Speed up inputs distribution, Lungu directs Siliya

PRESIDENT Lungu operates a tructor during the launch of the 2017/2018 farming season in Monze. PICTURE: EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATE HOUSE

PRESIDENT Lungu has directed Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya to ensure that the farmers’ electronic voucher (e-voucher) cards are activated forthwith, to enable farmers access farm inputs.

President Lungu has also directed Ms Siliya to ensure farm inputs for this season are distributed on time.

President Lungu was speaking here yesterday when he launched the 2017/2018 planting season.
“Minister [Ms Siliya] I am not asking you to fire people. I am asking you to get people to work and fire them if need be.
“Sound agricultural practices such as planting within the window for planting our crops, is vital as this will determine crop success. Therefore, I would like to see the distribution of farm inputs expedited. We cannot afford to continue repeating past mistakes which..

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