Distribution of inputs this season is a disaster-Farmers Union

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National Union for Small Scale Farmers has described the distribution of the 2016/2017 farming inputs under the Farmer Input Supply Programme (FISP) as a disaster.

Union Director General Frank Kayukwa said in an interview that Government has lamentably failed to undertake the E-voucher scheme.
Dr Kayukwa said most farmers in several parts of the country have not yet accessed seed and fertiliser even as the critical month of December approaches an end.

He said the agro dealers who were supposed to be supplying farmers with farming inputs under the E-voucher have still not been paid by government.

Dr Kayukwa said most small farmers have been left stranded by the chaotic manner in which FISP has been implemented in the current faming season.

He predicted a poor harvest which might lead to increased hunger levels in the country if the inputs do not reach the farmers by next week in most parts of the country.

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43 COMMENTS

  1. And if our Lord blesses us with enough food so called bumper harvest someone in state house will claim credit. I just wonder how a president gets credit for good rains. I am an agricultural expert myself.

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    • ….last year he prayed for the rains and we all saw the rainbow that formed in the sky. I’m a pente myself

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    • Dollar Syria has already condemned FISP. Did you really expect baPFipuba to put out inputs when they are reserving money for presidential travels? People be serious! Grow your own food and watch as a 50kg bag of maize hits K250 in 2017. There’s no cure for stoopidity. Time to make money!

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    • It is sad that up to now some inputs have not been delivered.

      That is unacceptable. The people charged with the responsibility need to be serious.

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    • We need a vibrant President, one who inspires action, one who knows and respects his role.
      We have a non stop traveler, a gallivanting president and expect simple things like input distribution to be a priority!
      Poverty reduction is a priority for his house hold only.
      For now it’s every man for himself and God for us all.

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  2. This is a disastrous govt doing the job the only way they know how, incompetently. If anybody believes PF can organise anything successfully that person is also mad. Zambia under PF is headed towards one catastrophe after another in quick succession until there is nothing left after 5 years of non-stop blunders.

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    • And Lungu wants to build a NUCLEAR POWER PLANT!

      Can these people be serious???? If they cannot even deliver agricultural inputs on time can they really manage this technology?

      Definitely too much Jamesoni.

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  3. It is now difficult to blame PF alone because in my eyes MMD is at a driving seat after alienation of PF in grand style. The original PF of action though without budgeting is no longer there.

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  4. Just scrap off ths FISP thing.

    It’s retrogrsseive program wrongly used by politicians to blackmail masses.

    Let free market Sys manage farmInputs; Input costs,availability/quality and output prices wil be optimal.

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  5. Look, there are a lot of you who think things will improve in Zambia. Please note that I am not a prophet of doom, but give it the next 50 years this country will continue being in serious poverty. Zambia lacks Leadership to pull this country out of its situation. The only way is to tell the British to get back this country – this is not a joke and I am making this proposal after a careful consideration of all elements including possible consequences. Neither the ruling party nor the opposition can make our lives better.

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  6. I agree with Zanji. We removed the MMD thinking the opposition PF then would put more money in our pockets. Are we not worse off now , of course we are worse off now as a country under PF than under MMD. Basic parameters will show that we worse off – mealie meal from K30 under MMD to K100 under PF, Is that progress? No No No. Lets not be shy, lets go and tell the British, please take over the country and lead us but don’t let us buy things from small windows like in the colonial days.

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  7. Overpoliticisation of nshima to garner votes from rural populations over real development like generation and distribution of more electricity so that people can be more productive! Kaya mwandini!

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  8. And you expect Dora Siliya to improve the situation? How gullible! A few days ago she was cheating people that in America, the government has FOX news for propaganda. Does she know who funds FOX news. It is not like ZNBC where both equipment and members of staff are obsolete. Morally, surely how can you have a tax funded organisation, tax paid by everybody peddling the PF agenda, it is sad. That is why we are still monkeys, abasungu bala seka

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  9. Stop that absurd talk, the British have their own “serious”issues, BREXIT, unemployment, lopsided development across a poor north Vs rich south divide etc and can never, ever add value here again, at least not in a coloial sense! What we need to do is push ourselves harder, (s)elect the right leaders & hold them accountable, get the “tribal monkey” off our back, get our education & health systems in shape etc it won’t be easy but can be done, its been done elsewhere, why not here?
    This inferiority complex, mixed with self pity will not take us anywhere, the time has come for serious men & women to stand up and be counted, hiding in pubs is not taking us anywhere at all! I’m just saying…

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    • Nothing absurd about alternative suggestions!

      Just look at the Caribbean islands that REFUSED INDEPENDENCE! Their standard of living is even BETTER than the USA. Their economies are BOOMING even when the rest of the world is in recession – and they have NO COPPER! There is ZERO CORRUPTION. There is ZERO inflation. Their citizens can move to the UK, or work anywhere in the EU with no restrictions (until BREXIT kicks in!).

      They made a VERY SMART CHOICE. What did we do? Let Lungu steal an election!

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    • @Binche – you are a **** a shameful one for that matter; you idoits need to learn your history instead of being brainwashed with the bible. I wish you were within an arms length as I would have slapped you before pumping some sense in your empty vessel.

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  10. Leaders are GLOBE-TROTTING instead of working. You voted for PF & expected different performance even when there was overwhelming evidence of their incompetence & CORRUPTION from LUNGU right down to Cadres.

    Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is DOING SOMETHING OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND EXPECTING THE SAME RESULT.

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    • …correction….doing same thing over and over but expecting DIFFERENT results….
      …I conquer with those advocating for a complete take over of our economic affairs…tho I wuldnt recommend the british may be for change lets try the Germans or the Netherland guys or Japanese….and not necessarily taking over as such…just to make Zed as one of their province or district or town, tourist city whatever….at times history repeats itself…I can foresee in less than 100 years another form of colonialism…developed countries sharing Africa….Malawi shall be a first model…to be taken over by the British…after seeing how the quality of life will change there..other African countries will raise their hand as well….including Zed

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    • We have a Lazy President who is happy to read speeches about diversification of the economy and value addition BUT in reality he barely puts anything in to practice; he is more than happy to flying all over the Africa signing MOUs that make our counterparts richer…this is a Bum who think dependence on RSA is a very good idea.

      We have a President who is thick as sh%t for the next four years.

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  11. No matter how bad the situation is UPNDonkey party can never be the alternative nor the solution. Ati hh will fix it, fix what? Hasnt hh demonstrated how clueless he is on many matters critical to our economy? And then comes in GBM as his running mate, that completes the picture of who hh really is.
    Come to politics, GBM ati no need for a convention because hh is capable. We cipubawe, the suitability of hh is determined by the people not you and hh.

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    • Mr Terrible, Mr Terrible,

      after $10 billion in debt and no investors in sight the economic outlook is bleak. Even the IMF are having doughts about the PF theives in charge of money. At this point it should be clear to you that Even chinama patients can do better the PF.

      In the meantime music pleas …..dununa reverseeeeeeeee ye eeeeeeee……

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  12. Please do not forget this come harvesting season …as the Lazy Bum Lungu and his empty tins will blame Global factors for the poor harvest.

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  13. Ba Terrible, ikalenifye. In terms of development this country is not going anywhere. Unfortunately there is no cure for people like you who can’t read situations. And there are many more who suffer from this syndrome thinking PF is proving things and yet we are dead stuck. Even UPND will be stuck like PF

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  14. The truth is, they’ve removed all the middlemen and corruption that the u do not have anymore room to steal, so it’s to cry wolf so that they can steal even more.. I shudder to imagine how hungry these thieves will be. The true beneficiaries have already received and are happy.

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  15. Guys, you are wasting time. Tell the British to take over this country. With the resources we have which the British don’t have this country will be paradise. If we continue like this, we are not going anywhere. Call it inferior complex at your own peril. In rural areas today, it is one meal or no meal a day in Zambia now

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    • Go and ask your Grandmother or Great Aunt about your Savior the British, before you come and post your silliness and your folly.

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  16. As zambians we have failed and the proper English word is lamentably failed. Nothing is going to change nor matter which government we have. See the trajectory since 1964, it is in decline. Some of you are too blind to see. Nothing is happening and nothing will happen until drastic thinking comes to the fall. You are looming time, call in the British, I agree

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    • You can change your name as many times as you want we can all tell it you posting the selfsame drivel about your love for your master the British.

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    • …I agree with you..but not the British.or the chinese please….if we had to draw a performance bar chart…grah….for our past and present leaders…..the top line will be falling like a hypotenuse of a right tryiangle…

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  17. Comment:This fotum is becoming boring every other day because most participant’s lack wisdom,wonders will never stop.

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  18. THE ONLY ANSWER TO THIS SUFFERING IS GOOD LEADERSHIP. WE ARE A COUNTRY BLESSED WITH RESOURCES AND YET NOT ENOUGH TO SHARE? I HATE TO SAY THIS BUT THE TRUTH IS OUR ECONOMY HAS NOT EVEN BOTTOMED OUT YET. THINGS ARE BOUND TO GET EXPONENTIALLY WORSE BEFORE THEY GET BETTER. GOOD LEADERSHIP IS OUR ONLY ANSWER. UNTIL THAT HAPPENS WE WILL CONTINUE TO SUFFER!!!!!

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  19. This is good cure for this DEPENDENCY syndrome we have as Africans and in particular Zambians. Well done PF!

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  20. I CAN NEVER COME TO GRIPS WITH THE REASONING CAPACITY OF THE BLACK AFRICAN!
    Surely the P.F symptoms had been there for all to see, & at least you DON’T live in a Kingdom, where you have no electoral choice!
    In August you had the chance to use a Pen, not even a Gun to remove these inept thieving P.F bandits starting with Drunken tourist Chagwa, BUT with the African brain that lacks analytical capabilities, you decided to vote for P.F, because they dressed your wives, & daughters in free chitenges bearing Chagwa’s head. You decided to vote for Chagwa coz he brought Kalusha to display his ball juggling skills in front of you. You voted for Chagwa coz he brought J.K, & Mampi to wiggle their backsides in your backyards, NOW reality has set in, you start to moan & gnash teeth??
    Like…

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    • Cont;
      Like Kamuzu Banda said, problem with our African citizens is “MU MUTU BIII” which translates to our citizens brains are still cloaked in Ignorant Darkness, which severly impairs their decision making & reasoning, & Dr Banda was a Medical Doctor, Not the Dr Kambwili type!!
      INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING & WAILING, WHY DONT YOU ALL JUST USE EDWARD CHAGWA’S CHITENGES AS FERTILIZER, & SEEDS???

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  21. I saw someone on a video eating mango in savage manner, without washing the Mango and his hands. It was very unhygienic.

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  22. Botswana kept the British for more than five years after independence to run the civil service. The problem in Zambia is not really to do with the party in government it’s with civil servants. Surely we don’t expect a president to supervise the issuance of a National Registration card? I’ve used this because of what I saw where a supervisor ordered his junior to issue a reg without following proper procedure.

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