ADMARC lifts injunction against Times Group

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The Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) has vacated an injunction that blocked a local newspaper from publishing articles on the purchase of maize from Zambia.

Following reports that disclosed suspicious transactions that ADMARC had in buying maize, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ADAMARC Foster Mulumbe blocked Times Group from publishing stories on the scam.

Mulumbe argued that the articles that Times carried were untrue hence the order that was obtained.

However, lawyers are reported to have lifted the injunction on Monday prior to a hearing from both sides today.

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Maize saga at Admarc rages on.

The development now gives permission to the local newspaper to carry any story on the maize scandal on the basis of one of the journalistic principles, “truth”.

This comes after the newly appointed ADMARC board had a closed door meeting with management on reports of dubious transactions made in buying the staple grains.

The ban on Times from carrying stories on the maize scam sparked controversy with some quarters arguing that ADMARC had infringed freedom of press as well as freedom of expression.

The Malawi Law Society (MLS) argued that the injunction was meant to deny the public information that was supposed to be known.

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15 Comments

  1. I ever said it that the big ben just inflated the figures on paper as if it was the actual cost of maize.Stealing using a pen.Highly classified thief Chaponda chikaponda chimatero no question everything will seem clean on his part.This guy only facilitated it.Admarc you forgot the ATI muti chani zomveka mwagwa nayo kulephera kuchita defend.

  2. amene muli pabwinonu mulungu azikudalitsani, munachitika mwayi kulemera, koma ngati munalemera mwa chinyengo mulungu adzachita nanu, ngati mumawopa mulungu chuma cha chinyengo chikaneni, ufumu wa ku mwamba udzakhala wanu,

  3. Uwu nde timati uchitsiru ndipo ndikunena mobweleza kuti uchitsiru, zoona nkhani yidziwikilatu ngati imeneyi nkhumaletsa kutit wina asakambe za Chimanga? nonse muuzane panopa anthu anapenya ndipo tulo tinatha, Inu ndimbavadi, ndipo ngakhale na court amene akumaloleza ziletso ngati zimenezi ndikuuzeni muyaluka ndipo ngati akupatsani ma Banz chikumbumtima chikupheni ndithu Tiona koma mmene zingathele coz dzikoli silanu lokha

  4. Ma court nawo amangopereka ma injunction ndi zopusa zomwe, zoona kupereka injunction yobisa mbava..judge wakeyo ali ku china kapena konkuno…very funny.