As 2.8 million people in Malawi are expected to be affected by hunger, government has reduced the supply of maize to Agriculture Development Corporation of Malawi (ADMARC) depots from 600 50Kg bags of maize to 100 bags.
This is contrary to what Admarc spokesperson Agnes Ndovi said last month that the corporation had 55 metric tonnes of maize to feed Malawians.
“We have enough maize to feed Malawians of about 55 Metric tonnes and some maize had been sourced locally and some from neighbouring countries,” said Ndovi.
But according to ADMARC employees who asked for anonymity, they are now supplied with 100 50Kg bags of maize from 600 bags of maize.
They said government was rationalising the maize in order to maintain food availability in the country.
Some people are now resorting to buying maize from vendors who are selling the commodity at 9,000 Kwacha which is very high as compared to Admarc prices.