Report corrupt fertiliser traders, Malawians told

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Government has urged Malawians to report anyone found selling subsidised fertilizer at a higher price so that such culprits should be dealt with.

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FISP Corruption is not reported most of the times. (Image credit): UN.

This is coming at a time when there are reports that some traders are selling fertilizer under the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) at a higher price than the set amount of K7,500 per 50Kg bag.

Minister of agriculture, irrigation, and water development George Chaponda said anyone found doing such malpractices must be fired immediately.

The minister said this during a visit to Blantyre Agriculture Development Division where he went to inspect crops as well as appreciate how the subsidy program is fairing.

“We understand that some traders want to make profits but the price being administered is not the one required and if anyone is found they must be fired,” said Chaponda.

He added that some traders are even having two receipt books so that they sell the subsidised fertilizers at a higher price which is for their benefit.

Chaponda further said that such a price is not good for Malawians and such acts must not be condoned as they are not in the best interest of farmers.

Other reports show that traders are selling the subsidised fertilizer to vendors while turning away actual beneficiaries.

This year Farm Inputs Subsidy Program distribution was delayed of which experts in the country said it would affect farmers in a way that they would plant late as well as harvest late.

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42 Comments

  1. The banks have themselves to blame. One of the institutions that I bank with is OIBM. Due to the nature of my business, I make daily deposits and regular withdrawals. Recently the bank has started charging MK500/withdrawal. This mean I stand to be paying MK10000 to MK15000 per month in withdrawal charges only. Does the Bank expect me to stick around with these charges?

  2. Wanena izi ndiopusa ndi omubala ake ine pa Ntcheu ndinamuona munthu akugula makuponi pompo pogulitsila fertiliser ndikugula fertiliser wambili a Police ali pompo kodi mumalankhula kuwatola anthu kapena kumuyesa U galu wanu mwanena uthengau

  3. Can a fifth arrest another fifth.? No way.let them smuggle and use them we want to have our own maize. You have robbed us for so long. Its Zambia maize story every where a rest them please we want to see that.

  4. Chaponda first then the rest will follow. Now I know prison was built for ordinary pple neh. Why would Malawi waste time and energy to report ordinary pple while chief thief is in the cabinet.

  5. Apanga report kwandani popeza iwowo feterezayo akumpeza kwa anthu ogwira ntchito m’boma mommo,akufuna tidziti boma likulabadira za anthu?Ha ha ha shame!!!!!

  6. But before we do that, you must first arrest chaponda for stealing our maize, and he must also step down as a minister, he is a disgrace like those who are selling subsidised fertilizer!

  7. Panyapawo anyani agalu musamataye thawi kukamba m mkani zopanda pakezo palibe chomwe timapezamo enafe chomwe mudziwa ndi kuba ndi kupha ndiso kuoononga anyani agalu anyapapi mutha nose chaka chino mumati pondeleza kuma mudzapite kumadeka akwathu kumasiyanaso ndi madera akwathu amene mumawa salao ndimanva mutu ndi kamava mkani zanuzi ok

  8. Mumanga bwanji anthu omwe sanapezeke mukulephela kumanga omwe apezeka kale,boma ili ndilongopasa uchimo ndinthu chifukwa pena ndimafuna ndikutukwaneni koma ndikakumbukila chomwe ndili ndimabwelera pambuyo chonde musatipangise kuti ife tikapse

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