CHIKWAWA-(MaraviPost)-The Malawi Police in Chikwawa on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 intercepted two trucks carrying 913 bags of assorted fertiliser suspected to be for the Affordable Input Programme (AIP).
According to report, the trucks were intercepted at Kamuzu Bridge in the early hours of today.
“The trucks were destined for unknown destinations as the two drivers could not explain where they were taking the bags of fertiliser which were allegedly loaded during the night at a roadside in Ngabu, Chikwawa.
“The trucks, seven and 30 tonners, are currently at Chikwawa Police Station as police are still investigating the matter,” says the sources as reportedly by Nation Online.
Meanwhile, Abida Mia, member of Parliament for Chikwawa Nkombezi in whose area the fertiliser is reported to have been loaded and her counterpart Owen Chomanika of Chikwawa North have asked the police not to release the trucks and fertilizer until investigations are concluded.
This follows allegations that one senior cabinet minister in the Tonse Alliance administration had phoned the Chikwawa Police Officer in-charge Jane Mandala ordering her to release the trucks.