Government has finished paying farmers who sold their maize and rice to the Food Reserve Agency last year, and has since closed the 2013/2014 crop marketing season.
Agriculture Minister Wylbur Simuusa says a balance of 2-hundrend and 50 million kwacha was paid yesterday on Thursday, and government has apologised for the delay.
This has brought the total amount paid to farmers countrywide to one point four billion kwacha, four times higher than what previous governments paid farmers.
The Minister made the announcement at a public rally held at Ibenga main market in Lunashya.
And Mr. Simuusa says government delivered D-compound fertilizer for the 2014 to 2015 farming season as early as September last year.
He says by the end of next week, government will finish delivering top dressing fertilizer to farmers.
Mr. Simuusa says the last wagon carrying top dressing fertilizer from Saudi Arabia arrived in the country early this week.