Communities in central region block Admarc from removing excess maize

The Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc)  officials say some communities in central region are preventing officials from the state run produce company from moving excess maize to food shortage hit districts in the southern region.

Jumbe: They block trucks, in some cases even burn the trucks

Admarc acting chief executive officer Felix Jumbe said this on Wednesday when members of the Agriculture and Natural Resources committee of parliament visited some Admarc depots in Ntchisi.

“Some districts in central region have surplus maize but communities are preventing our officials from taking them for sale in the south.

” They block trucks, in some cases even burn the trucks. This maize will instead go bad,” said Jumbe.

He said the 4000 metric tonnes of extra maize are in Ntchisi, Kasungu, Dowa, Lilongwe and Mchinji.

“This poses a great risk as the maize will go bad,” he said.

The committee’s chairperson Sameer Suleman described the situation as shocking but faulted Admarc for not alerting his committee on the issue earlier, saying the matter required the committee’s attention at an early stage.

“You should have alerted us when the problems had just started. We need to work together and the media to sensitise the defiant communities  on the need to serve lives through smooth maize redistribution,”  Suleman said.

There have been violent scenes in Lilongwe and Mchinji as communities blocked lorries and trucks packed with maize bags from leaving Admarc depots.

Jumbe also told the parliamentary committee members that Admarc needs K150 billion to improve its operations and infrastructure.

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Nasingwe
Nasingwe
8 months ago

kodi Chaponda cimanga cija basi natural cause???? ku nzimba apolisi agwila klaliki kuti wasowetsa 11 million.
ya caponda inafera mmadzi
ya ntaba ya ma aliibino inafera mmadzi.
komishoni ya Chasowa ngakhale a boma anachulidwa inafera mmadzi
ya Canthunya inafera mmadzi
ya ndege inafera mmadzi
ya bakili 7 billion inafera mmadzi
ya mphwiyo inafera mmadzi
ya Odilo ndaazake inafera mmadzi
ya tractorgate inafera mmadzi.
okuba 11 million ku ndende with hard labour.
tiuzeni zoona.

kodi ndiekuti cisankho cikubwera ma komishona ake ndiomwewa acina kiliyoni ,nkosi pasta so, pasta so ,bishop so , dr so etc????????? ALL SHOT.
LINDANI MADZI

Che Wanimiliyoni
Che Wanimiliyoni
9 months ago

The Southern communities can hit back by switching off ESCOM power at Chingeni. Let them stay with their maize and we stay with our electricity. Why should we be subjected to blackouts in an effort to share the little power we produce while others can’t share the little maize they have?

Gembe
Gembe
9 months ago

Mlesi asadye. Kumwera akhale ndichawo chapansalu.

National CEO
National CEO
9 months ago

Surplus maize in Kasungu? I have visited Kasungu and a bag of Maize is seliing at K15,000.00.

Robson Chendawaka
Robson Chendawaka
9 months ago

Anthu aku mwela mudzilima chanu chimanga tatopa ndumakudyetsani anthu akuba amfiti

Mwini muzi.
Mwini muzi.
9 months ago

Ife tiyamba kulima Ku Mozambique poti able athu ambiri ali kumeneko. Tuwauzanso kuti abwere mwa unyinji wawo adzatithandize.

Reverend Ezekiel Jeremiah
Reverend Ezekiel Jeremiah
9 months ago

Let them grow their own. For many years centre and north has been feeding these people. What do they do?

mwaramwasa
mwaramwasa
9 months ago

anthu a nkhazi sangasinthe. njala yalowa ndale. asiyeni chiwaolere. dzanja lalemba.

Gwadautame
Gwadautame
9 months ago

I wonder if you are indeed a Reverend. Go and rest in Hell coz you are a son of the evil one

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