The Salima Central parliamentarian Felix Jumbe has said that he is impressed with how maize is being delivered at the districts Admarc depot saying he does not see a room for hunger this year.
This has comes at a time when other people were complaining that local sellers are not given a chance to sale their commodities at the Admarc depots and the MP come to inspect this on Thursday after the allegations.
“I came here to inspect how the maize delivery is being handled, but with what I have seen this is what we need in the country, we have a lot of maize here, almost 60% of the storage space is already filled with maize,” said Jumbe.
He added that “There were some allegations that the depot is only receiving maize from foreign countries like Zambia, but that’s not true I have witnessed some local traders bringing in their commodities.”
The Member of Parliament commended the work Admarc is doing for allowing local and foreign suppliers to supply maize at their markets.
Commenting on the issue one of the local maize distributors Amidu Jali said that it is not true that other local traders are being denied access to sale their maize at the depots but the fact is they lack patience.
“The problem with these other local suppliers is that they always want fast cash in that when they are told to wait for their cash for some time they feel like they are being denied to sale their commodities at the market,” Jali said.
He said a good supplier should always be patient as they might supply their commodities and get their money at a later date.
So far the Salima Admarc depot which will be feeding Nkhotakota and other surrounding areas has received about 4, 000 metric tonnes and its capacity is 7, 000 metric tonnes.