Fertilizer packed in 2024 bags reaches AIP beneficiaries


Social media platforms have been  washed with a picture of a bag of NPK 23;10;5+6S +1Zn fertilizer packed in empty sacks bearing manufactured in Malawi, manufactured date March, 2024 and expiry date March, 2029.

The picture has sparked a heated debate that God the Almighty is reveling plans which are being made by the MCP tonse Alliance government to entice the voters as the country is preparing for the forthcoming general elections in September, 2025.

There are many questions than answers looking at the fact that Malawi has no manufacturing fertilizer company and where does this fertilizer come from recalling that Russia and Morocco donated free fertilizers meant for Affordable Input Programme (AIP) but government is selling it to the beneficiaries.

Speaking through an audio clip circulating in various social media platforms, Political activist Bon Elias Kalindo, has advised opposition parties DPP, UDF and AFORD to open their eyes claiming that the MCP is well prepared to entice voters to vote for it in the 2025 elections through dubious means.

Kalindo has described the news of packing fertilizer in 2024 bags as very sad coming at now that beneficiaries are lacking of fertilizer with reports that some bags of fertilizer were stolen by senior government officials as trucks loaded with fertilizer from Smallholder Farmers Fertilizer Revolving Fund (SFFRFM) were diverted by crooks.

He said government was expected to lead by example speaking justice but it is in the forefront doing injustices to its citizens through corruption, lies saying this has been adopted by young people who are now manufacturing their own fertilizer mixed with sand to sale to the beneficiaries.

The Activist said Malawians are banking their hope on the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and the Malawi Police Service (MPS) to arrest and prosecute these criminals who are all elite politicians in a 50;50 situation not only arresting the poor people.

He said MCP Tonse Alliance government leaders did not come for servant leadership but to steal and become billionaires over a night claiming that these people are bathing in money and ministers too, are very rich and cares for themselves and their families.

“MCP Ministers are being seen ferrying people in trucks to their campaign meetings and dishing out money to them, this is a sign that MCP has reserved billions of Kwachas for campaigning processes,” said Kalindo.

He recalled that during the previous campaigns, MCP had no cars, the cars they were using were borrowed ones from fellow party members who were dumped and thrown away and are being taken as useless people.

The Activist has claimed that today, the MCP has over 300 fleet of vehicles all bearing the party emblem with the Black Cock meaning that the MCP is the very richest party in Malawi and this calls for opposition parties which do not have money to work together to see to it that the MCP don’t bounce back into government in 2025.

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