Milenge Member of Parliament Mwansa Mbulakulima has called for the arrest of Nyiombo Investments Limited Director messing up the distribution of farming inputs for the 2016/2017 farming season.
Mr Mbulakulima said it is unfortunate that farmers in Milenge have not yet received their top dressing Urea fertiliser due to the failure by Nyiombo to deliver the inputs.
He predicted that the yields will be greatly compromised especially that January is almost ending without top dressing fertiliser arriving.
Mr Mbulakulima said in an interview that it is only fair that officials from Nyimbo are made to pay for the disaster they have caused by failing to deliver on time.
He wondered why the same company keeps getting FISP contracts when it has clearly failed to live up to expectations.
Nyiombo Investments Limited won the contract to supply over 30,000 metric tonnes of top dressing fertiliser under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) to four provinces for the 2016/17 farming season.
The company was expected to deliver fertiliser to about 70,000 farmers in North-Western, Luapula, Copperbelt and Central provinces.
Last year, Nyiombo was contracted to deliver over 53,000 metric tonnes of fertiliser to about 100,000 FISP beneficiaries in North-Western, Luapula, Copperbelt and Central provinces.
President Edgar Lungu has also admitted that the FISP distribution exercise was a messy in the current farming season and promised that government will do better next year.