President Peter Mutharika says Malawi will soon have a fertilizer factory which will reduce the cost of fertilizer in the country.
Speaking when opening this year’s tobacco market in the capital city of Lilongwe, Mutharika said he is committed to support farmers in the country by making sure that the cost of fertilizer is reduced.
He said he acknowledges problems tobacco farmers in the country are facing hence his government will do whatever it can to overcome the challenges.
“I know most of the farmers in the country are facing more challenges such as high price of fertilizer, I’m here to tell you that very shortly, Malawi will have its own fertilizer factory and be assured that the cost will be reduced,” he said.
Mutharika also warned tobacco regulators against stealing from the farmers by charging high levies.
The president added that government is aware of the climate change that has affected tobacco farmers. He told the farmers his administration will do something on the matter.