More maize arrive in Malawi from Zambia

Over 1,000 from a total of 100, 000 metric tonnes of maize purchased from neighbouring Zambia for food insecurity response has arrived in Malawi.

Some of the maize in stock at Admarc warehouse in Lilongwe -Pic by Roy Nkosi
Some of the maize in stock at Admarc warehouse in Lilongwe -Pic by Roy Nkosi

The maize is being stored in Admarc warehouses and will be distributed in the central and northern region Admarc depots for sale.

The corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, Foster Mulumbe said the process of transporting the maize is going on smoothly.

He added that he remains hopeful of Malawian transporters getting involved in the transportation process even though they have missed out on the latest consignment that is being offloaded.

“I have been assured by the supplier that they are in the process of clearing a list of Malawian transporters with the Ministry of Agriculture in Zambia. Therefore, the next consignment will include Malawian transporters and chances are high that the ratio maybe more than 50 percent,” Mulumbe said.

The Admarc Chief Executive Officer said measures have been put in place to ensure that the maize is not affected by rains in the transportation process or at their storage facilities.

Mulumbe assured Malawians that besides the maize it is currently receiving, Admarc already has adequate stock of maize being sold in their depots countrywide adding that the maize arriving will supplement its existing stock.

Government through the corporation has purchased a total of 300, 000 metric tonnes from Romania, Zambia and locally in a bid to avert the food crisis that Malawi is facing after last season’s harvest was heavily affected by adverse weather.

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5 years ago

Chimanga chikabweradi campaign yanu mudziti chiyani?

5 years ago

We understand you sir, my request to you is to stop the vendors not to buy maize to Admarc and sale on the streets, means need to monitor from the retailers because some of the people do bribes to the sales man in term of gating more bags while others are waiting on the queue. Justice need to pass to any whose doing wrong this people need to be arrested especially the vendors must stop cheating thier fell citizens.

5 years ago

Kodi ndalama anapereka Ma Bungwe ndi Maiko zija, Chimanga chake ndi chimene Chikudulachi eti?

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