Mutharika searching for more tobacco buyers

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Peter Mutharika

Mutharika pushing for more buyers.

The Malawi Government has held discussions with prospective tobacco buyers in a bid to ensure higher prices for the crop and help tobacco farmers to benefit from their sweat.

President Peter Mutharika said this at a press briefing at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre when he was coming back from a trip to China.

The Malawi leader said farmers have not benefited from the sale of the crop this season. He further said government will soon be forming cooperatives that will market some agricultural produce adding that this will help farmers to get better prices.

Farmers have expressed dissatisfaction over the continued rise in rejection rates in the current tobacco selling season which has led to poor sells.

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