Villagers storm DC office over messy AIP: ‘We want cheap fertiliser’

Irate villagers in Dedza on Thursday morning stormed the district commissioner’s office to express anger over the messy affordable input program (AIP).

Villagers storm DC office in Dedza
Villagers storm DC office in Dedza

The peaceful villagers wondered why the government is taking long to address challenges facing the AIP.

The villagers said they have spent over six days in selling depots to buy fertilizer but in vain.

The angry villagers are from the area of Traditional Authority Kasumbu.

Sheikh Hassan Kazembe, one of the disgruntled villagers said no single selling depot was opened in  TA Kasumbu such that the villagers are travelling long distances to Dedza boma where they are spending nights sleeping in depots without buying the fertilizer.

One person died on a queue while others were admitted to Dedza hospital after they collapsed on the queue.

Spokesperson for Dedza District Council, Yohane Bilesi, has acknowledged the situation of the villagers saying some companies contracted to sell inputs run out of fertilizer and are working to replenish.

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Tchende Nyirenda
Tchende Nyirenda
2 months ago

Sitima imaphweka akamayendesa wina , if your failing to implement fertilizer subsidy program with the money you found in gvt, then I d nt know if u will be be to implement it nxt season and also I d nt know if u will provide 1 million jobs. APM anali machine si madeya tilinawo panowa.mbuzi za wathu ine mbava tose alliance

Owen mvula
Owen mvula
2 months ago

The coming season gvnt need to think of other way of selling farm inputs to Farmers not this one

Gwalidi
2 months ago

One million jobs kuli ziiiiiiiiii! Hahahaha boma la may-try. Saulosi ndimunthu wabodza zedi. During campaign he used to say they already have a plan or strategy on how to create one million jobs. Why are they not using those strategies to create the one million jobs? Tonse is simply a bunch of LIARS. Shame

Chiombagaga
Chiombagaga
2 months ago

Koma ku Canaan kuja tikafika??? Apatu zikuoneka kuti Canaan ndiuja tinamusiyayu

John chidongo
2 months ago

Anawalonjezadi anthu za fetereza aChilima mkumachita kunyamula nthumba pa phewa. Ife phono biii ndi makutu kweee ku mvetsera. Kuli kugula voti yanthu. Mwadya zomwezo. Masiku amatha mkugona tivotanso mosanamizidwa.

Chekweche Ngozo
2 months ago

Ndi zitsiru zolanda Boma zimene zikuchititsa zonsezi. Amanamiza anthu kuti zisintha akufuna kuzunsitsa anthu osalakwa. Amabungwe muli kuti, a PAC, HRDC – Mtambo nd Tranpence mitu yodzadza ndi madzi, anthu akuba in a Chakwera ndi Chilimba muli kuti?

Herb
Herb
2 months ago

This is totally wrong. Some are even using the money they had to buy fertilizer to purchase food as they wait because they cant afford to go back. They’re ending up getting one bag. I repeat IT is NOT right.

Last edited 2 months ago by Herb
Aaron
Aaron
2 months ago

Pa home fertilizer akusowa

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
2 months ago

Waiting for purchasing the AIP fertiliser on empty stomach compounded by a stretch of many days on the queue this in the mind of a humble farmer is turning them into street beggars yet dignity confines to earning their bread through hoeing. It is possible that some potbellied goons are beating the lines just for quick services while the seller’s palms. An innocent visit to the AIP centres will clearly mark out these underhand activities. Dedza scenario is replaying all over Malawi so the government ought to be careful otherwise the AIP canoe will capsize. As we see the enthusiasm… Read more »

Mpakateni
2 months ago

Kodi Chakwera sakumuchotsa ntchito Lowe ndi chifukwa chani? Monga sakuona kuti zonsezi ndi kuti Lowe undunawu wamukulira. Please Mr. President effect cabinet reshuffle as soon as possible. This development is reflecting so badly on Tonse administration.

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