Mulli, Chipiku, ETG, Afriventure top list of approved fertiliser suppliers

ETG Inputs Limited, Afriventure Blantyre Limited, Malawi Fertilizer Company and Worldwide Wholesalers are topping the chart on the companies awarded contract to supply farm inputs under the maiden Tonse Alliance government’s  Affordable Input Programme (AIP).

One of the key promises for the Tonse Alliance was universal reduction of the price of fertiliser from the current K23 000 to K4 495 per 50-kilogramme bag

This is according to the letter the Director General of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA), Elias Hausi, has written to the Smallholder Farmers Fertilizer Revolving Fund of Malawi (SFFRFM).

The letter, which Nyasa Times has in its possession, shows that ETG Inputs Limited and Afriventure Blantyre Limited have been given 30, 000 metric tonnes each and they are expected to get K9 billion each.

Dalitso General Suppliers and General Dealers will supply 7,000  metric tonnes of UREA and another 7,000 metric tonnes of NPK for which it will cart home K4.5 billion.

Chipiku Stores has been awarded to supply a combined 14,000 tonnage and will get K4.2 billion, followed by Worldwide Wholesalers and Malawi Fertilizer Company, which have been assigned 12,000 each and will receive K3.6 billion each.

Mulli Brothers Limited comes fourth on the ladder and has been awarded to supply 10, 000 metric tonnes for which they will get K3 billion.

The implementation of the AIP has generated anger and disappointment majority of Malawians who think they have been short-changed on the promises the Tonse administration made during the campaign prior to the fresh presidential election.

Throughout the campaign period, President Lazarus Chakwera and his Second In Command, Saulos Klaus Chilima, pledged to deliver a universal fertilizer subsidy.

But Mlusu,  in delivering a budget statement in parliament, pledged that the Affordable Inputs Programme [AIP] will reach out to 4.2 million farm families

“In the 2020/2021 financial year, government will implement the Affordable Inputs Programme where all the 4.2 million farm families will be provided with cheap farm inputs.

“This, Madam Speaker, is not far from being a universal subsidy program assuming an average family size of four people, which gives approximately 16.8 million people that will be covered under this programme out of the 17.6 million people in Malawi. In this regard, Madam Speaker, there is no sampling of farm families to benefit from this programme as every smallholder farmer is covered,” he said.

According to the statement, each farming household will purchase two 50 kilogramme bags of fertiliser at K4 495.00 per bag using an AIP electronic system which will replace paper coupons.

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Dr Hage
Dr Hage
1 month ago

So where is the free fertiliser? All Tonse is doing is fertilisering all the corrupt suppliers. At least DPP took the bribes but delivered the fertiliser to the poor.

Justice for all
Justice for all
1 month ago

Here we go again chofuka ndikukagula ndi ndalama basi doesn’t matter how ur attitudes is or bad characters mone can correct that

Benjones
Benjones
1 month ago

Very disappointed. Same game repeating. Malawi can not change.

Banda
Banda
1 month ago

With the world price of Black Sea Urea at $250US good of the Government to pay these suppliers $400US per tonne. Better next year plan better and have Admarc or another Goverment office order directly from the suppliers factory the 80,000 tonnes of fertilizer

WaWa2
WaWa2
1 month ago
Reply to  Banda

Contracts for fertiliser, pharmaceuticals and school notebooks is where corruption thrives. The contract awards to Mulli, Worlwide and Chipiku and all the others who paid Bingu $40 per tonne of Fertilizer awarded to them shows that under Tonse nothing has changed.

Last edited 1 month ago by WaWa2
Mandimu
Mandimu
1 month ago

Koma Mulli ndi a mdala kuwatukwana achina chilima ndi chakwera….kuba 3 billion ku MSB kupuputidwa misozi ndi 11 billion pano Chilima ndi Chakwera nkuzamupepesaso ndi 3 billion kuti sanatukwane kwambiri

Last edited 1 month ago by Mandimu
Chiccoh Benard
1 month ago
Reply to  Mandimu

Hahahaha polan Moto please

Gwede Mantashe
Gwede Mantashe
1 month ago

Zina kambu zinaleku.
Kodi zachikwangwani ku BT zilipati?
Dziko gwede*2 ndi mawu okha aja basi
Atumiki ASATANA ali zitiwonongela bizinezi.
Fotseki.
Mudzawabweza tsiku lina pakhalekhale

Luckson
Luckson
1 month ago

Mulli brothers still benefitting in new political dispensation??? Very interesting

BigMan
BigMan
1 month ago

Akuti AIP has generated anger amongst Malawians?! Which Malawians are you referring to Mr journalist?

People are intelligent enough to know the current covid 19 impact on the economy, the AIP is a bloody good start.

Peace
Peace
1 month ago
Reply to  BigMan

chicken brain

The Sniper
The Sniper
1 month ago
Reply to  Peace

I dont see any different with your brain as well if that one is chicken brain

Kangaroo
Kangaroo
1 month ago

Ngati boma lapanga accommodate Muli it’s okay ka a muli asiye kuika chinyengo mfertilizer, Monga kuxhepesa makilograms, Komanso asakhale okhaokha nkupanga misika Madera onse adzikolino ayi.

Maga
Maga
1 month ago

We seem to be dancing to the dpp system jive.

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