Sunday, 28 February 2016


*By MacPherson Mukuka in Kalomo- Southern Province*

KALOMO District Commissioner, COSMAS CHIIBA has hailed government for extending a hand to farmers in the area through the E-Voucher scheme.

MR. CHIIBA has described the implementation of the scheme in Kalomo as a success story of the 2015- 2016 farming season.

He says the scheme enabled farmers in the area acquire inputs on time adding that the timely delivery of fertiliser to farmers also harnessed the situation.

The District Commissioner further disclosed that over 4 thousand have so far benefited from the scheme.

MR. CHIIBA is however not happy with the performance of the Food Reserve Agency in the area.

He says out of the 4 Hundred and 50 thousand by 50 kilogram bags of maize that were supposed to be bought by the agency; only 2 hundred and 64 thousand 3 hundred and 32 by 50 kilogram bags were bought.

And MR. CHIIBA has expressed sadness at the poor rainfall partner being experienced in the area.

He says the majority of farmers who planted their seed early have lost their crops to the dry spell that has hit most parts of the country.

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