Man arrested for buying 29 coupons


Police in Dedza have arrested 24-year-old Yohane Zachau Lipenga for buying Farm Input Subsidy Program (Fisp) coupons from beneficiaries.

According to Dedza police public relations officer sub inspector Edward Kabango, police arrested Lipenga on Thursday after he was found in possession of 29 coupons which he bought at Msunduzeni Centre in Mtakataka.

He bought the coupons while they were being distributed to the needy.

The coupons included one for NPK, another for Urea, 12 for cereals and 15 for legumes.  Lipenga was also found with cash amounting to K57,300.

“The suspect will appear in court soon to answer the charge of being found in possession of property suspected to be stolen,” Kabango said.

Lipenga hails from Mthembanji village in the area of traditional Authority Kachindamoto in Dedza.




  1. Malawi sazamva.Ndizomvesa chisoni kuti anthu ena safuna kuthandizidwa,koma amaziwa iwo ndikutukwana boma asasowa chakudya.Nanu a boma muzimanga omwe agulisawo osati ogula.

  2. Palibe olakwa gvt it’s the problem fertiliser was supposed to be subsidy to everyone it would have yield fruits but because of coupon strategy expect more deals and nothing achieved just imagine how many small holder farmers have enough food just one year no one even coupon beneficiaries so think twice of the programme other wise mbola

  3. programme ya anthu osauka koma anthu a ndalama zawo busy nazo Eshiiiiiiii kukhomelerana tokhatokha basi pa Malawi pano

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