Malawi government sets minimum prices for tobacco

Government has finally set minimum prices for tobacco ahead of the opening of the marketing season on April 25.

Tobacco in Lilongwe aution floors ready for market to open

However, Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) chief executive officer Kaisi Sadala could not immediately reveal the prices, saying TCC officials are yet to meet buyers and other stakeholders on the issue.

He said the meeting is expected to take place on Thursday.

Tama chief executive officer Felix Thole, without disclosing the minimum prices, said tobacco farmers will be impressed.

“The minimum prices are very good, farmers will smile, the minimum prices would benefit our tobacco farmers,” he said.

He said it was impressive that the government came up with the minimum tobacco prices after consultations with all key tobacco players.

Tobacco is Malawi’s top foreign exchange earner and contributes 13 per cent to the GDP.

Malawi has this year produced 205 million kilograms of tobacco against the market need of 101 million kilograms, triggering fears of low prices.

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blessings
blessings
3 years ago

palinso chobisa apa tanenani mitengoyo

analysis
analysis
3 years ago

Za zii, pali zobisa mitengo apa zinthu za public ngati izi. mpaka mtolankhani kusowa zolemba coz key issue is what is the minimum price he says the farmers will smile. He shud resign

phillips wanga
phillips wanga
3 years ago

The timing now is not on your side,one foot at Ndata while the state house can even hardly catch the glimpse of your blue cap.

Roll Out ATI Now
Roll Out ATI Now
3 years ago

Kicks of a dying horse

gwenenthe mwale
gwenenthe mwale
3 years ago

DPP you have to go whether you increase tobacco prize or not
just pack up and go
mwatibela kwambili misonkho yathu

NYABINGHE WARRIOUR
NYABINGHE WARRIOUR
3 years ago

its to late for the govt of DPP to please tobbaco farmers mwawazunza kwa nthawi yayitali alimi mukuganiza kuti alimi ayiwala, anthu ku dpp mumaganiza moperewera

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