FISP coupons arrive in Malawi: Mwanamvekha says distribution starts Oct 8

Minister of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development Joseph Mwanamveka on Friday, September 21 led a team of members from his ministry to welcome this year’s fertiliser coupons for Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) that arrived by Emirates Boeng 777FSKY cargo A6 plane.

Mwanamvekha speaking to reporters after receiving the Fisp coupons

Mwanamveka at KIA supervising the arrival of the FISP coupons

In his remarks at Kamuzu International Airport, Mwanamveka said by receiving the four million coupons it means once farmers will plant with the first rains, fertliser shall be readily available when the time for application comes.

“This is a record achievement because it is the first time we have received all the coupons at once and earlier than in the previous years,” said Mwanamvekha

To ensure that right people should receive the fertiliser coupons this year, Mwanamveka said all the beneficiaries shall be required to produce national IDs.

“This will ensure that there is no fraud or corruption because the system will be able to flush out any double beneficiaries,” he said.

He said all the beneficiaries’ will be informed through radios especially the community ones in order to curb fraud and corruption.

The Minister urged members of the public to report to relevant authorities if anyone is found trying to sell the coupons.

“As government we can’t be everywhere, we rely on you people,” he said.

He said government will spend close to MK41.5 billion for the exercise and 1 million people are expected to benefit from the exercise an increase by 100 000 from last year’s figure of 900 000 beneficiaries.

Last growing season the coupons arrived on 29 September while second trench arrived on 13 October but for this year’s all the coupons have arrived at the same time.

A beneficiary is expected to receive 2 bags of NPK fertilizer and two bags of 23:10:5+6s and on top of that they will receive 5kg of maize seed, 7kg of rice and sorghum depending on choice.

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Harris Sakala
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Harris Sakala

These coupons do not help, full stop, it only creates ways of stealing money from the government accounts.

Mphwache
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Mphwache

These ministers have no work, they create work taking it away from clerks. FISD, I see somewhere imprinted with Lhomwe Belt. How many beneficiaries are there and where do they come from>

James
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James

Very sad, a minister welcoming coupons is time wastage. By the way, we have used coupons now for almost 25 years but no meaningful achievement has been recorded. Why are we failing to change our strategy? Malawi will forever remember Dr. Kamuzu Banda.

odyazake alibe mbili
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odyazake alibe mbili

makopon achepa kwambili

Hora
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Hora

A traditional chief should be able to take a list of the most vulnerable people who are in need of food to the senior chief who in turn takes it to the district commissioner for presentation to the most local high office,this kind of shared responsibility was the basis of trade and governance,one man should not be all over doing everything. No.

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

a Minister going to welcome coupons at the airport koma Malawi politics will kills us! Thus why developing will take ages here!!

MA D7 MA D6
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MA D7 MA D6

WHERE ARE OUR TRACTORS BOUGHT FROM INDIA USING TAX PAYERS MONEY ??? IN THIS 21ST CENTURY PEOPLE ARE STILL PLOUGHING THEIR FARMS/FIELDS USING HOES WITH BABIES ON THEIR BACKS !!!! HOW DO YOU EXPECT THEM TO IMPROVE THEIR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION ?? THIS IS ANOTHER MADALA /MATCHONA JOKE /MOCKERY AND INSULT TO MALAWIAN PEOPLE ( FARMERS )

Atcheya
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Atcheya

We are a joke of a natiom. Like, a whole Cabinet Minister going to the airport to “welcome” coupins!! Spare us the joke, pilizi chonde

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