The Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation ( Admarc) has defended a new maize price which has pulled several critics as it has been hiked by 127% of last year price.

According to Admarc Chief executive Foster Mulumbe said this year price is very cheap as they bought maize at k250 per kg and they are selling at the same price.

“Is just people don’t understand, this year price is cheaper than of that last year. Last year we bought maize at k100 per kg and we sold it at k110 per kg, we added k10. This year we added nothing,” he said.

This means that a 50 kilogram bag is now at K12, 500. It represents a 127% increase in the prices when compared to the K5, 500 the same quantity was fetching last year.

However, Malawians still think that the price is unreasonable as many parts of these country vendors are selling their maize cheaper than Admarc, so this new price will just make things worse.

Meanwhile, Malawi is about to experience country wide hunger as last year rain season was not favourable to growing maize.

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  1. Kunena zoona apa boma la DPP lalephera kutithandiza ife amalawi coz chifukwa ichi ndichosakwanila. Boma la DPP timalidziwa ife linali mlela khungwa osati izi tikuziwona lerozi.Admarc mmene amayamba kugula chimanga amagula pa mtengo wa K160 ndipo umboni umenewo ulipo koma chifukwa cha demand iwo anaganiza zogula pa mtengo wa K250.Chimanga chomwecho vendor akugulitsa pa mtengo wa K230 ena K240 panopa. Kodi ngati boma latsogolera izi ndiye kuti vendor sakweza mtengo pofuna kuti afanane ndi boma? nanga kodi Boma lawaganizira anthu amene sali pa ntchito komanso ena amene amalandira ndalama zochepa kwambiri?(ndalama za labourer ndi K17750 poyambira)Boma litha kunena kuti lizipereka chimanga kwa anthu osauka koma nthawi zambiri anthu ena ovutikisisawo samalandiranso( umboni ndi agogo anga kwathu ku Thyolo).DPP muzisamala kwambiri anthu amatha kumukweza munthu paudindo komanso amatha kumuchosapo….Anthu ogwira ntchito ku madepartment aboma sanaonjezeredwe ndalama chaka chino chachwiri koma zinthu zikukwera pafupi pafupi kodi mukuganiza kuti life yawo iyenda bwanji??Ine siwandale koma mzika yeniyeni ya Malawi.

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