Suspected bogus maize dealers are reported to have invaded Mazabuka district cheating farmers by buying maize at give away prices.
Zambia National Farmers Union, Mazabuka branch, Agri- business manager, Clement
Phiri who disclosed this to ZANIS in Mazabuka today said his union is worried at the high influx of brief case maize traders going round cheating farmers.
Mr Phiri said the unscrupulous maize dealers are now buying a 50kg bag of maize at K
20,000 lower than the government recommended floor price for the 2005/2006 maize
He has since asked farmers to be patient and wait for government to announce the
Mr Phiri has however advised farmers to be warry of conmen who last year swindled
farmers out of millions of kwacha after they supplied maize to traders who laterÂ abandoned them without paying for the produce.