Truck driver bolts with 600 bags of subsidy fertilizer

Malawi Police are looking for a truck driver who has bolted with 600 bags of NPK fertilizer worth K13 million meant for the subsidy program as well as some accessories from his vehicle.

Some of the recovered bags of fertiliser

Ntcheu police spokesperson Hastings Chigaru said the driver, Emmanuel Chidovu of Zambezi Logistics in Blantyre loaded the bags of fertilizer from Nacala Port in Mozambique and was supposed to deliver them in Lilongwe.

“When he reached at Kadzingeni in Ntcheu, he called his bosses to say that he had a break down. Villagers saw him offloading the fertilizer bags into another truck. He left the place and abandoned his vehicle at the place,” he said.

He said villagers reported the matter to police who came in touch with officials from Zambezi Logistics in Blantyre.

Chigaru said the officials told the police that after the driver reported of the breakdown, his mobile phone could not be reached.

Chidovu was driving the truck registration number ACT 784 MC.

“We have managed to recover 94 bags of the fertilizer and we have arrested Fanuel Dufflen for being found in possession of stolen items,” said Chigaru.

This is a set back to the highly politicized farm input subsidy program which takes over K60 billion from the national budget.

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Aka
Aka
2 years ago

Akanakhala kuti ndi wa UTM bwezi pano atamupeza kikikiki

Kambewa Chisale
2 years ago

Ma Contract for carrying fertilizer given in dubious manner

Mtima uwawa
Mtima uwawa
2 years ago

Deal apa timati yakanaka PA chona,,
chews… yakanika basi even a police nde zii mbaavazo…..

Kambewa Chisale
2 years ago

Shirt DPP why don’t you use train because it is cheaper. Katangale

King
King
2 years ago

Mbuzi….We dont have an operational railway from Nacala to Malawi….Mumafuna kuoneka anzeru koma mutu muli mafinya…Demiti

matela
matela
2 years ago

DPP YAKUBA MADRIVER A DPP AKUBANSO

Mafana
Mafana
2 years ago

Kubaku akuwonera akulu-akulu. Can’t blame him.

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
2 years ago
Reply to  Mafana

True, Malawi has a country of stealers, olo pa mudzi mafumu olo bambo akakhala okuba ana amatsata zomwezo. Like father like son.

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