Ordinary Malawians spend nights to sell maize at Admarc depots

Ordinary Malawians are spending nights outside  the State produce marketer Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc)  depots to sell maize just days after Admarc started buying the commodity.

Malawians sleeping at Admarc depots

This has worried the Parliamentary committee on Agriculture members who have since told Admarc officials to address the overcrowding of sellers in its depots.

This followed a visit to Malangalanga Admarc depot where committee members witnessed long queues as people waited to sell the maize.

State produce marketer started buying the maize on  Thursday last week.

Speaking after touring the depot, Sameer Suleman, parliamentary commitee on Agriculture chairperson said the commitee received complaints from suppliers that Admarc is taking long to buy the grain.

He said, Admarc should address the challenges and reduce the sellers queue as soon as possible.

The commitee further expressed worry that Admarc has not given smallholder farmers the much needed opportunity for them to sell their grain to Admarc.

“We understand that Admarc is looking for both quality and quantity but they should also understand that we approved their 22 billion kwacha loan for smallholder farmers to benefit, so Admarc should find means to buy maize from local smallholder farmers,” said Suleman.

He has since asked  government to review the time Admarc purchases the grain saying now most farmers have lost their maize to vendors while at the same time some of the maize has lost quality.

On his part, central region manager for Admarc, Davis Masache said smallholder farmers have been given opportunity to sell their grain to their local Admarc.

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Kudya katatu patsiku
Kudya katatu patsiku
8 months ago

Are you sure kuti anthu amenewa akugulitsa chimanga chawo ku Admarc? Show us pics of bags of maize they have brought to Admarc for sale.Sianthu odzagula chakudya amenewa??

Wonder
Wonder
8 months ago

Koma Abale a Malawi tidalakwanji ???? Mavuto nde ndi left; right; centre; and front; kuphedwa ma albono; kusowa kogula/kogulitsa mbeu; kugona kogulitsa mbeu; ana a 2 years kugwiliridwa; usiwa wadzaoneni; mayeso kubedwa; unpatrotic Malawians; wanton cutting down of the environment; katangale paliponse; Prophet kuthawa; uuummm the proplems are endless….. tigwire mtengo wanji abale???

guest
guest
8 months ago

Who exactly are “ordinary Malawians?” Are there others classified as “extra-ordinary Malawians”? Is it correct that there was no ready cash for Admarc to pay for the maize because of network issues as in the other comment? That should be problem to fix. Its a real bottleneck if that is indeed the case. Need a money system that works!!

OVERSEEIR
OVERSEEIR
8 months ago

We are spending nights to sell maize and have money so we can spend more nights to buy fertilizer. Malawi is a serious problem

naneo
naneo
8 months ago

Ndani safuna dolla pa Malawi pano ma buyer aku admarc ndiwo amayambitsa izi amakatenga chimanga chamavendor kumasiya cha anthu ovutika Malawi will never change

Concerned citizen
8 months ago

Blantyre Water Board is not giving us water, thieves are troubling us on a daily basis, Prophets are allowed to hold our nation to ransom…

This is a total mess.

Very far from what I expected. So far service delivery/ decision making is …

444444No
444444No
8 months ago

Everything is a mess in Malawi, Admarc officials will tell us that there was no network at Mpamba agent for them to get money and buy small holders farm produce.
What a shame

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