Chief Mulungwe of the Lala people in Mukushi district has called on Government to facilitate for speedy disbursement of monies to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to pay Farmers who had sold maize to the agency in the 2016 marketing season.

He complained that he is amongst the many Farmers based in this Chiefdom, who had not yet been paid for maize transaction with the FRA.

He pointed out that the delay in payments is impacting negatively on the Farmers preparation for the 2016—2017 farming season, adding that Farmers needed the money to buy farming inputs.

The Chief, however, observed that many Farmers had sold their maize to the private sector buyers, saying that those who sold to FRA are still awaiting their payments.

Chief Mulungwe also has appealed for assistance from governmental and Non-Governmental sectors, to sink more Bore Holes in his Chiefdom.

The Chief told ZANIS that the drying up of streams in the area had further necessitated the need to increase the number of water points to cater for consumption as well as farming activities.

He said that streams such as Kalwa, Chibanga, Ngalauka and Kampoko, had been undergoing steady reduction of surface water in recent times.

He said that coupled with this, the human population in his Chiefdom had been expanding, saying that the few operational Bore Holes that existed are not adequate to cater for more than 4,000 residents of Kalwa Ward.

 

 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I said this last week, the moment these chiefs started accepting ama Vaka, that is the time they became useless. Here we have a chief who is a farmer and he is begging for Boreholes.

    Imagine I have a bigger vibrant farm and a Borehole, how am I going to respect this chief because even land is no longer theirs!

    I blame FTJ.

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  2. Go to chief Chamuka and see how people sufer in terms of water. The place which is hit the most is kamasasa area .world vision please help if you can ,it is a disaster.

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  3. DON’T CRY LIKE A BABY, YOU WENT TRIBAL AND THOUGHT PF WILL DELIVER WHEN IT HAS EVEN FAILED TO PAY CONTRACTORS TO CONTINUE WITH THE ROADS EG (CHINGOLA-SOLWEZI ROAD) AND NOW ZAMSEED IS K400/10KG SEED OF MAIZE AND WHAT WILL BE THE PRICE FOR A 50KG BAG OF FERTILIZER

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  4. CHIEFS RECEIVED TIPS OF K15000 CHEATED BY PF AS THE SALARIES NOW ARE CRYING JUST A MONTH OLD IN LEADERSHIP. BA MFUMU, PF YALAMISAKAMANA PANTU BAMFUMU EMWE MWALYEFYABO. NTEMWA NGA ENFILYA BAATA TWASOSELE ATI KUMYONGOLA BALEMYONGOLA NAMWE.

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  5. You thought voting for a tribe will serve you.The worse is yet to come so Chief kindly forget about your money it will never be paid till next year.
    It was Dununa reverse which you were dancing too.
    Continue dancing now that all the monies are gone.
    PF for you

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  6. Ba Mfumu Bataa, nemweee, bushe tamwaishiibe ati efyo PF yaba nakale? Chief dont lament but keep on praising them for hard work. Today Zamseed is K400/10kg bag. Umufundo uli pali K400/50kg amakuponi balefumyako nga bapoka inkongole kuli ba IMF.

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