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APM speaks on National issues in Nchalo

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His Excellency the President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has advised Malawians to sell their surplus maize to ADMARC.

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April

 

President Mutharika made the call during a development rally at Nchalo Trading Centre in Chikwawa on Friday.

 

Professor Mutharika said ADMARC has already started buying maize and urged the people not to sell their surplus maize to vendors.

 

He also advised the newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Dr George Chaponda to put in place measures that will deter unscrupulous traders and vendors from exploiting farmers.

 

The Malawi leader also told that the gathering that the Lower Shire region will soon have what will be the largest irrigation scheme in Southern Africa.

 

“Though the crop does not look encouraging in the gardens, my government promises you that there will be enough food for every Malawian and no one is going to die as long as I am head of state,” said President Mutharika.

 

He further disclosed that government will shortly unveil an agriculture policy which will make the sector a core component in economic development.

 

“The Ministry of Agriculture will migrate from focusing on food security only but will be a leading entity in diversification and value addition for export purposes,” he said.

President Mutharika also warned against the killing of people with albinism.

He said people with albinism have the right to life and that they should be protected and promised Malawians of enhanced security.

 

President Mutharika also disclosed that his government has given Malawi Police Service 150 vehicles to be used for visibility and rapid response purposes across the country.

 

On the economy, President Mutharika promised Malawians on stabilization of the economy that will in the short term bear fruits in terms of job creation and food security.

On the country’s economy the President said currently the economy is progressing well and that he will do everything possible to maintain it by bringing in a lot of foreign investors and making agriculture one of the keys for development.

 

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