Scarcity of maize hits Likoma Island

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As 2.8 million Malawians are expected to face hunger in the country due to the heavy rains experienced early this year which washed away most people’s crops, scarcity of maize has hit Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) depots in Likoma Island.

Reports reaching Malawi24 indicate that people in Likoma Island are sleeping at Admarc depots just to buy maize to feed their families.

Since the growing season has begun, people in the district are supposed to be working in their gardens but they are instead spending much of their time at Admarc.

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Scarce in Likoma.

This comes after government reduced quantity of maize stock in Admarc depots from 10,000 50 kg bags in 2013 to 200 50kg bags in 2015.

Some Admarc employees in Likoma have taken advantage of the situation and are demanding K500 from anyone who wants to buy maize quickly.

Unit marketing officer at Likoma Admarc, Jaffet Hunga, said it is pathetic that people are spending nights just to get maize and this shows that government is not supplying enough maize to the island.

“It is sad that people are spending nights at Admarc and it shows that we are not supplied with enough maize and if this continues the island will face serious hunger,” said Hunga.

He however asked for more time to investigate if it is true that some Admarc workers are demanding money from people who want to buy the commodity.

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  1. Use the right photo for this isn’t Likoma but Lilongwe ADMARC. Likoma is a blessed land for you’ll not tress starvation even if there’s no grain on Likoma and Chizumulu.

  2. Its high time the authorities accepted that there is clear and present hunger.people are dying,malnutritioned and yet somebody says nobody will die.kodi afawo ndi nkhuku.and do we have admarc in Malawi or amarc(agriculture marketing cooperation)za development zinatha ndi kamuzu nthawi imeneyo kuli mulanje cunning factory,mikolongwe poultry farm ndi zina.pano ndi kobela ndalama za chipani.mumvekele community colleges what for.Jodi midzimu anthu onse akakhala ma welders,mechanics,atelalala market take adziipeza kuti?NDE bola ovop inali ndi masomphenya.ndipitilize????

  3. Its high time the authorities accepted that there is clear and present hunger.people are dying,malnutritioned and yet somebody says nobody will die.kodi afawo ndi nkhuku.and do we have admarc in Malawi or amarc(agriculture marketing cooperation)za development zinatha ndi kamuzu nthawi imeneyo kuli mulanje cunning factory,mikolongwe poultry farm ndi zina.pano ndi kobela ndalama za chipani.mumvekele community colleges what for.Jodi midzimu anthu one akakhala ma welders,mechanics,atelalala market take adziipeza kuti?NDE bola ovop inali ndi masomphenya.ndipitilize????

  4. Allah mulungu amamusisa ozikweza ndie tieni tikamaika timakometi tizinganizila gati boma likupeleka chimanga madela mwathu ndie kt njala alipo ndie iwe ukumayakhula zonyoza osauka pali uphawi wina kuukokela kt mwina uchepe zimakanika #ndikunena_ndiiwe_onyozawe gati iwe ukunyoza oyamba kuumva nyozowo ndimwini wake Allah mulungu

    • Or akavotela mcp,udf,zinakakhala chimodzimodz chifukwa ma floods yabweretsa si Dpp,mcp.and more over thy,re at de middle of water wy cant thy start irrigation.and how do u know thy voted dpp?

    • Or akavotela mcp,udf,zinakakhala chimodzimodz chifukwa ma floods yabweretsa si Dpp,mcp.and more over thy,re at de middle of water wy cant thy start irrigation.and how do u know thy voted dpp?

  5. Njala Ilipodi Km Sizoti Kumadzuka Mamawa Kumadandaula Za Njala ,limbikilani Ntcito,kulima Mukukana Ndiye Njala Ingathe Bwanji,lerolino Odandaulitsa Kwambiri Ndi Munthu Wacilema Basi ,km Enanu Mulibe Ntcito

  6. Hey Guyz ndibwino kumaziwa za udndo pogwira ntchito molimbika ndikuteteza zomwe Tilinazo.Tichepese Jang’ala ,nyama ya nkhumba & Chamba after Harvest

  7. Nganazi musamalalate choncho mwava anthu kumalawi sadayamba relo kukhara ndinjara komaso kulima amalima ngati vura yavuta athu apanga bwanji kalakhurani bwino

  8. kodi inu amalawi mukamakamuputa mwana waeni kuti mukumufuna banja mulibe chochita mulibe kaliyense simufuna kulima kulandira makuponi kugulitsa mumati chakudya, ndalama muzikalandila ku boma pepani boma lake silimeneli la #DPP kuzowela kumwa makachaso kuenda bawo mmidzi mwanumo minda mukumapangitsa rent mufanayo njala simunati okhao amene aliozilimbikira njala kulibe mnyumba zao

  9. stupid idiot agalu inu mudzayamika liti chimanga chiliponseponse mdziko muno upite ku #head #quaters ya admarc ma truck driver a #kavulamungu akuchita kudandaula kuti atsitse akumatha masiku 5 asanatsitse chifukwa chochuluka kwa chimanga njala kulibe kwa amene alindi ndalama alindi chochita chimene chomawapatsa ndalama njala sakuiona koma agalu ngati inu opanda chochita ongokhala munyanayo njala ndithu kuzolowela kulandila thumba la chimanga ma 34kgs alimumatumba a 50kgs pepani anyani inu boma la #dpp limafuna anthu olimbika alesi nonse munya ndithu pakali pano anthu okhao amene ali osaukitsitsa boma likuwapatsa chimanga komanso amene alindi chilema choti sangakwanitse kugwira ntchito akulandilanso chimanga ndalama mafuta ophikira ndiwo ngakhalenso mbeu zoti adzale mmaboma onse koma inu alesi mulindi miendo manja bwino bwino mmkumadikira kulandila chimanga kuchokera ku boma ndie boma lake sila DPP. DPP woyeeeeeeeeeeeee boma koma ili!

    • Ukamalankhula Uzikhala Ngati Munthu Wanzeru. Izi Zikuchitika Ku Likoma Kuno Ine Ndimakhala Konkuno Ndikuziona Ndekha Ndimaso Anga Nde Iwe Uzilankhula Zopusazo? Mulungu Aku Khululukire Poti Sukuziwa Chimene Ukukamba.

    • Kodi Kulikomanso ndiku #Malawi paja munavotera #PP kumeneko ok anyway mayb there is problem of transpotation due to heavy wind on the lake malawi and i hope u wll have maize soon coz government have purchase 2.8 billion metric tonnes of maize from zambia

    • Zichoke kuti nzeru zoganiza mwa awa coz uzimwale wapweteka mungoona mavalidwe akuonekaso kuti chamba chawapweteka,phunzirani kuganiza ngati amalawi dont be obssessed with DPP but follow realities

    • #chicco mapazi ambuyako wamva apa ndatchula dzina la mwana wa #mwayan’gana kuti amalandila chimanga iwe bakha eti? ngati umadalira #chimanga cholandira ndie ulendo uno wagwanao

    • Mp Wakuno Ndi Wa Dpp George Kamwanja Osati Zimene Ukulankhula Iwezo Ayi Wamva? Zimatiwawa Mukamanena Kuti Ku Likoma Siku Malawi Tiuzeni Ndinu Kuti Ndife Akuti Popeza President, Mp, Flag, Ndalama, Police Komanso Army Ndi Zaku Malawi

    • chris usachuluke zeru zukhuzana bwanji ndi pp?oho kod zikuyendera kt anavotera ndani?ukulakwisa cz mwini peter sakuyang`ana zimenezo

    • i hate it wen pipo r pointing government due to scacity of food in their families yet they knows that we had heavy rainfall which cozes this, instead of being hard workn and have their basic needs they r just worsting their time talking this and that

    • Kuyankhula kopanda nzeru,mzimu wa umunthu, kodzikuza triggered by political will, have you surveyed the whole malawi to back up your little knowledge powered by seilfish?

    • Kuyankhula kopanda nzeru,mzimu wa umunthu, kodzikuza triggered by political will, have you surveyed the whole malawi to back up your little knowledge powered by seilfish?

    • #Macnova #Ligomeka malawi country is looking 4 pipo like u with more good knowledge to feed them i wish u could be choosen and rule malawi as president 2019 so that u could see how had is the position do u think government must feed the whole malawi with free food wrong thinking pipo must work

    • #Macnova #Ligomeka malawi country is looking 4 pipo like u with more good knowledge to feed them i wish u could be choosen and rule malawi as president 2019 so that u could see how had is the position do u think government must feed the whole malawi with free food wrong thinking pipo must work

  10. koma a boma akukana zoti ku malawi kuno kuli njala , mulungu awakhululukire ndithu kamba konamiza mtundu wa amalawi zoti ali ndi chakudya chochuluka choti atha kudyetsa mtundu wa amalawi

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