The Speaker of the Malawi Parliament and Deputy Secretary General of the ruling Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Catherine Gotani Hara, expressed concern about vendors in Mzimba South and other parts of the country offering low prices for farm produce. She stated that President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera wants farmers to benefit from their hard work and that it is unfortunate that vendors are buying products such as soya below the government-set farm gate price.
“I will report this to the Minister of Agriculture Hon Sam Dalitso Kawale definitely something will be done,” she said.
She emphasized that such actions by vendors go against the government’s policy on commodity pricing.
In addition to Gotani Hara’s remarks, Member of Parliament for Mzimba South, Emmanuel Chambulanyina Jere, praised President Chakwera for the developmental efforts taking place in his constituency. Jere also expressed gratitude to Speaker Gotani Hara for visiting the area.