When Maize Becomes Precious Gold:50Kg Now Going At K11,000Maize has become a precious metal of sorts requiring one to dig in to get it in a country that prides to have plenty of it in the reserves.
On the private market, the price of the staple grain has gone beyond the roof costing about K11,000 per 50 kg bag and therefore inaccessible to many Malawians who live on less than K370 per day.
The next destination has been Admarc depots where the prices are low, making the maize affordable. But then the challenge is that Admarc depots have been rationing the maize. That is if they have it. But with nowhere else to go, people have to queue at the depots for as long as it takes. This is the line of people waiting for their turn at Lilongwe Admarc in a picture taken on Monday-Picture by JACOB NANKHONYA, DailyTimes.