Maize prices soar, social body seeks Malawi govt intervention

Maize prices are soaring, reaching K15, 000 for a 50-kilogram bag from K8, 000 just a few two months ago, prompting the Centre for Social Concern to ask for government intervention to protect the poor.

Mfungwe: Government need to protect the poor

Centre for Social Concern (CSC) monitors the cost of life by monitoring food prices every month.

Lucky Mfungwe, the programs manager for CSC said it was pity that subsistence farmers sold their maize to commodity vendors at low prices and they are buying back the same maize at higher prices, in some cases K200 per kilogram.

“There is urgent need for the government to cushion the maize prices to protect the poor,” said Mfungwe.

Mfungwe said it was too late for Admarc to start buying maize now, saying almost all the maize had been bought by commodity traders.

The CSC official said even if the maize was available, the K150 per kilogram price which Admarc wants to buy off the maize was an attractive as traders are offering K200 per kilogram for the same maize.

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namatetule
1 year ago

Also if what is being said about first and send lady is true, the two shopuld be arrested together with the one who instructed the release of funds. Awiri onsewa look like cartoons

namatetule
1 year ago

govt is busy with court issues. It will attend to maize milandu ikatha. Kodi popanga ma demo isnt this what we are looking for = so dont cry

dalo
dalo
1 year ago

God time is the best…..nthawi ikwana for dpp to reap what they are sowing

Mbwiye
Mbwiye
1 year ago

Let prices of our farm produce go up. A big chunk of farmers have maize stocks. Sometimes a malawi timadabwana tokhatokha. Tonanena kuti tipange libulolayizi economy yathu whereby wamachawi atengepo zake. Now zikuchitika choncho you get worried zoona? What you should know is that azungu do not want government participation on any trade. Ifeyo timangokakamira kuti admark ikhalepo. You know these cos were formed to substitute imports. Izi zimayenera kuchitika kwa mayiko amene alandira ufulu kumene because of lack of skills by its population. Now panopo the same azunguzi do not want the same govt cos. Thats why there is… Read more »

joseph Banda
joseph Banda
1 year ago

PEOPLE MUST LEARN TO WORK HARD, and its only prices will go down. They are busy demonstrating in the street while time is approaching to start preparing the gardens. Who grows maize must reap the fruits of his/her sweat. Let the parties encourage their supporters to start thinking about next harvst

Allan
Allan
1 year ago
Reply to  joseph Banda

Parliament always approves funding for Admarc to buy commodities from farmers in good time even before harvesting starts but Admarc and some selfish politicians delay the buying process until vendors buy it all so that they should say we did not have enough for Admarc to buy therefore they should source from outside. Typical Kaloswe style

THE APOSTLE
1 year ago
Reply to  joseph Banda

JOSEPH BANDA FUCK YOU….MALAWIANS ARE NOT LAZY USAMALANKHULE MOTUMBWA APA

GALU BWAKO POVERTY WILL KILL YOU….HOW CAN YOU INSULT MALAWIANS LIKE THAT???

I THINK UMADYA MANYI NOT NSIMA AND YOU DO NOT KNOW THE PAINS OF BEING A FARMER IN MALAWI.

TOSH
1 year ago

mmalo mwakuti apange subsidy chimanga ndipamene hule wina akutenga ndalama zokwana k30000000 kukapangira graduation ameneyunso timpangira demo yake

joseph Banda
joseph Banda
1 year ago
Reply to  TOSH

Can you give us proof that the money was from Treasury. What I read from you was the list of people going on that trip and their associated allowances in US$. As usual you the foul infested minded individual with your fellow devils rush to conclusion. What a pitiful person!!!

THE APOSTLE
1 year ago
Reply to  TOSH

TOSH,,,,,AGALU AMENEWA CHAKA CHAKE NDI CHINO TITHANA NAWO

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
1 year ago

the whole face masked looking like, mwanveka in his suit , a flag and flowers on the expensive chair,desk kumati atsitse nsonkho wa pa bread etini!!! ngati anthu amagonera bread than nsima!!! thats how cjeap polics is and its total bullshit kutionongera misonkho uku

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