7 December, 2022

Number of ADMARC staff set for layoff trimmed

2,498 of the 4,063 ADMARC employees, are set to be laid off following a vetting process at the grain marketer.

In a ministerial statement in parliament, Minister of Agriculture Sam Kawale said a human resource audit at the parastatal has finalised and some workers will go back to work.

Kawale’s revelation comes as ADMARC is set to resume its operations on the 1st of December.

The government through the then Agriculture Minister Lobin Lowe suspended the state-run grain trader, three months ago, citing fraudulent activities.

Employees were sent on forced leave on the 31st of August this year, following the government’s plan to restructure the institution.

The decision had put over 3000 jobs on the line.

Kawale has told  Capital FM that the vetting process will help get rid of individuals who contributed to the downfall of the parastatal.

Meanwhile, the minister is optimistic that the resumption of ADMARC operations will stabilize maize prices on the market.

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