Malawi President Joyce Banda has disclosed that her government is going to build concrete silos so that the country has enough maize stocks during lean periods.
Speaking during a mass rally at Masintha recently Banda said metallic silos built in some parts of the country are leaky making storage of maize unsustainable.
She said this is the reason her government has decided to build concrete silos similar to those built by the first president of the country Kamuzu Banda at Kanengo.
“We will build concrete silos because water cannot easily penetrate. Vice president Khumbo Kachali visited some silos made of steel but they were full of water. Infact we have already identified financiers of this project and the designs are also ready,” said Banda.
She said she has received encouraging reports of the tobacco outlook in the field and government is discussing with buyers on the prices.
On her one cow a family programme Banda said her party will continue with the programme because it can take Malawians out of poverty.