Malawi Police in Zomba district have arrested two people working at Kamala Admarc at Mayaka for selling subsidy fertilizer to vendors.
Kapila Kandeu, 28, an Assistant Clerk at Kamala Admarc and a security guard, Damson Munthali, 30, were arrested on Sunday for selling subsidy fertilizer to vendors at a higher price.
According to Zomba Police spokesperson Sergeant Patricia Supiliano, the two were arrested on Sunday after well-wishers informed the police that the suspects were soliciting money from vendors.
Supiliano said the incident happened after Kamala Admarc received 300 bags of NPK fertilizer under subsidy programme which was intended to reach poor people.
‘’We were told that Mr. Kandeu together with the watchman were telling vendors at Mayaka market to give them K7,000 if they were to buy fertilizer with coupons,” said Supiliano.
Police went to Kandeu’s house where they found receipt book C7 which was already filled in ready to be shared to vendors, 40 coupons, and K274,000 cash.
The two were arrested and are expected to appear before court soon to answer charges of abuse of office and soliciting money.
Police have since advised Admarc clerks to stop doing any kind of malpractice when selling subsidy fertilizer and maize in all Admarc markets.
Kandeu comes from Majawo village while Munthali hails from Mtengula village both in the area of Traditional Authority Chikowi in Zomba.