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Some civil servants had their names illegally included in the Farmer Input Support Programme

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Some civil servants in Mufulira district allegedly had their names illegally included in the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) register for the 2021/2022 farming season.

Mufulira District Agricultural Coordinator (DACO), Thomas Mukubwe disclosed that some civil servants had their names included in this year’s FISP register in an attempt to receive farming inputs once distribution commences.

Mr. Mukubwe disclosed this when Mufulira Central Member of Parliament, Golden Mwila met heads of government departments for a familiarisation meeting in Mufulira.

He said the known civil servants’ names have since been removed from the register hence they will not receive farming inputs.

He said only rightful beneficiaries will benefit from the FISP programme for the 2021/2022 farming season.

Mr. Mukubwe said civil servants do not qualify to receive inputs through FISP, which is aimed at uplifting the livelihood of vulnerable but viable farmers by providing them with subsidised inputs.

He said the delivery of farming inputs to Mufulira has been completed, adding that the district is ready to commence distribution once government flags off the exercise.

Meanwhile, Mufulira Central Member of Parliament (MP), Golden Mwila said it was unfortunate that civil servants were engaging in such acts.

Mr. Mwila said it was wrong for civil servants to unscrupulously place their names on lists of beneficiaries of government programmes that are supposed to benefit the vulnerable people.

He said there is need to ensure that appropriate disciplinary action is taken against erring officers in order to deter would be offenders.

And Mr. Mwila said he will work with all stakeholders in Mufulira regardless of their political orientation in order to bring about development in Mufulira central.

The Patriotic Front MP said time for politics is over, adding that there is need for all stakeholders to work together for the development of Zambia.

He has since called on heads of government departments to study the United Party for National Development (UPND) manifesto in order to help government fulfil its promises to the Zambian people.

“The UPND government’s promises can only be fulfilled with your full participation and that is why you need to study their manifesto and align your work towards fulfilling that,” he said.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Is he not a civil servant himself? FISP is received through unions so how did someone who doesn’t belong to a union get this facility? It’s better to shut up and avoid embarrassment. Trying to impress the new broom may cause you to be swept with the chaff.

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  2. It was the MMD under RB that encouraged civil servants that included men and women in uniform to benefit from FISP because they were also as vulnerable as the target beneficiaries. The PF didn’t disturb this program but they instead increased the number of beneficiaries to over 1,000,000. Since this decision was made at Presidential level it can’t therefore be stopped by a mere DACO. Presidential pronouncements become policy. So let Bally state his position because as of now many government workers are on the list of beneficiaries

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  3. “ He said the known civil servants’ names have since been removed from the register hence they will not receive farming inputs.“
    Just like that “names removed” and life goes own. If there is no law or regulation that civil servants cannot receive then why do you remove their names from the list. Politicians claim that there is no law that bars them from acquiring Govt assets. Plot one is full of such.

  4. Check those names, if a single tonga name is on that list, then please cut my hands or manhood. We all know which two tribes has a tendency to dip their hands in the cookie jar

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