Cotton growers take Admarc to task

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By Manford Chirombo

ADMARC risks facing unspecified action by Friday next week should it fail to settle outstanding debt it owes Nsanje cotton farmers.

Cotton growers accuse the parastatal of failing to settle the debt which dates back to last month.

Leader of the cotton growers in the area of Senior Chief Tengani in Keneus Bande claims Admarc authorities have not been forthcoming as to when they will settle the loan which dates back to June, 2020.

Capital FM has found that Admarc owes at least 40 farmers in the area varying amounts of money depending on the volume of cotton they sold to the parastatal.

Admarc publicist Agness Ndovie could not be drawn to comment on the farmers concerns as she could not be reached on her mobile line.

However in the recent past the parastatal has been running adverts in the local media assuring growers of better prices once they sell their cotton to Admarc markets

Despite government set minimum cotton price being MK389 per kilogram, this year’s   cotton marketing season has been marred by numerous challenges as some unscrupulous vending have been purchasing the crop at lower prices.



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