By Temani Davy Kapwata
Government says there is no money to pay Famers who sold maize to FRA,Transporters ,Agro dealers and shed owners,
Asked this morning on when Agro dealers will be paid, the Minister of agriculture Michael Katambo (in photos) said There is no funding and that they will be paid when Government receives Funding,
Two weeks Agriculture Minister Katambo went on the media to announce that farmers and agro dealers will be paid next week meaning last week but up to now nothing has been coming forth,
This was confirmed by Vice president Inonge Wina who Told parliament that farmers and Agro dealers will be paid within the course of the week meaning last week.
Some agro dealers have not been paid even the 2017/2018 farming season inputs they gave out to farmers,
Meanwhile some agro dealers have vowed not to take part in the 2019/2020 farmimg season because they have been pushed into abject poverty as if they didn’t work
Some farmers talked to have complained that Government has started selling the same maize they got from Farmers, and that it was like they are buying their own maize.