The country’s capital city will be exporting maize, maize flour, sugar, rice, groundnuts and beans to Juba, South Sudan.
The above is courtesy of a trade deal signed between the two countries, aimed at easing the deficit of cereals in South Sudan. South Sudan Minister of Trade Kuol Athian Mawien signed the deal with Malawian counterpart Sosten Gwengwe. “There is a shortage of food in the country, and we have been importing from neighbouring countries but our friends from Malawi government have seen our suffering and want to rescue us.” said Mawien.
The deal also involves South Sudan exporting refined petroleum products to Malawi.
On the other hand, the Edible Cooking Oil Association of Malawi (Ecoam) and the Poultry Industry Association of Malawi (Piam) have proposed the ban of soya exports, stating that the ban will lead the country to earn more foreign exchange while promoting value addition to the soya value chain.