Government lost K3 trillion through maize marketing and fertiliser subsidies-Guy Scott

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Vice President GUY SCOTT has said that government lost three trillion kwacha through scams under the maize marketing and fertiliser subsidies last farming season.

Dr. SCOTT, who is also PF party Vice President, said that the money, which government lost could have been enough to provide free education for many Zambians from grade one to twelve.

The Vice President was speaking in an interview with ZNBC news in Msanzala constituency in Petauke District in the Eastern Province shortly before he left for Lusaka.

Dr. SCOTT explained that the money that has been lost is much more than the budget for health, military and the Zambia Police Service.

He further explained that the Food Reserve Agency-FRA staff have been taking out Tarpaulins so that the maize can go to waste.

Dr. SCOTT said the FRA staff have been puling out tarpaulins so that the money they steal can not be audited.

And Dr SCOTT said that government will prioritise infrastructure development in rural areas.

Dr. SCOTT said that because most roads in rural areas are impassible and people travel long distances to access health facilities and schools.

The vice president also urged Zambians of Asian origin to be more involved in the country’s economy. Dr. SCOTT who is also PF party vice president says Zambians of Asian origin have been very useful, but that they need to increase their participation.

The vice president was speaking last night when he met the business community in Petauke, the Eastern province.

Dr Scott said government is happy that the Asian community is providing employment to Zambians and assured them that their investment is safe.

He explained that people who thought PF was radical towards investments from the Asian community have been proved wrong.

Agriculture EMMANUEL CHENDA said the PF government has an open door policy and is inclusive.

AND proprieter of GOOD LUCK bakery RIZWAAN PATEL said the business community in Petauke is happy with the positive step that the govenment has taken.

And proprieter of Petauke Bargain centre RASHID LULAT urged the PF government to seriously look at the way the constituency development fund is being used.

Dr. SCOTT has described his three-day campaign trail in Petauke District as sucessful.

The Vice President wound up his campaign Wednesday after he held two public rallies at Sandwe and Chiwale Basic Schools.

He was in Petauke District to drum up support for PF Msanzala candidate Colonel Joseph Lungu.

The MMD is fielding Peter Daka, Shadrick Banda is standing on the the UNIP ticket and Usuman Maumba is contesting the seat as an independent candidate.

The seat fell vacant after Colonel JOSEPH LUNGU resigned and joined the Patriotic Front party.

The Msanzala parliamentary by-election takes place on 16th February, next week.

ZNBC

76 COMMENTS

  1. HE IS ACCUSING FRA STAFF OF PULLING THE TARPAULINS SO THAT MAIZE CAN GO TO WASTE, THIS MAN IS SICK IN HIS HEAD. DID HE SEE THEM PULLING TARPAULINS? I HATE OLD AGE BECAUSE OLD PEOPLE TEND TO TALK MORE NONSENSE THAN SENSE ESPECIALLY IN POLITICS. THEY HAVE CONTINUED MAKING UNNECESSARY ACCUSATIONS WHICH THEY CAN NOT PROVE TO GAIN POLITICAL MILEAGE. TELL VOTERS WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO FOR THEM SO THAT YOU ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO YOUR OWN WORDS.

  2. Never a dull moment with these guys! He came short of saying MMD government lost 3trillion!

    Maybe that’s why they printed another 3trillion hey? To replace the missing 3trillion. How come this was not highlighted in the Auditor Generals Report?

  3. K3 trillion again this may just be a hoax. No sane person can any longer trust what Pf and its government structures say. They are comedians whose rhetorics must be dismissed with contempt they deserve. Guy Scot is not regarded in Pf and so he has no right knowledge for him to declare such alarming statement. Why should FRA staff remove tarpaulins to have maize soaked? Guess for yourselves what the reasons could be but to me its not making sense.

  4. I think all you commentators are very dull. Look at the positives of what he is saying about using the money for education and such.
    Don’t try to become keyboard warriors over nothing which you have because you have or your relatives have stolen and now have no access to filthy money!
    Get honest and do some good for a change and allow others to do the same.
    Shame on you!!

    • you are very dull too. most important is to look at the accusation he is making about how money was lost. in reality there is no money that was actually lost but he is dreaming that people opened the tarpaulins, are you normal in your head for you to call others dull.

  5. These unneccessary by elections should be avoided if only zambian constitution is changed, they are waste of money and efforts.

  6. Oh not the K3 trillion again.first K3trillion was fake money now it was lost in scams because FRA was deliberately sabotaging maize? Come on guys get real.

  7. Campaign lies as usual. Us in chongwe rural were electricity in 90days but zero to date. How can a person with five senses pull down the tarpaulins fo let maize get soaked? There is no truth in it. It could be dementia catching up with the ba guy Scott.

  8. Dullo, dullo, dullo!! What a dull phd holder. He must have got his phd during Welensky’s time.

  9. Peasant farmers must brace themselves for hard times under these kaponyas including this muzungu .MMD left a healthy coffers ,they solved the long standing problems the peasant farmers were facing under you cheap liar Scott.They were paid in time.They were happy hence no amount of lies will not change their appreciation for MMD.All productivie areas voted for MMD expect basakala nyongo in Northern and Lupula province .
    We guy Scott want to take us back to the days when Zambians were hero worshipping so called commercial farmers who manupilated the floor price of maize to their advantage.

  10. Ohh Lawd! there comes another 3 trillion. 3 trillion MMD fake money, 3 trillion MMD FRA money, 3 trillion in the MMD campaign bicycles, 3 trillion in MMD- chiefs bribes, 3 trillion MMD pedicle road rehabilitation, 3 trillion in independence stadium rehabilitation, 3 trillion in MMD -FAZ bail out. When you re done, we need 3 trillion in our pockets, 3 trillion youth employment, 3 trillion in village developments, 3 trillion kwacha oh hospital constructions,3 trillion in road construction, 3 trillion in pension funds, 3 trillion in women empowerment programs, 3 trillion in small business empowerment, 3 trillion in Zambian diaspora tax rebate to start business in Zambia

  11. Oh, another 3 trillion hoax? What’s up with PF and the figure 3 trillion?

    Anyway, if you are Zambian or you carry any  Zambian blood in you, this is a great day. We shall tolerate all  these useless statements from this Kaponya Government for now.

    Today they can say all the lies and nonsense they want and even manufacture more fake stories and lies, every Zambian will tolerate you Kaponyas, Gonenas, Jerabos , Kabodis Kabudos or whatever you call yourself.

    And do you know why?

    It’s because Zambia is in the FINAL of the African Cup of Nations. That is what is important today and as Zambians, despite all else , we shall walk tall and proud today and not fight anybody, but just enjoy the feeling of being in the final.

    Good job boys you have made me proud.

  12. Mr. Scott, it seems you’re also becoming senile like Kambwili and Bob Sichinga. Don’t you have important issues to propound rather than lying through your teeth?! Anyway, we just wanna enjoy the soccer for now, we’ll deal with you later.

  13. please enough of what MMD DID WRONG…. How are we going do things now. You now know what should not be done…atleast

  14. There is a total-melt-down in this government. Just when Sichinga has scored a disasterous PF own goal, we now have Scott manufacturing another Trillion Lie. Sichinga & Scott are suppose to be the pillars of PF. What a circus show !!

    The nation might as well ascend the Zambia National Football Team to become the Entreme Govenment until further notice, as they appear to be more organised with one common goal in their minds.

    Cont..

  15. Scotland, shame on you.Hey you guys in PF what’s wrong with you.don’t we have police to carry out investigation if such alligation do exist. This govt of kachepas and alarmists.

  16. New Cabinet: Chris Katongo- President , Kennedy Mweene – Vice President, HH ( Hichani Himonde) – Minister of Defence, Rainford Kalaba – Minister of Finance and national Planning, Chisamba Lungu – Minister of Home Affairs, James Chamanga- Minister of Justice, Collins Mbesuma- Minister of Breweries and Women Affairs,Clliford Mulenga- fired, these appointments are with immediate effect.

  17. I think ubu bufi…however, the agricultural subsidy programme is very costly to Zambia and it is full of corruption. It is meant to benefit small scale farmers but due to corruption big farmers buy fertiliser at cheaper prices depriving the small scale farmers. The other endemic thing in this programme is that money never gets recouped. It is just a drain. The PF must look at this programme creatively. We need to subsidise our farmers but it must be done not at the expense of other important programmes such as health, education and the intelligence service.

  18. Has someone from MMD “hypnotised” Sata’s cabinet team, to keep looping around over and over with the K3 Trillion sum.

    Scott is hiding another maize scam. He is better off saying that PF is exporting the surplus maize to East Africa than smear the nation with this insane story.

    No reporter will question Sichinga & Scott about all these Trillion statements from the government media or the Post because of the “Nazi Gestapo” government wings.

  19. seems of think they will rule forever. 5 years is a short time. you have clearly failed to perform and we will vote you out. 3 trillion this and 3 trillion that. we are not as dull as you are and we are not fooled by your lack of purpose or direction.
    get busy and do the jobs you have been elected to do.
    these rumblings and baseless accusations only hurt yourselves.

  20. So 3 trillion was lost then 3 trillion was printed to cover the loss? What is wrong with this white man? May be the African sun has made him bonkers.

  21. Guy Scott must know that Zambians cannot be taken for a ride. Certainly, UNIP, MMD were in Govt and put in a lot of development durigg their terms of Office. We expect PF to deliver rather than thrive on pouring accusations on MMD Govt to which both Sata & Guy Scott served as senior Ministers under FTJ. (a) Few days ago Bob Sichinga alleged that MMD and China connived to print fake money which was intercepted at Nakonde. Surely the overzealous politcally intoxicated ZRA/ACC/DEC could have detained a truck with fake money and locked up the driver. Any evidence? (b) Now Guy Scott alleges FRA staff of removing tarpaulins to enhance maize rotting. Even villagers in Msanzala will NOT believe what this Muzungu i.d.i.ot is talking about. JUST GET DOWN TO WORK Guy Scott.

  22. The Pathetic Front(PF) buffoons are its again yesterday the Kwacha lost Nealy 10% of its values against international currencies due to these wild statements.These fellows are exporting maize and using there cronies cadres to do it.We are watching you wenye wenye weka weka.

  23. to all u chaps hating on PF u will have to learn to suck it in for a long long time coz Eish us who voted for PF we are not complaining,life is funny I remember when we were on the other side we use to complain just like u now tables have turned….kikikikikikiki get a life haters

  24. On a sober note. Let’s reflect on the evelution of policy under MMD. Guy Scott was Minister of Agriculture under Chiuba regime. If we were to apply a biological analogy, it makes common sense to state that if one sows a crop, one expects to harvest same crop species at a later time. In this regard the mistakes that Guy Scott is heaping on past MMD Govt, were actually planted by Scott in his capacity as past Minister of Agriculture. The plunder of Govt resources was sown by Guy Scott when he conducted an “OPEN DAY” at his Farm to slaughter healthy pigs for free money so that others learn how to swindle Govt if empowered to cheat the people, Hence, the faults that Guy Scott is assigning to FRA staff are products of the seeds he planted as Agriculture Minister. GOD HEAR OUR PRAYEERs!

  25. Another I.D.I.O.T yapping after day dreaming. Will these guys ever stop hallucinating. Just work your bastards we expects another bumper harvest from you failures to which mealie meal will be costly. Accusing anybody without evidence is not good especially for those in leaders we should be careful with these lunatics they will declare war one day just on suspicion

  26. WHAT IS THIS WHITE IDIOT TALKING ABOUT. WASTED 3 TRILLION ON FERTILIZER SUBSIDIES??THE COUNTRY’S FOOD SECURITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE 3 TRILLION. THIS IS THE PRELUDE TO PF GOVERNMENT REMOVING SUBSIDIES ON AGRICULTURE INPUTS DESPITE HAVING PROMISED THAT THEY WILL DOUBLE THE INPUTS. MR SCOTT, WE DONT NEED INDIANS/ASIANS TO GIVE US JOBS, WE NEED A GOVERNMENT THAT WILL PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE ZAMBIANS TO BE SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS RATHER THAN PRODUCTION TOOLS FOR ASIANS. BUT AGAIN WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM A WHITEY WHO SEES BLACKS AS JUST THAT…..PRODUCTION TOOLS. BWANA SCOTT WILL RATHER USE 3 TRILLION KWACHA ON FREE EDUCATION FOR STARVING CHILDREN. HE GOES TO PETAUKE TO GLORIFY ASIANS AND CALL THE OWNERS OF THIS LAND THIEVES WHO PULL TARPAULINS TO HIDE MONEY THEY STEAL.. PIGS.. YOU THIEF

  27. Always complaining. Lets see your harvest this time. You can’t even build shelter for the maize left by others. Shame. What a govt? A govt of complainants.The farming season is here,lets see what you will produce.

  28. PF stop pointing fingers and complaining and start producing. Are you just another simple “talk show” party. Please prove yourselves

  29. Ndipo this year we will cry, no bumper harvest and no direction from the governement they are just busy with things that do not add value to our lives.

  30. what money is this Scott using for campaigning? is this not tax payers money and they used to attack the former govt that they were using governement vehicles and money to campaign yet they are doing the same thing

  31. PM, you make a very cardinal point. I too think it’s demeaning of Scott to insinuate, and infact, imply that black Zambians are there merely to work for caucasians, Indians and other races. Someone must advise this fool that Zambians are in business too, small or large, it does not matter. Even more important he should have ambition for black Zambians specifically to be more enterprenerial. BTW I actually happen to believe that Zambian entrepreneurs, mainly SMEs, are the biggest employers in Zambia. They are never given any credit at all. A bloody shame!

  32. Zambia will get the cup this time. When the cup comes this is what we shall do

    1. We all go to the airport 2. We walk all the way to his Excellency Sata 3. We are blow Vuvuzelas and last but not the least we ask HEMCS to declare the day as a public holiday

  33. Here we go again. Another PF i.d.i.o.t with shit in his a-hole. You PF govt are boring us with your ridiculous accusations. For God’s Sake PLEASE go to the toilet and relieve some bowel pressure, may be you will start talking sense. At the moment, you just breaking wind everywhere and it stinks….

  34. Better to wait for Mr Chikwanda or the FRA director to say the truth.

    This is the ‘flip’, now wait for its corresponding ‘flop’ to make the complete flip-flop.

  35. reading most of the silly comments above i wonder if we are in a position to come up with constructive points to address losses arising from failed policies like maize(crop) marketing.those of us who have been following FRA operations closely agree with what the veep said.it seems most of us bloggers are in a hurry to insult and find faults which is a serious symptom of dullness.

  36. As much as I uphold your comment #43 not with the figures and negligence that is there towards the storage of maize. No change from Kaunda era yet shades were constructed in most districts. Go to Kalomo, Petauke, Choma, and Monze to mention a few places. Maize is rotten and some famres have not been paid up to now. Maize sold in August of last year.

  37. Let’s put some of the numbers in perspective.

    In 2010/11, GRZ spend something like K600 billion on the FSIP and perhaps K2.3 trillion buying maize through the FRA (1.9 million tons at K1.25 million per ton). This gives a total gross cost of K2.9 trillion, which is more than then number Guy Scot is throwing around. Moreover, to have “lost” K3 trillion as Guy says, this would mean that none of the inputs reached farmers and that 100% of the FRA maize has gone to waste…. neither of which are remotely true.

    Far better for the VP would be to promote real dialogue on the costs and benefits of Zambia’s agriculture subsidies than to throw around more crazy numbers and empty promises during another ‘donchi kubeba’ campaign.  

  38. @43 it is the current government which has not given direction to the nation. The fact that Zambians voted out MMD and gave power to PF is a sign enough that they already understand the shortcomings of MMD and they now want PF to set an agenda for the way forward.

    How can the VP say staff under FRA are removing tarps from maize and yet he is the same man in charge of FRA under his government. This simply shows failure on the part of his government. People want to know what the government policy in Agriculture under PF will be like.This issue of always saying because of MMD that why this is like this is utter rubbish. Zambians wants to move forward.

  39. This is sad reading and especially the it is coming form VP. Is it true he said these things? I hope not, what PF should be thankful of is the food security MMD left behind for them without planning or working for it as PF. I sense they know this year the harvest won’t any where near last years hence they are looking for reasons why it won’t be the case. And is the issue with this K3 trillion and missing or fake. Who is in charge of this govt please, what has Zambia got in the name leadership.

  40. How can we be so careless with food seriously and then cry hunger and poverty. The farmers have produced and then GRZ decides this is not more important than copper surely. it doesn’t make sense!

  41. Does the FRA budget even exceed 1 trillion in a year? How could they have misused 3 trillion? These people are smoking something!!

  42. Dr Scott, please consult the Acting President Alex Chikwanda whenever you want to mention K3 trillion. kekekekeke

  43. What about the money government lost when you were minister of agriculture in chilubas mmd! The pig scam Doc. We havent forgotten that one!

  44. Nevers Mu mba is a lia r and a mon ey lau ndering ma chine

    Him and the de puty Mr Nz oya are ste aling tax pa yers money. They had fired Mr Tem bo beca use he knew about this sc am and was aga inst it. They also have a office slut , Caro lina Rod- riguez who is also abus ing the money. The Ottawa Zam bian mis sion are th ieves

  45. Most of these comments have made big noise big time. I think the Guy has just touched an important issue. Please let us see how the accounts look like and start arrests. FIY, there are many accountants on the streets ready to take up positions. 

  46. And the looting begun ………. Remember PF chaps are broke, they have been living on nkongole for sometime now. How can u lose 3 trillion? This side you are worried of a fake 3 trillion printed by MMD. Is this coincidence? Wake up Zambians you being stripped naked.

  47. But some of u town dwellers are so full of shit!!!!!!! I live next to a shed and I believe what’s been said cause its happening right now. Ati they were paid in time….kwisa???? People in mazabuka waited till novermber. U just criticize brainlessly! Shame on of u pf haters!!! We still rule! Hate it or love it!

  48. White man quit your job. An asshole like you should not encourage us to work for indians. You should make us work for ourselves. This 3 Trillion bullshit is sickening really

  49. Guy Scott must desist from making alarming statements or else he will demean his office. No wonder he never acts as president when his boss is out. The blame game is not taking PF anywhere. We want clear policy pronouncements. It is so simplistic for Scott to praise Asians as employers of Zambians. We want him to have policies of empowering Zambians so that they too can employ others. It is so funny and now we can see through this government. It has no direction. At every opportunity they have to blame the previous government. So, when are you going to begin working? And he says FRA workers deliberately expose the maize so that it rots. Who can believe your lies Mr Scott? We are fed up. Call for elections if you are not ready to govern. It seems you are all confused with power.

  50. In short Guy Scot is telling us that Zambia has lost all the money that is supposed to be in circulation as estimated by BOZ! Whats hapening to our leaders? Whats with the mythical K3 trillion kanshi? PF needs to get down to work and be serious about it. We shall not tolerate your failure to manage our food security this time around Mr. Scot ( I dont think you deserve your PHD).

  51. what is it with these guys with 3 trillion, guess next Robert will say the 3 trillion is at liato’s farm…..

  52. People have now lost confidence in PF govt. They dont believe what ministers say. How sad, so early in the term.

  53. PF ministers were all bewitched by constable Sata, they will never ever speak anything sensible in their lives. There is no reversing the spell

  54. Can Guy Scot now tell us how much the Government lost in the rotten Yellow maize deal he did from agentina when he was Agriculture Minister in Chilubas government. He was fired for the same. I’m sure he would know better the figures since he was involved himself because he seems to know better about the 3 Trillion even when he was not involved.

  55. @PM totally in agreement on the real undercurrent of this whole tsunami we find ourselve in as a nation. In the meantime, 3 trillion is what the sangoma they all visited has demanded for services rendered in hypnotising the 1 million youngsters that experimented with their future on 20th September, and he/she is not playing! so they are all panicking for offering their wives and kids as sacrifice in the failure of delivering 3 trillion – this is why they are dreaming, eating, shi.tting, and thinking K3 trillion. We can now write your headlines for you for the next 4 years: MMD spent 3 trillion in campaigns, MMD has 3 trillion bikes, RB is worth 3 trillion, Mutati has 3 trillion chicks, Musokotwane got 3 trillion salary, MMD printed 3 trillion in China, PF IS 3 TRILLION WAYS F’CKED UP!!!!!

  56. Just what is the problem with ministers in the PF Government as regards the K3.1trillion.Guy Scot knows for sure that it is not possible to lose this amount of money in one farming season.The total farmer support program-me cost is in the region of K850 Billion per season.Crop purchases are around K1.1trillion which brings the total to K1.950 trillion.So where does Guy Scott get his K3.1trillion.If his figure were correct,there would be no maize and rice in storage shades because all the grains would have been stolen according to him.The mere fact that PF is proudly exporting maize which MMD grew is testimony that his figure of K3.1 trillion is a mere hallucination.What a joke!!

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