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2021-2022 AIP  Programme Is a Waste Of Resources

2021-2022 AIP Programme Is a Waste Of Resources

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The Parliamentary committee on Agriculture has described this year's Affordable Input Programme-AIP as a waste of resources. Sameer Suleman Chairperson of the Committee said this after meeting officials from ministry of Agriculture. Speaking to MIJ Online, Suleman said corruption has marred this year's Programme and most resources were used on logistics than the fertilizer itself. He said, government also politicized the programme, a thing that has led to it's failure. According to Suleman, government should not procure more fertilizer instead channel the resources towards procurement of Maize to assist people when hunger strikes. Meanwhile, Geoffrey Mamba , Principal Secretary responsible for irrigation in the Ministry of Agriculture has announced suspension of AIP fertili...
Why NFRA Took A Month Before Reporting Kachere To Police?

Why NFRA Took A Month Before Reporting Kachere To Police?

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Sameer Suleman Chairperson of the Agriculture Committee and members of the joint committee has wondered why it took NFRA a month and a half before reporting Kachere to Police. Suleman has said the Board is not telling the truth of this matter. He has also wondered why NFRA is entertaining Kachere who has duped Malawians over 7,500 bags of Maize. "Malawians are suffering out there, people are dying of hunger, others are surviving on Mangoes and you allow this happen?" He has described what has happened as sad, also considering that it is happening at a time Malawians are in need of the Maize. According to Suleman, if he was the appointing authority, he could have fired the Board as it is incompetent. Dennis Kalekeni, NFRA Board Chairperson has told the committee that thre...
Joint Committee Fails To Meet Ecobank Officials Reserve Bank Governor

Joint Committee Fails To Meet Ecobank Officials Reserve Bank Governor

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The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Issues of Procurement and Mismanagement of Public Resources has failed to meet officials from Ecobank and the Reserve Bank Governor for reasons that the Agriculture Committee Chairperson Sameer Suleman could not disclose. This follows a closed-door meeting that the committee members held this morning. According to Suleman, they had a review of yesterday's meeting and there were issues that members could not agree on. Suleman said the issues have since been resolved and the committee will continue meeting other stakeholders this afternoon. The committee is holding a series of meetings that are meant to inquire into transactions around this year's Affordable Inputs Programme.
Admarc CEO Buys K107 Million Car Without Board Approval

Admarc CEO Buys K107 Million Car Without Board Approval

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▪️Following the purchasing of an expensive vehicle for the current Chief Executive Officer Rhino Chiphiko, Parliamentary committee on Agriculture is expected to summon ADMARC officials to explain the source of income for the purchased vehicle. Chiphiko no mercy on Admarc financial challengesChairperson for the Committee, Sammer Suleiman said this on Sunday, April 17, 2022 in an interview Suleiman said the committee will invite the Admarc officials soon to the committee meeting to find out the logic behind the move. He said it is very sad for the corporation to behave that way at the time the institution is struggling financially. Suleiman adds; “We don’t need such luxury while we are failing to pay salaries and even sustain our business. As a committee we have been fighting f...
K1.2 b Budget Allocation to the Ministry & National Unity Is Waste Resources- Suleman

K1.2 b Budget Allocation to the Ministry & National Unity Is Waste Resources- Suleman

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An opposition legislator is describing as a waste of resources the K1.2 billion budgetary allocation to the ministry & national unity. While pressing for a K500 million deduction to cater for relief support for recent cyclone survivors, the legislator insisted during committee of supply yesterday that the ministry lacks a detailed plan of activities. Blantyre City South East MP Sameer Suleiman further highlights Malawi’s peaceful status which he contends does not warrant allocating such a huge amount to the ministry. However, Finance Minister Sosten Gwengwe insists the national unity ministry has a lot on its table including trainings and recruitments.