Opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president George Mpombo says he finds it ironic that an emerging economy like Zambia still does not see the need to subsidize the Agriculture sector.
Dr. Mpombo says this is considering that European Countries and America are currently highly subsidizing their Agriculture produce.
He has told Qfm News by telephone from Kafulafuta that beef is one such product European Countries are subsidizing and which European farmers are exporting to Africa.
Dr. Mpombo points of that corn production is also heavily subsidized by the American government.
He has thus wondered why the Zambian government wants to do away completely with subsidies in the Agriculture sector when the sector is in fact a priority.