Chief Chitimukulu
Chief Chitimukulu

Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba speaking people in Mungwi District of the Northern Province has expressed concern over the delay in the delivery of urea fertilizer under the farmer input support programme (FISP) in some parts of Mungwi District.

Chief Chitimukulu says the late delivery of top dressing fertilizer might negatively affect yields for the 2015/2016 farming season.

The Traditional leader has since advised government to address what he termed as inertia in the distribution process.

He said this when Vice President Inonge Wina paid a courtesy call on him at his palace yesterday.

The Paramount Chief has called for increased investment in the country’s agricultural sector in order sustain national food security.

And Vice President Wina has regretted the delay in the delivery of farming inputs in Chief Chitimukulu.

She said the development is saddening especially that the country looking up to the Northern Region to sustain the food basket given to poor rainfall in other regions.

Mrs. Wina has assured the Paramount chief that government will quickly look into the matter with the agency it deserves.

Ms Wina said her office through the disaster management unit (DMMU) remains committed to ensuring food security.

She added that the Ministry of national development and planning is seeking the counsel from traditional leaders in improving the agricultural sector.

Earlier, sub-chief Chimba dismissed speculations by some sections of society suggesting that the Bemba Royal Establishment is supporting a named political party.

Chief Chimba, who is also Bashilubemba’s chairperson, reiterated that the establishment is a non- partisan institution which should not be politicized.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I wonder if we have a government that wants to develop the agriculture sector. The government just seem not to have obligation to promote and develop the industry.

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    • PF s priority is to bribe people to vite for them not agriculture.

      PF is not proactive. Ni ba chimbwi no plan. So after reading this report Lungu will send truck loads of fertilizer and give it to farmer lying that its free then charge them after elections and blame the dristributors of falsehood.Donchi kubeba.

      Only UPND will manage all sectors of the of the economy properly.

      Now is the time to stop crying about PF but to act decisively and vote PF out on 11August 2016.

      Vote UPND 2016.

      VIVA UPND AND HH TEAM.

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  2. Why is our agricultural sector being underrated by this regime, why? If we can’t produce enough food for export, at least produce enough food for the nation’s own consumption. This is so heinous!

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  3. Only an experienced farmer will understand the importance of agricuture who among PF minister is a farmer?

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  4. Why are people complaining when they know that this government has no vision for this country. Keep your concerns to your yourself and make them known on 11 August. For now, it makes sense to just keep quite.

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