Vice President Mutale Nalumango has announced that government through the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has bought an additional of 400,000 metric tons of maize to avoid wastage of the staple food,
The Vice President said despite the good rainfall during the last farming season, the previous regime only planned to buy 500, 000 metric tomes from farmers threatening the food security as more maize was going to waste due to high corruption practices.
Mrs Nalumango said this in Chisamba at a meeting to drum up support for UPND candidate Fred Choong for this Thursday Council Chairperson bye election.
“The former ruling party promised to start distributing farming inputs in August but they had nothing in stock until the new dawn government started mobilizing resources to procure more and farmers have now started collecting their inputs,” she said.
The Veep explained that voting PF is retarding development because the former regime failed to development the area for the past 10 years they were in government.
“I appeal to the people of Chisamba to vote for the UPND candidate to alleviate the sufferings you have gone through in the past years,” said the Vice President
And Chisamba Member of Parliament Kasanda Chushi says it is time for the people of Chisamba to move forward to end the suffering they have gone through.