Malawi govt preside over launch of faulty agriculture machines

Drama ensued during the launch of threshers at Cross Roads Hotel when the machines to be demonstrated at the launch were discovered to be faulty.

Launch with fualty machines - Photo by Alfred Chauwa
Launch with fualty machines – Photo by Alfred Chauwa

The function started with speeches as usual and testimonies on how threshers once adopted can help to increasing productivity on Soya, groundnuts, sunflowers and other seed crops.

Towera  Jalakasi, invention manager, at Malawi Oil Seeds Sector Transformation gave a long power point presentation asking Malawians to be innovative if they want to achieve in their business.

Dr Godfrey Ching’ani, director of crop production in the Ministry of agriculture commended the invention of the threshers which he said will complement government effort in achieving farm mechanisation.

Ching’ani said the machine will help farmers to shell soya beans almost faster than the farmers can do using hands.

However,  when time came to test the machines in the room the machine couldn’t shell the soya to the disgrace of the officials and guests, it was announced that the machine was faulty.

Guests were not happy in the room and questioned the reasoning of Mr Damaso for bringing faulty machines to the senior government officials to perform a launching ceremony on faulty equipment.

No apology was given to government officials and delegates for the flop before the master of ceremony had announced that another machine by Mike’s Trading is outside for the test as well.

While outside, the same thing happened.

The machine could not start bringing anger in the eyes of the delegates.

But after some effort the machine later started to demonstrate how the machine can help to shell soya, sunflower and other crops.


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