Part of the 6 acre maize field that has recovered after spraying
Part of the 6 acre maize field that has recovered after spraying

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.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. These are the premises where the Agric Minister needs to step down or get fired. Did he mislead the President over this matter? And isn’t it illegal not to pay farmers whats due to them?

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    • Kikikiki be serious, such matters were discussed in cabinet meetings and lungu agreed to it,the problem with lungu admi,is they don’t listen to technocrates,too much corruption

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    • That’s because the President was dancing on the stage kasaka kadalama…like a fooooool he is!!

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  2. The money raised in the brief lifting of the ban is what they used for there campaigns in the two by-elections.

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  3. This is the new culture in Zambia, how many times have they set the maize floor price, in anticipation that farmers should cry to the “father of the nation” for him to increased to a higher price so he can seem to be the listening father of the nation.

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  4. PFoools to dull, they only think of tomorrow no foresight, these dander heads were told by HH two moths ago and I remember some of the cadres on this forum where busy writing crap about HH when he was against this practice, PFoools to dull, the unfortunate thing is that the whole party is full of dander heads

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  5. A few weeks ago, we were told we had surplus maize from last season which if added to this years harvest will be more than adequate. What has changed?

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  6. The job of the opposition is to offer advice to the government of the day. Advice in this case has been taken. For once the opposition is doing it’s job. The next task is to fight for a paid Shadow Cabinet of the main opposition party of the day.

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  7. You only commend government, you don’t thank them. It’s government’s job to deliver to the people therefore there’s no need to thank them. We can only appreciate or condemn their actions but NOT THANKS.

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