Government increases maize prices from K250 to K310 per kg

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has adjusted uowards the maize buying price from K250 to K310 per Kilogram (Kg).

PS for agriculture Gray Nyandule Phiri:  Some traders hoarding  maize

The ministry’s Principal Secretary (PS( Gray Nyandule-Phiri said ina statemened  made available to Nyasa Times that the move it to to encourage private entities who are keeping maize stocks to sell it to the government.

He said government is doing this in response to maize shortage in some parts of the country which face maize production deficit during the 2018/2019 season.

The government further said that it is convinced that the country has considerable stocks of maize being held by private entities including individual traders.

Said Nyandule-Phiri:“ The hoarding of the maize stocks has resulted in some parts of the country to experience food insecurity trap due to declining supply which has pushed retail prices up, making the commodity  unaffordable to the majority consumers.”

The government has since urged all traders, cooperatives and companies that are still holding maize to sell it at any ADMARC market or depot across the country.

Currently, government is experiencing shortfall of maize stocks in ADMARC depots.

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Mbonga Matoga
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Mbonga Matoga

DPP want to use that maize as a campaign tool during the upcoming elections rerun……..good news is that Malawians are more cleverer nowadays, they will receive the maize and vote against them in the end…..asova.

mmmm
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mmmm

Cholinga chanu a DPP ndikuti anthu asagule afe ndi njala. What kind of leadership is this gvt ?

Concerned malawian
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Concerned malawian

This government is simply stupid. This will do more harm than good as it will trigger worse price increase. Mutharika’s rule has been a nightmare for Malawi.

Mwenela
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Mwenela

Admarc should have been the first to buy the maize. But you left this task to vendors. They will not sell their maize to you. Sorry!
They are selling K18 000 per bag . Others K20 000. So they will not sell at K15, 000

ARENZY
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ARENZY

But where is the maize you have increased the price we are dying out here, we are not animals that we can be eating tubers

4444 Nooo
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4444 Nooo

What does that mean?
Why is this DPP government busy killing its pipo
What wrong has Malawians done
Tinalakwa chani

Nematodes
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When it is good news, you will see a DPP minister. To announce maize price increase, you will have a government PS of agriculture. Sounds familiar!

chimanga
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This is a lie. You just want to give your business partners super profits. Shame on you. Why did you not buy the maize from farmers earlier? Government without strategy. Extremely shameful

masa masina
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masa masina

Malawi is a free market. DPP should stop interfering with maize prices. Let the laws of supply and demand play their role.

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Government of the people. DPP woyeeeeeeeee

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