The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has expressed ignorance regarding some media reports suggesting that farmers are not selling maize to the Agency, in preference to private buyers offering attractive prices.
FRA Public Relations Officer Daniel Msoka said he was not preview to reports suggesting that farmers in some parts of the country have refused to sell maize to FRA.
He disclosed this in a telephone interview with ZANIS, in Lusaka today.
Mr. Msoka added that the reports that have been speculating on social media are false, and that FRA has not closed any of its satellite depots.
This follows reports in some sections of the media suggesting that FRA has been recording a low supply of maize in this marketing season, due to farmers shunning away from selling maize to the agency.