Admarc officials fly to America for another maize deal

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At the heart of reports of  dubious transactions in the purchase of maize from Zambia, officials from Admarc have taken long flights to America to source the staple grains as hunger situation worsens in Malawi, Malawi24 has learnt.

The officials, Board Chairperson James Masumbu, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Margret Mauwa and director of finance at Admarc Harry Kanjewe are reported to have left the country for a possible maize deal across the oceans.

The three are to use K51 million for their travel costs, accommodation and allowances while they are looking for maize in the country.

James Masumbu

James Masumbu travels to America.

The America trip comes at a time when a commission of inquiry on Zambia – Malawi maize has not submitted their report to the head of state Peter Mutharika.

Some agriculture stakeholders in the country have faulted the development arguing that Admarc could have sourced the maize locally.

They argued that government could have been using offices of Malawian embassies in sourcing goods for the country saying that tax-payers money could have been saved.

Admarc embarked on buying maize from other country following reports of hunger in the country due to persist dry spells.

However the Zambian maize deal raised eye brows among Malawians following reports of dubious transaction with a private company Kaloswe.

Admarc denied its involvement with Kaloswe in supplying maize claiming that they cancelled the deal the same day they put the agreement on paper.

Authorities from the parastatal are on the record to have told the nation that they dumped Kaloswe for Zambian Cooperate Federation ( ZCF), sentiments that have been downplayed by Zambia’s minister of agriculture in Dola Siliya.

Siliya disclosed that Admarc has been dealing with maize vendors and not the Zambian government as claimed by Malawian authorities including Mutharika.

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  1. Hahahaha so funny first of all America grow maize for their cattle, K51mil is the last thing they would need…they would rather giver us for free…secondly what do these idiots take us for??? The maize grown in America is GMO who buys that for their people??? Insane!!!

  2. Yet akufuna kuti agwetse stadium ya Kamuzu ndikumanga yina at a time when Malawi is in a hunger crisis. Koma mitu ya anthuwa ikugwira bwino-bwino (I doubt, totally abnormal)?

  3. Are u telling me that there is no enough maize in our continent to buy? I think it was better to share that money to everybody so that people can buy maize for themself from vendors.Divid 51million by our populatio,you will find how mush a person can get.

  4. THEN YOU THINK TRUMP IS GOING TO GIVE YOU CHIMANGA???? COME ON TRUMP SAID AMERICA FIRST WHAT THE HELL YOU THINK HE IS GOING TO SAY MALAWI FIRST????? TIYENI TIZINGOFA APA AMBUYE MULUNGU ADADALITSA DZIKOLATHU LAMALAWI SANGATITAYE EAZY TIYENINAWO MANGOWA

  5. Kodi mumamva bwanji mukamabela anthu asawuka amene amachitakusowa ambulance, ndikubeleka malilo kumbuyo pamene inu ndalama zawo zamutsonkho mwapanila. nkumawanamiza kuti ooh tikugula chimanga aah iyayi koma mankhwala. Sopano atsogoleli ziwani izi: nthawi yokunyengelelani panopa tilibe sitizakhulupilila modzi wainu mwina mumazimva chisukulu kwambili kulibwino tisankhe mbuli koma zozindikila ife timaona ngati zinthu zisintha koma aaaa bola kale ndithu koma simungacheuke kudandaula konseku eee kukhala m’malawi panopa nkulimba mtima

  6. Malawi24, when shall you report the truth? Who gave you this false information? If your report is nothing but the truth, then give us detailed information. Who are these ADMARC officials? How many are they? By the way, are you sure hunger situation is worsening in Malawi? I chose to differ on this. Sometimes, you don’t lose anything if you remain put on other sensitive issues than giving us false reports.

  7. This is just a way of siphoning our money because i understand we have enough maize in stock. Moreover, people are buying it from vendors since its cheap there. Americans grow maize for cattle ranching.

  8. KODI TIKULAMULIDWA NDI DZIWANDA?? KUTELOKO ULENDO WA KWA AMERICA WO NDIOKAPEMPHA KAPENA KUKAGULA CHIMANGA?? ZIJA AMATI KUDULA MWENDO KUPHIKILA MASANJE NDITHU. DPP IYI NDIYE PADZIKO LOSE LA PASI CHIPANI CHOCHITITSA NYANSI NDICHIMENECHI NDITHU. KAYA TIYENAZONI TINGOTI PHEEE TIONE.

  9. ku usa ndikutali ndiye ikhala maizegates.51 million utha kugula magalimoto 20 aku japan.uthanso kugula mankhwala okwanira zipatala 18.

  10. How many tonnes of maize can 51 million purchase? With all the technological communications these days why flying there? Dziko linolo mwina ndilotembeleredwa ndizochitika zake

  11. What is wrong with Malawians? Your friends are beings investigated, forced to go on leave and you are busy making trips to America to source maize, are you serious? This is total Rubbish.

  12. Inu mukut 51 thousand kapena million,aaaaaash! Mwina vuto nd mmasomwangamu.vuto ndlot nsima yathuy tidapangila kalibu chimunthu chot sichidasokheko mpake chikudula mbamu zikuluzikulu.mmmmmmm koma moyo wakumalaw mwaudzadza tsabola ukuwawa kwambir,gawanani chimangacho muzikanyopola ife chathu chidafula

  13. We are a sick nation,no wonder we can’t develop,the masumbus akuti ma lawyer,nzeru za nkalasi muli nazo but you luck “wisdom”,the same applies to our head of state.mapwala anu mwamva!!

  14. AMalawi anthu opusa kwambiri ndipo mwina mantha adayamba pa 20 July paja ndichifukwa tikulephera kumatcha ndiye Mbavazi zapeza mpata tsopano otimatibera

  15. Athu akusowa ma transport otengera odwala nzipatala zambiri dziko muno, ndrama imeneyo ikhoza kugula ma galimoto okwa #10 ndikuthandiza ma thouzand awathu ovutika dziko muno

  16. … dis is damn, a poor country with a minds too. I why mayiko wozungulira bwanji safuna kungongawana Malawiyu. coz cheni cheni sichikuwone. mwina tikanawonako zina abale kwinaku a Zambia atatenga, Mozambique ndi Tanzania kwinakoso. kutopetsa bwanji

  17. ibani mmene mungabele,tingatani akhakhakhafe,wina ndiuyu mukunkanikayu.nkanakhala ine ndechangu apolisi mbweeeeee kundikwizinga unyolo,kundithizimula,nkhani yake kukhala yakatundu wanga yemwe,ukafotokozera konko

  18. Izi ndye zitsiru za anthu mbunzi aktaniko kmeneko awagula ndani chna akuxunga mu admarc eish kma awa ndy atitopexa txopano uyu mukt James mbunz yamunthu