Govt admits failing to distribute maize

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Government says it has run into serious problems such that it is failing to distribute maize to Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) selling points.

According to minister of agriculture, irrigation and water development Allan Chiyembekeza, government does not have the capacity to distribute maize since it is running three programmes concurrently.

Allan Chiyembekeza

Chiyembekeza; we have run into serious problems

“We have tried as much as possible to make maize available to most of the selling outlets but we have run into serious problems.

“We have faced challenges to make the maize available as three programs are running like the Farm Inputs Subsidy program (FISP), humanitarian response through WFP all competing with the number of transport we have,” he said.

He however claimed that government has close to 50,500 metric tonnes of the staple grain available in ADMARC depots countrywide and there is also and 60,000 metric tonnes in its strategic grain reserves for humanitarian response.

Chiyembekeza said the maize is enough to feed Malawians up to the next harvesting period in April if there will be no disturbances from vendors who buy more maize.

However, as the minister was making the announcements from the comfort of a conference room in the capital city, Malawians were reportedly still queuing at Admarc depots across the country trying to access the staple grain.

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  2. Ngati mukufuna kulankhula chichewa sindikiza 1
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  3. Now Chiyembekeza just tell us poor Malawians the truth. The whole government with prenty of assents failing to deriver maize! Be open and say there is no maize in Malawi without protecting your seat. Go to Robert Blake Sec School you will see there slogan which reads: (Truth shall prevail). It is in Dowa.

  4. Now Chiyembekeza just tell us poor Malawians the truth. The whole government with prenty of assents failing to deriver maize! Be open and say there is no maize in Malawi without protecting your seat. Go to Robert Blake Sec School you will see there slogan which reads: (Truth shall prevail). It is in Dowa.

  5. Now Chiyembekeza just tell us poor Malawians the truth. The whole government with prenty of assents failing to deriver maize! Be open and say there is no maize in Malawi without protecting your seat. Go to Robert Blake Sec School you will see there slogan which reads: (Truth shall prevail). It is in Dowa.

  6. Think soberly Malawi if one Bushiri is able to distribute maize in the country what fails government with all resources at its disposal am failing to find proper answers,koma tapondedwa ndi CHIPHAZI ndithu.

  7. Think soberly Malawi if one Bushiri is able to distribute maize in the country what fails government with all resources at its disposal am failing to find proper answers,koma tapondedwa ndi CHIPHAZI ndithu.

  8. Is Mr Chiyembekeza who’s failing his duty coz the Ministry is too big for him & aslong as he’s not part of the starving. This is the reason why the Late Kamuzu never left the Agricultural ministry to any of his boys.

  9. Is Mr Chiyembekeza who’s failing his duty coz the Ministry is too big for him & aslong as he’s not part of the starving. This is the reason why the Late Kamuzu never left the Agricultural ministry to any of his boys.

  10. Amalawi amalawi ndizimene mumafuna zimenezo nanga osamangodya malatawo ndi cementyo bwanji do’nt cry u voted for it koma ndie 2019 sipano nanga zikusiyana ndi nthawi ya atcheya ngati bolanso Bakiliyo ngakhale anthu ankafa mbali ina amaperekako kachimanga kaulele koma sipitala kugawa chaulele akuopa kubetsa poti the whole dpp top officials ali mu business yogulitsa chimanga. Umfiti basi pa tebulo pawo pamakhala mitundu ingati yazakudya manyazi alibe

  11. apa ndiye zachita kuwonekeratu kuti boma lalephera.eti munthu wamkulu wanzeru zake mkumayankhula chidada”palibe atafe ndi njala”chonsecho anthu akumwalira ndi njala yomweyo.kutengera kukhuta ma sausage basi.imandiwawa kwambiri statement imeneija yoti palibe atafe ndi njala.mupite Kwa ngokwe,kumakanjira,kuulumba,muwone momwe ana atupira nkhope ndi mapazi chifukwa cha njala.Zikavuta timatula pansi kuti ena ayesereko,chakuba ndichoncho umapezanacho mavuto chifukwa mulungu sakondwera nacho.

  12. The government itself must solve this problem we already heared that the other nations had started donations to malawi but ppl are still crying which meams the govmnt is failing to suport malawians but remember who put u there?is the majority ppl now tit-for tat tracing fare.

  13. so one man is able to distribute maize for free with his own money while d whole government fails to sell d maize with our tax money kkkkkkk

  14. I still wonder why this government is clinging to this useless monster minister called Allan Chiyembekeza.He failed to implement the FISP when the resources were there,now he is unable to distribute maize in ADMARC depots.Why is the APM administration keeping him in cabinet?Isnt this gross misuse of the tax payers money?Allan Chiyembekeza,you have failed us its time you pack your things and leave peacefully.Ukuidodayo ndi miyoyo ya anthu amene amakulipila.To hell with your ministry.

  15. A lame excuse. Floods have just started and in one district of Karonga. Hunger started way back. How come Bushiri is able to distribute maize. He is more intelligent than you Dpp guys. Time to give up, isn’t it??

  16. Ilyk dat! Tht means mwavomeleza kut mwalephela kulamula dziko? Nanga zikukanika pat kutula pansi ma udindo anu ena nawo apitilize? Koma boma ili kkkkk tiona mmene zingathele!

  17. Ndie Mumaletselanji Ufa Wakuzambia Kut Ife Tidzidya Mulungu Akakuotchen Mukut Ophunzilanu Coz Mukukanika Ntchito Yanu Busy Kumangonamiza Anthu Pot Inu Mukukhuta?Magalimoto Onsewaaa?Chikuvuta Nchan?

  18. Those who hv upright brains can’t support rubbish like ddp at this time.Only fools with rusty brains can do so. Idiots celebrating failure!

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  20. Malawi @ 52 failing to distribute maize to all selling points.What a shame!!The problem lies with you top officals..You always want to give contracts to your companies,friends,relatives or else to those that have give something behind closed doors..This is why you are having this problem now.If I may ask:Would you mean to say that Malawian transportors do not have the muscle to transport that maize to the required destination.The answer is obviously”NO”You are the same ones destributing FISP materials,WFP materials,now maize distribution to virous selling points.How on earth can you manage to do all these @once with the condition of your vehicles? Apasenikoni anzanuwo,dyera ili chepesani anthu akufa mmidzimu…

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