Government intervenes in cement prices

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As Malawians lack electricity power, cement has become a commodity that citizens are lacking due to its scarcity on the local market.

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Govt has warned traders for overcharging the price of cement.

The scarcity of the cement has seen some traders overcharging the price of a bag weighing 50 kilograms.

Reports reveal a bag is now being sold at K10,000 from the ranges of K6000 – K6500 as the demand of the comodity is high on the market.

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism has since warned traders for overcharging the price of cement on the market.

Principal secretary for the ministry Joseph Mkandawire has disclosed that those found over charging are to face the law.

Mkandawire added that government is monitoring the situation.

 

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  1. Zomvetsa chisoni izi bag ya Cemeny mpaka kI0,000…Nanga akunamiza ndani??kuti inflation.yasika…pakali pano inflation.ili about30%.Boma iliku nama basi……Cry Malawi wanga

  2. M’mesa m’mati inflation yatsika ndiye izi ndiziti! Chimanga ku admarc cha George mukukamira pa K12,500. Fire from heaven will burn you ndi mano omwe ndithu.

  3. How can a government intervene on someone’s business, why can’t they focus on bring back the electricity? No one can allow to give things free even you Mr government , when you are doing business m you expect win not loss . So if the supply is low, the demand is becoming higher hence the price of the commodity will also rise . Theirs no one to put a finger on, put all blame to yourself Mr government and your crew fr impplementing blackout in the country, you better sort out your mess so the electricity can come back and allow the companies to start their business of making adequate cement which can be supplied the whole country. It’s your time vendors to make money , go on until the government will ring the bell fr coming with better solutions.

  4. It is too late anthu tabeledwa kale.
    Govt where have been.
    Normal cement price is less than K7,000 koma mpaka K10,000
    Too bad.

  5. Mmm, tisayiwale, kuti boma LA UDF ndilomwe li nayika free market tinkanyadila kuti ZILI bwino koma tinayiwala mawa kuti zidzabala chani, lero ndi izi tikuloza ena CHIFUKWA Ali m,koma

  6. Just today morning at kalaria hardware centre I saw a truck offloading cement so I went in to ask actually to buy. I was told it’s 10, 500 a bag despite all these warnings.
    I THESE Indians say they reign in this country and what they say is what will hold and by serversa

  7. MXIEEEE PALI INTERVENTION APA??? Ife amene tikumva kuwawa tizikagula Ku capital hill cement???? Mwini wake Wa cement Ali ndi ufulu uticharger modula iwowo amakhalako?

    • I second you. It only means the traders source the cement from Zambia and Mocambique therefore incurring more costs. You cant expect to find it at the same retail price. What govt has to do is deal with the root cause. Power generation for the industry. Magetsi basi. Dont punish the one importing it.

    • The gvt should temporarily lift the restriction on cement importation to enable more importations . Osati kungoopseza kuti tithana ndi okweza mitengo

  8. Imagine a parent with full sences saying ” ndikanakhala kuti nanenso ana anga awili adalowa nawo usilikali, bwenzi piano nane ndili MDI one million mmanja” shame

  9. zafikapa a malawi tatiyeni zikafika tizingogwadwa pasi ndikupemphera kwa mlengi,zafikapa zilingati mwana akupempha chinthu choti akucifuna kwambiri nde kholo likumukaniza,and umalira kwambiri mpaka mamina kwinaku akuyendelera mkumawamwaso maminawo,koma kholo kumangokudusa,nde stage tafika amalawi leroyi ndi ija yoyimba nyimbo ya matumbi kut ‘simkamina uwona’ kumangoyamika yahwe basi kt watipasa moyo waulele umene anakakhalangat enawa bwezi tikuukhomela msonkho.mtendele uli kumwamba basi.

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