Malawi Government has secured 100,000 metric tons of maize from the neighboring country Zambia, deputy director of communication, Halmiton Chimala has confirmed to Nyasa Times.
Chimala said Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and water development George Chaponda signed the deal in Zambia “to exempt its ban on all maize exports and deliver 100, 000 Metric tons of Maize to Malawi.”
He said Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu signed the deal on behalf of his government.
“The initial agreement with the Zambia Cooperatives Society to export 100, 000 metric tons to Malawi became invalid with the imposing of a ban on all maize exports by the Zambian government in April, 2016 but now all is well,” said Chimala.
Chimala said delivery of the 100metric tones will commence November 2016.