Mbala Chambers of Commerce and Industry has petitioned the Food Reserved Agency (FRA) over delayed payments to local Transporters who werecontracted to ferry maize from different buying centers to Omnia depot
Chambers of Commerce and Industry Chairman Peter Mutale told ZANIS today that local Transporters heavily invested their meagre resources in the exercise with hope tobeing paid immediately the exercise came to an end.Â He regretted that it had taken five months without FRA fulfilling its Obligation
Mr Mutale bemoaned that other transporters who worked alongside Mbala based
transporters have already been paid.
He said the delay has raised a lot of suspicion among the transporters claiming that
he had irrefutable evidence to prove that the vehicles used by transporters from
outside Mbala district who have already been paid belonged to Mbala senior
In a petition made available to ZANIS the Food Reserved Agency has been given a
two-week ultimatum to liquidate debt owed to local transporters adding that the
delay has negatively impacted on their operations.