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Government explains delay in FISP distribution in Choma

General News Government explains delay in FISP distribution in Choma

The government in Choma has flagged off the distribution of farming inputs under the Farmer Input Support Program (FISP) attributing the delay to the shift from the Electronic Voucher System to the direct input Supply Mechanism.

Speaking at the flag-off Choma Mayor, Javen Simoloka explained that the delay experienced is a result of the inherited system from the previous government where farmers in the District used to get only three bags of fertilizer.

He added that the initiative by the government to increase the input allocation coupled with the change of system required harmonization, thereby causing the delay.

Mr. Simoloka is however optimistic that the district will meet its target with input distribution as it is still within the planting window.

And Choma District Commissioner Sikaleya Gamela who flagged off the distribution thanked farmers for their patience during the system shift.

Earlier, Choma District Agricultural Coordinator Robert Tembo confirmed that the district has received 100 percent of seed and 60 percent of fertilizer.

He added that farmer cooperatives have already started collecting their inputs.

ZANIS reports that Choma District has 25 000 beneficiary small-scale farmers under the FISP.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Lies….all district have migrated from direct distribution to group (cooperative) distribution. All districts received inputs later than in the past.

  2. It is such things that might cost upnd the next elections. How do you fail to deliver to your stronghold. My people are your strongest supporters. You meant to prioritise them first

  3. PLEASE TELL ME HOW CAN A COUNTRY MOVE FORWARD WHEN ALMOST EVERY SECTOR IN SOCIETY AND GOVERNMENT
    IS INVOLVED IN SOME SORT OF CORRUPTION !!
    IS IT THIS GOVERNMENTS FAULT OR A EMBEDED CULTURE FROM THE PREVIOUS ONES
    ALSO HOW DO YOU CHANGE A PERSONS ATTITUDE FROM ENRICHING THEMSELVES BY ANY MEANS
    TO HELPING THE COUNTRY MOVE FORWARD LEGITIMATELY

  4. ALSO FISP MUST BE REFINED !! PERSONS GETTING IT MUST GIVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MAIZE BACK TO THE FRA
    AT THE MOMENT MOST ARE SELLING THE FERTILIZER ON AT ZMW350 TO ZMW 400 A BAG
    THIS HAS TO STOP !!
    A FRIEND HAS JUST BOUGHT 60 BAGS AT A REDUCED RATE

  5. Why tell lies? The whole Zambia knows that the husband of the Minister whose company was paid money has failed to deliver fertilizer to Southern province Bally has failed to take action

  6. #7 Ayatolla. They have eyes but they deliberately refuse to see. They have ears but they deliberately refuse to listen.

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