Katuba Member of Parliament Patricia Mwashingwele
Katuba Member of Parliament Patricia Mwashingwele
Katuba Member of Parliament Patricia Mwashingwele has branded the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) a failed project because Government lacks the capacity to handle it.

In an interview with Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde, Mwashingwele bemoaned the failure by Government to empower some farmers in her constituency through the E-Voucher System as their electronic cards have been inactive since last farming season hence meaning their cards should be loaded twice.

She has since braved the Ministry of Agriculture to immediately activate all electronic cards for the 2015 and 2016 farming seasons for registered beneficiaries in her constituency.

“Am very annoyed because this programme has not benefited the farmers in my constituency” Mwashingwele said

Mwashingwele has urged government to stop raising farmers’ hopes that they shall receive the inputs soon when it has no capacity.

“Government should not think it is doing farmers a favour, it is their responsibility” she said

Recently President Edgar Lungu also expressed disappointment with the way the E-Voucher system was being handled.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. When I read the headlines I thought here is another brilliant woman like Princess Kasune. But reading the story reveals the usual UPNDonkey empty agenda of armchair critics.
    And by the way, is this woman a farmer? I see no sign of thisl in that dress code within a maize field. And also, hasn’t she benefitted from the free chemicals against army worms? To me His Excellent Chagwa Lungu showed great leadership leading the fight against army worms. True commander in chief indeed.

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  2. Mrs Hamboote, good to see you and that you are a paramentarian now (though in a wrong party), you were my lecturer at Charles Lwanga, Nkrumah teachers colleges and UNZA. Happy for you, you have really faught your way through.

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  3. Us who voted for PF are enjoying. Our Cards were activated 4werks ago!!Viva cadre.
    Ask your President to activate them.
    By the way what happened to those interviews with aljazeera at his house!! Mambala is broke.

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    • I believe you meant twerks…..because as a cader I am sure that’s what you did to get those e-vouchers. I really just give credit to the hard working Zambian farmers

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  4. How can it fail to fail when more than 50% of people charged with the handling and distribution are known Upnd sympathizers? You don’t expect the “government ” to start distribution when they have people employed to do that job. In my farming block very few people have received free army worm chemicals and these few are from related tribes. I made several trips to the issuing center and all I was issued with were excuses and promises. Rather than let my crop go to waste I opted to buy the stuff from the shops.

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  5. Please understand that government has no money thus the E-vouchers work as promissory notes getting activated in batches as money availed for clearance gets diverted from somewhere!

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  6. Let her say the truth why you PF thugs don’t want to be told off? Why?Are you telling us that you have been excellent in all your doings? Let’s call a spade a spade you are the worst government since independence. All you know is to fight for positions instead of delivering what you promised the people in your campaign message.

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