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Malawi's Opposition Warns President Chakwera Against Selling Maize To Zimbabwe

Malawi's Opposition Warns President Chakwera Against Selling Maize To Zimbabwe

Leader of Opposition in the Malawian Parliament, Kondwani Nankhumwa, wants a deal to sell maize to Zimbabwe by the country cancelled, in order to guarantee food security for Malawians.

Nankhumwa wrote a letter to President Lazarus Chakwera on Wednesday, 8 June 2022, asking him to intervene and stop the sale of maize by the Agriculture Development Corporation (ADMARC) to the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ).

He said the sale of maize to Zimbabwe is unacceptable, especially considering that Malawai is already expecting a low yield this year. Wrote Nankhumwa:

I am writing you this letter to express my deepest annoyance following reports that the public grain marketing company, Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) is proceeding with the sale of 100,000 metric tonnes of maize to Grain Millers of Zimbabwe despite a recent assurance by the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Honourable Sosten Gwengwe, that the maize would not be sold.

Mr President, you may be well aware that many experts, as well as ordinary Malawians, are against this sale of maize by ADMARC precisely because all indications are that many households are likely to face hunger this year due to an anticipated low yield.

… As the Head of State and Government, your primary responsibility is to ensure that Malawians are food secure aside from protecting them from other socio-economic challenges.

Let me, therefore, warn Your Excellency that the opposition shall hold you personally responsible for any loss of life to hunger as a result of the sale of this maize.

Nankhumwa also warned that he is prepared to seek legal redress on behalf of the people of Malawi should ADMARC go ahead with the sale.

According to reports, ADMARC is selling 100,000 metric tonnes of maize to GMAZ at the price of $22 million.

More: Nyasa Times


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13 Comments

Gringo 2 weeks ago

Saka takutokumbirawo chibage kunana aChimwene?


Machiavelli 2 weeks ago

Pindula, the proper headline should read,

"MALAWI DEMANDS MAIZE SANCTIONS AGAINST ZIMBABWE"


Gafa 2 weeks ago

Ukaona wonyimwa kutenga neumwe munhu mutema waoneka hutununu hwako.We are on world news becoz of land reform now this...Farm mechanization ccommand agriculture pfumvudza kwese kurima zvichiramba


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Zvazvanga zvingori 2 weeks ago

Apa John Basera achioomoka kuti we are good secure.Gore rino munoita sober vakuru nechinyika ichi.Kwese kuchapisa.


No Maize needed 2 weeks ago

all is well Mthuli Ncube


Dirigsme 2 weeks ago

AJojo Chalamba so your pfumvudza gvt z buying chimanga from Razarasi Chakwera. Vhere soon your gvt wiri oroso buy maize from your nemesis Hikeinda Hichilema. You are buying from Western puppets shame abambo maso ninga Koro.


Mafirakureva 2 weeks ago

Hiyayi, zikomo kwambiri amfumu.

Zuze 2 weeks ago

No, @kkkk, spoken in the dialect brings out the right flavour. But well done @Dirigsme 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Ndambosekawo, BP ikadzikira

kkkk 2 weeks ago

i like this language esp wen u put in writing kkkk....

Mmmm 2 weeks ago

22 million for 100,000 tons?????
No wonder our farmers are 😢.


Guca head 2 weeks ago

Metric tons

Bhiro 2 weeks ago

It's very funny indeed that the government, the GMAZ and other local maize buyers don't see anything wrong with buying maize at USD$220 per tonne (plus other logistical costs) from Malawi and Zambia, but would see everything wrong with paying local producers better for their grains.
What a shame!!!


Ccc 2 weeks ago

Chero muno muzimbabwe kuudzavo Zanu kuti nyika yaparara iyi havadi havatooni vote paYellow🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕



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