

Does not make sense.

Lameki
3 months ago

Alibe mfundo awa

ERUTU
ERUTU
3 months ago
Reply to  Lameki

Ndani?

Herb
Herb
3 months ago

Tengani umboni pitani ku police bas

ERUTU
ERUTU
3 months ago
Reply to  Herb

DPP is going no mess about this. Thriving on milking the THIN COW 🇲🇼 all this time

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