MMD National Secretary Mwansa Mbulakulima
Mwansa Mbulakulima

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.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Dear MP do not throw everything to the police. You guys are lawmakers. I believe you have a parliamentary committee that is responsible for looking at issues of this nature. Call the directors of Nyimbo talk to them before committing them to the police. Acting with impunity without finding out the problem is a fools way of doing things and does not solve problems. Sit down with these directors find out the real cause of their failure to deliver and then recommend an appropriate sanction.

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    • Some big army worm blamed civil servants and banks over the e-coupons, dora siliya, chitalu chilufya and kalima, blamed petitioners, mbulakulima is blaming nyiombo….

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    • @Chitamfya
      You are one of the few clear thinking and objective Zambians.

      Let me add that before the parliamentary committee calls the directors, it needs to grill the person in charge of FISP from the Executive branch. That’s who hired Nyiombo and set the terms of contract.

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  2. Trying to pass the back on someone else when your government is the real culprit. Lack of planning is planning to fail. Who on earth distributes inputs in February? First you blame the petition now you want to arrest an innocent soul? Why not start by arresting Dora slit and your whole cabinet you mongrel? This pathetic and foolish bunch of masquerades disguised as leaders is a curse to have befallen this country. Why have we refused proper leadership only to be given this squadron of misfits. Mulenya unomuku.

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  3. DID THE GOVERNMENT PAY FOR THE FERTILISER? WHAT I KNOW IS THAT PF GOVERNMENT FAILED TO PAY FOR 2015/16 FERTILISER AND I WONDER HOW THEY MANAGED TO PAY FOR 2016/2017 PERIOD. IT IS LUNGU TO BLAME. HE SHOULD NOT EVEN TRY TO POINT THE FINGERS AT OTHERS. PAY NYIOMBO AND THEY WILL DISTRIBUTE FERTILISER WITHOUT ANY TROUBLE. THERE IS NOTHING FOR NOTHING

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  4. And the transport for the same FISP can NOT be given to only one transporter to Eastern Province . CAN WE PLEASE LOOK IN TO IT . LET’S NOT SHARE ENVELOPES !!!

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  5. These are annual disasters, Mwasa Mbulakulima don’t waste our time, you have all the instruments to arrest the mess but prefer to write to the public gallery to be seen as sensible person. Shame on you as a law maker.

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  6. Can someone list the directors because it doesn’t make sense how one company gets contracts every year when it brings in substandard fertiliser, it’s found guilty of overpricing – hope they paid the fine imposed by consumer protection-,supply underweight fertiliser,it seems they have the entire GOVT in their pockets.

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