LILONGWE Malawi (Xinhua) --
Malawi President Peter Mutharika has ordered the country’s army to guard all the
border points and impound vehicles smuggling maize, tobacco or other prohibited
dated March 27 signed by the Presidential Press Secretary and Spokesperson Mgeme
Kalilani said the order is with immediate effect.
boundaries with Tanzania to the northeast, Mozambique to the south, and Zambia
to the west and northwest.
has for the past two years suffered floods and adverse weather patterns that
affected production of maize, the country’s staple food.
relies on tobacco as the chief forex earner followed by sugar, tea and coffee.
farmers trek with their produce to neighboring countries where they are offered
a higher price than they get back home.