Parliamentary committee urges govt to find market for surplus maize

A parliamentary committee has told the government to find market for this year’s surplus market.

MP Ulemu Chilapondwa (left): Better markets will provide stiff competition–Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times

The parliamentary committee on Agriculture says the government should identify proper export markets for the surplus harvest that is expected this year.

The call follows the government’s intention to have the expected surplus exported to avoid wastage.

Committee deputy chairperson, Ulemu Chilapondwa said that better markets will provide stiff competition which will in turn influence prices locally.

Still on parliamentary committees, the Parliament’s committee on Health has pledged to initiate a fund raising campaign that will help buy eye surgery equipment for the Kamuzu Central Hospital.

The pledge follows observations that government spends over K400 million to send patients with eye problems to India for medical attention.

Chairperson of the committee, Mathews Ngwale, has since promised to raise K300 million through the initiative, within six months for the medical equipment.

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Chembuye
Chembuye
28 days ago

Billy Kaunda anayimba kale kuti “chimanga tinali nacho
Koma Ena anachigulitsa
Amati tizidya chani……
Nkhokwe za Boma ntchito yake ndiyosunga mo surplus maize osati zogulitsazo. Njala ya pa Malawi pano nthawi zina imakhala yochita kuyipanga dala ma politicians kuti azizazingulira mmidzi mu mkumagawa chimanga to gain votes. Keep the maize in storage for use during a lean year we won’t have bumper harvest every year

Phwisa
Phwisa
28 days ago

But vendors are already buying the maize at as low as K70 per kg as ADMARC says it’s waiting for the maize moisture to drop further. The government is not doing anything on the exploitative vendors

Nyaliki
Nyaliki
28 days ago

Malawi Trade Centre should also look into that. Furthermore, Admarc should open a company and use the maize to as raw material to manufacture corn flakes and other cereal products. We need value addition.

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
28 days ago

Kodi chimanacho mwalima ndinu kuti muyambe kugulitsa chosakolora? Eni akafe tili du osadanda koma inu kumangobwebweta. Fertilizer tidagula tokha simunatithandize olo ata. Tisdiyeni misika tidzaipeza tokha popeza tidalima tokha. Tasovamavuto a fodya osati gaga ngati amasowa ogula. Pangani zanu zoonjezera ma lipilo anu ife sitikuona phindu kwa inu akunyumba yamalamulo koposa kumangodzilemeretsa or kusankhana ngati ufumu.

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