Thyolo group petition Mutharika to control maize prices

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.

Maize queues  at Admarc
Maize queues at Admarc

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.

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Sailota
Sailota
4 years ago

The best is to ask your govt to flood ADMARC markets with maize and ask your honourable members not to steal the maize. Otherwise, nyoooo! Gods time is the best. Ali nafe cholinga. Atcheya amati 2019 wooooooh!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike bele
Mike bele
4 years ago

sorry, the CEO is not available, try again. Do you mean the lomwe belt is feeling the pinch just as other areas? heartless leaders. They said they had procured enough maize, I think it’s all stscked at ndata.

Cha
Cha
4 years ago

EITHER HE IS IN SLAMBER OR IN AMERICA. PROBLEM OF HIRING MATCHONA. THEY DONT KNOW WHEN TO ACT. WHAT TO ACT IN. PUSH AND RIDE PLESIDENT.

Stain Chimbalangondo
Stain Chimbalangondo
4 years ago

I totally agree with the decision made by my fellow country men coz it appears the HE is not much concerned with the high fluctuation of the maize prizes. Does it mean that the HE is not aware of the current prices by the traders? could I ask those who are close to him to give update on the staple commodity otherwise the trust which people had on the mighty party is slowly diminishing.

wakajera
wakajera
4 years ago

The Thyolo group should be applauded for their concerns on Maize. I support them and surely, Maize should be scrapped off the list of commercial crops. It is life for Malawians whether in the city or villages. It is a must have commodity as such we play with Malawians livelihood if we continue with the current trend. Mr President, please come to our rescue.

Chiye Nang'omba
Chiye Nang'omba
4 years ago

lack of good leadership!! Awa kuba kupha nde ndikwayo Issa ali kuti? Mulungu amulange ngati kulu wake uja!!!

Sailota
Sailota
4 years ago

Very sad indeed, kumagona ndi njala chimanga chili pansalu…… Mwatopenga? Ndinanena ine chimanga mukuvotelachi muzachilira! I am happy akufa ndi njala ambiri anavotera chimanga. Ndi ameneyo mpaka 2019 wooo!!

hisbola
hisbola
4 years ago

Alomwe silly pipo, very dull kumangovota ati wakwathu basi MUDYA MAVOTI AGARU INU

Chimwemwe Kamadona
Chimwemwe Kamadona
4 years ago

Kodi njala amabweretsa ndi atsongoleri kapena ulesi wanthu. Panopa ena anagulitsa makuponi mmalo mogula fetereza oti athire mbeu zawo, ndiye njala ingathe bwanji?

Kaya
Kaya
4 years ago

This is a sick and idiotic president that Malawi has. What can he and his failed government say? Nothing because they have nothing to offer. What can chicken brains of this government bring to the table? Nothing because they are empty headed. I wonder why the so called president is really referred to as Professor. He has never in one bit convinced me he is a Prof. He acts like a village idiot!!! Lol!

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