A Malawian chief in Rumphi says households in his area needs ADMARC depots to be open for them to buy maize at a cheaper price.
This year most parts of the country experienced erratic rains and this has rendered more than 2.8 million people in need of food assistance.
Speaking to Malawi24, the Rumphi traditional leader village headman Kasawambe said in his area of 98 households, only 9 managed to harvest a little from their fields.
“The drought has caused a lot of damage in my area as few households managed to harvest from their fields,” said village headman Kasawambe.
He appealed to government to provide maize to all areas affected by floods in order to maintain the price of maize in the country’s selling points.
In Rumphi, maize filled in a 20 litre bucket is selling at 2700 Kwacha which is higher than what ADMARC charges for the commodity when it is available in its depots.
Vendors who are buying maize from Zambia are also selling the commodity at a higher price.