Cotton farmers promised better reward for their sweat


Dunavant Zambia limited in Choma has assured farmers of better reward for their sweat in the production of cotton.

The company agriculture manager, Mwendabai Sinyinda says the company was doing a lot to support farmers involved in the production of cotton.

Mr Sinyinda was speaking in Choma today when Dunavant Zambia limited donated a second hand Sarcom truck valued at K50 million to a prominent local cotton farmer and distributor.

The recipient Rollen Lwiindi of Womba area in chief Chikanta, has not only been a cotton farmer but has been distributing seed, chemicals, sprayers, recovering loans and buying seed cotton on behalf of Dunavant.

Mr Sinyinda said Dunavant has given Mr Lwiindi the truck in recognition of his contribution to the improvement of cotton production in the area.

The Dunavant official urged other cotton farmers to take production of the crop as a serious business venture.

He said Dunavant Zambia was committed to empowering farmers that continued to be loyal and dedicated to the ideals of partnership in cotton growing.

Speaking at the same function, ministry of agriculture crop officer for Choma, Ben Makayi commended Dunavant for coming with up the initiative of rewarding had working farmers.