19 October 2016 Last updated at: 7:08 AM

Hunger bites Malawians: Govt told to open Admarc depots

A Mzuzu based social commentator has advised the Malawi government to open all Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) depots in the country.

According to the commentator Peter Mumba, it is very annoying that up to date the government of Malawi through the ministry of agriculture has not opened the depots.

Mumba added that by today, people were expected to have started enjoying maize bought from their Admarc depots which is contrary to what is happening.

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Admarc depots not opened yet depot: (File)

“There is indeed scarcity of food this year and up to date we have seen that Admarc depots have not been opened. That now brings a very difficult situation especially to the poor people because now they are spending a lot of money buying maize.

“We are now giving chances to the vendors whom people are currently buying maize from and maize from vendors is expensive but my question is how will they address these things?” said Mumba.

He added that it is very disappointing that people have no access to a very vital thing claiming food is life and everyone is supposed to have it.

He finally wondered why this is happening yet the maize in the Admarc depots was bought from the people and now they have no access to it.

The call from this commentator comes days after other stakeholders in the country also called for the opening up of Admarc depots.



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