FRA provides 90,000mt maize

THE Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has reserved 90,000 metric tonnes of maize for the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) to be distributed to hunger-threatened areas, chief executive officer Chola Kafwabulula has said.
Mr Kafwabulula told ZANIS when he officiated at the FRA training workshop for its seasonal staff in Namwala recently that the agency has enough maize in strategic reserves and that people should not worry that there will be a shortage of the grain.
He said FRA is investing in strategic maize reserves and it is determined to ensure that citizens do not starve.
And FRA regional property co-ordinator John Mwape said the agency has started rehabilitating the Bwana Mkubwa silos in Ndola.
Khong Enterprise of China is doing the work.
Mr Mwape said once completed, the silos will add 22,500 metric tonnes to the existing storage capacity.
He said FRA will spend K42 million on the project and works are expected to be completed in one year’s time.
Mr Mwape said FRA also plans to rehabilitate  silos in Kalomo, Kaoma, Mufumbwe , Mansa, Kasama, Chinsali and Petauke in line with its investment plan and as soon as funds are available.- ZANIS

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