Parliamentary Committee casts doubt over government’s commitment to establish fertilizer manufacturing company – Malawi Nyasa Times


A parliamentary committee has casted question around government’s dedication to create a fertilizer producing plant in the country.

Chairperson of Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture Sameer Suleman said there is no corresponding action on the ground in spite of various utterances from authorities on the establishment of the fertilizer building plant

Suleman has blamed the hold off on deficiency of political will.

Ministry of Agriculture spokesperson Gracian Lungu claimed there is no update further than environment up of a multi-sectoral committee for feasibility review.

Former president Peter Mutharika throughout his London tour had struck an agricultural expenditure offer when he held talks with a staff of investors, led by member of the Board for Innoselia Business Limited, Nir Gess and British Marine Confined chairman  Akbar Asifis, to carry to Malawi a fertiliser producing plant.

About a 10 years or so in the past, a Taiwanese organization required to set up a similar plant, but the ideas were being deserted after Malawi Governing administration switched diplomatic ties from Taiwan to People’s Republic of China in 2007.

In 2018 Smallholder Farmers Fertiliser Revolving Fund of Malawi (SFFRFM) unveiled plans to established up a fertiliser production plant in Blantyre as component of its five-yr strategic strategy.

SFFRFM previous chief executive officer (now retired) Dr Andy Kalinde had stated the plant  would be up and managing by 2022, introducing three worldwide organisations have been ready to partner the parastatal.

Lowe experienced explained the Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima  authorised the enhancement in the reform report he submitted.

Lowe stated the plant  would also aid in creating much more positions for our youth.

Malawi imports about 200 000 metric tonnes of fertiliser each and every 12 months, according to figures from the Ministry of Agriculture.

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