STEVEN MVULA, Chibombo
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has directed Minister of Fisheries and Livestock Michael Katambo to make ex gratia payments to farmers whose pigs died of African swine fever in recent months.
President Lungu made the directive yesterday after he was informed by Mr Katambo that the law does not allow for compensation to farmers whose pigs died of the disease.
“Commercial farmers insure their animals, but peasants do not because they are poor villagers. Remember, these are the same people who voted for us.http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/