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Corrupt Admarc Clerk arrested in Zomba

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Police in Zomba have arrested two people working at Kamala Admarc at Mayaka for abuse of office and soliciting money to sell fertilizer under the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP).

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Kapila Kandeu aged 28, an assistant clerk at Kamala Admarc and a security guard, Damson Munthali, 30, were arrested on Sunday for selling subsidized fertilizer to vendors at higher price.

According to Zomba Police Spokesperson, Sergeant Patricia Supiliano, the two were arrested on Sunday after well-wishers informed them that the suspects were soliciting money from vendors.

Supiliano said the incident happened after Kamala Admarc had received 300 bags of NPK fertilizer under the subsidy programme intended to benefit the poor people.

"We were told that Kandeu together with the watchman were telling vendors at Mayaka Market to give them K7,000 if they wanted to buy fertilizer with coupons," said Supiliano.
The Police went to the clerk’s house where they found a receipt book C7 which was already filled in readiness to be issued to vendors with 40 coupons and K274, 000 cash.

The two were arrested and are expected to appear before court soon to answer the charge of abuse of office and soliciting money.

Police has warned Admarc officials to stop doing any kind of corrupt practices when selling subsidy fertilizer and maize in all Admarc selling points.

Kapila Kandeu comes from Majawo village while Damson Munthali hails from Mtengula village both in the area of Traditional Authority Chikowi in Zomba.

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