FARMERS IN KATUBA CONSITUENCY FINALLY RECEIVES FARMING INPUTS

BY MONDE PHIRI
Farmers in Chieftainess Mungule’s area in Katuba Constituency have started receiving fertilizer after government cleared the outstanding payment with the agro-dealers.
One of the farmer’s Malik Choonya has confirmed to Komboni radio news that the distribution of farming inputs which was earlier halted commenced on Friday last week.
Earlier the agro-dealers in that area had refused to release the subsidized fertilizer to the farmers saying the government had not yet released money for the commodity.
Mr. Choonya has since advised the government to devise a mechanism that will ensure that the distribution of the farming inputs for the 2017-2018 farming season is done on time.
The farmer has also commended the government for engaging the Zambia National Service (ZNS) to help contain the army worms which raided maize fields.
The current distribution of farming inputs has been marred with inconsistencies a situation that caused a public-outcry from the farmers and other concerned citizens.

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