Employees of State produce trader Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) have called on their management to improve their welfare.
The employees presented their grievances when Admarc acting chief executive officer Felix Jumbe interacted with the corporation’s employees from the Central Region on Friday in Lilongwe.
“We have a lot of property across the country, but we do not have maintenance budgets to fix structures that have been damaged.
“We have warehouses that leak and staff houses that have not been maintained for years. These are things that can easily be fixed if we have a maintenance budget as a company,” said one of the employees.
Others complained of lack of promotions, salary increments, access to loans and non-remittance of pensions contributions.
In his speech, Jumbe emphasised the importance of changing the way things have always been done at Admarc so that Admarc can achieve different results.
“We need to think of how we can do things differently for us to achieve different results and regain our position in the economy.
“We need to work with people on the ground. By now we have lost ground because we are no longer in command of produce such as groundnuts, soya and even maize,” he said. On his part, Admarc district manager for Lilongwe North Gracian Mlozi said the meeting motivated them to change the way they work to improve operations at the parastatal.