Harry Mkandawire reacts to the passing of Tobacco Bill by Parliament

A renowned tobacco farmer, Harry Mkandawire, says the passing of the Tobacco Bill will help to make sure that there is clear division of labor among all stakeholders in the tobacco sector.

Speaking in an interview with VoL on Wednesday, Mkandawire who is also Member of Parliament-MP for Mzimba West Constituency- said the bill will further help bring sanity on the market, as farmers will know prices in advance, and that the Tobacco Control Commission, will have more powers to make regulations.

The remarks by Mkandawire come following the passing of the Tobacco Bill by Parliament on Tuesday.

Chief Executive Officer for the Tobacco Control Commission-TCC, recently, Kaisi Sadala also observed the Bill would help strengthen and transform the industry as the green gold contributes 30 percent to Malawi’s forex earnings.