The UPND says there is nothing to thank the PF government for, for reversing their earlier decision to export maize barely two months ago.
UPND Chairperson for Agriculture Levy Ngoma says Mr. Hichilema advised and forewarned them prior to their misguided decision, that allowing maize exports was one typical PF way of perpetuating an illegality that is devoid of coherence and coordination which a sane government should not even have pursued.
Mr. Ngoma said the decision by the PF regime to allow maize exports amidst a looming hunger situation in the country due to poor yield was completely uncalled for and unwise.
“Actually, we view it as one of those selfish decisions where they wanted to make a quick buck for their individual pockets through corruption. We know they won’t thank Mr. Hichilema for the visionary advise against exporting maize, because of their usual arrogance and pride and in any case we don’t want any accolades from the PF because, its simply not in their DNA”, Mr. Ngoma added.
He said the UPND has consistently been offering alternative economic policy guidelines to the nation though the PF reject them for political reasons resulting in disaster and economic retardation.
Mr. Ngoma said UPND will continue offering the nation what they believe are the best policies and if the visionless PF leadership wants, they can give them a complete economic blue print to salvage this sinking PF titanic regime.
“But in the meantime, PF must immediately pay our farmers for last season’s crop supplies to the Food Reserve Agency, We are actually disturbed with reports that PF are reselling maize to the starving villagers at more than K110 per 50 kg bag when they bought it at K60 per 50 kg bag and yet the farmers have not been paid for their supplies”, he addes.
He said what only places where maize and mealie meal is being dished out freely is in the bye election areas as an inducement for votes.