Thyolo-based Social and Economic Justice Association (SEJA) has written president Mutharika to show his powers by setting a maximum price of selling maize and maize flour on the local market.
The call comes following the uncontrolable pricing of the commodity by vendors which has become very scarce.
SEJA Chairperson Harry Mkuwa said Mutharika should act within a period of two days to serve the lives of Malawians who are going through tough times.
“We are expecting that the President must control the price of maize as other leaders did in the past, we think the president can manage being the head of state” said Mkuwa in an interview with a local radio.
Mkuwa also asked the president to order Admarc bosses to make sure that maize is being distributed to all admarc depots.
President Mutharika and the Ministry of Agriculture have been claiming that the government has enough food to feed the nation.
However, the government went on to buy maize from neighbouring Zambia a development that gave most Malawians a benefit of doubt on whether it is true that there is maize at maize silos.
Meanwhile, a 50KG bag of maize is being sold at K5,500 at Admarc depots while privete traders are selling the same bag of maize at between K14,000 and K19,000.
Social and Economic Justice Association ironically operates from Thyolo district which happens to be the home of President Mutharika.